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Norman Barthelson

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Norman Barthelson

AGE: 88 • Lewes

Norman A. Barthelson, age 88 of Lewes, DE, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017, at Harbor Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, in Lewes. He was born on Monday, December 17, 1928 in Teaneck, NJ, son of the late Albin and Isabelle Barthelson.

Norman graduated from Teaneck High School and received a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University and a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware in 1952. After graduation, Norman worked for a few years for Hercules Powder Company in Wilmington, DE before joining Atlas Powder Company, also in Wilmington. Atlas Powder Company changed its name to ICI Americas and later to Astra Zeneca. Norman held various positions with the company and traveled extensively, until his retirement in 1990.

After his retirement, Norman and his wife Anita built a second home in Lewes, DE, retaining their permanent home in Kennett Square, PA. In 1998 they decided to make Lewes their pemanent residence, and built a home on the Delaware Bay, next to the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. They spent 17 wonderful years there and had many wonderful memories of special occasions spent with family and friends. Norman was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.

Norman is survived by his beloved wife, Anita Parry Barthelson of Lewes, DE; his sons: Stephen Barthelson of Downers Grove, IL, Roger Barthelson and his wife Judy of Tucson, AZ, and Peter Barthelson and his wife Elaheh of McLean, VA; his daughter, Melissa Barthelson Miller and her husband Gary of Orlando, FL; his step-daughter, Lisa Parry Ruth and her husband David of Annapolis, MD; his eleven grandchildren; his three great-grandchildren; and his sister, Karen Anderson and her husband James of Cushing, ME.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, July 28, 2017 at Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway; Lewes, DE, where friends may call beginning at 10:00 AM. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Mr. Barthelson's memory to Beebe Medical Foundation: 902 Savannah Road; Lewes, DE 19958.

Please visit Mr. Barthelson's Life Memorial Webpage and sign his online guest book at
Published in The News Journal on July 26, 2017
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