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Raymond Irving Norman


1922 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Raymond Irving Norman Obituary
February 13, 1922 - February 12, 2016 Raymond Irving Norman passed away peacefully on February 12, 2016, a mere six hours shy of his 94th birthday in Sherman Oaks, California. His last moments were in the company of his beloved wife of 69 years, Miriam Alice Norman; his sons Allen and Glen Norman; his granddaughter Colette Jolie Norman; and long time honorary family member Gabriela "Gaby" Ortiz. Ray was born on February 13, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio and was the second of four children of Morris and Sadie Epstein. The family eventually relocated to Los Angeles and enjoyed and long and happy life in the warm climate. Ray served with distinction during World War II in the Army/Air Force. On December 29, 1946, Ray married the love of his life Miriam Alice Rosenberg and spent nearly 70 years in a in a blissful and fairy tale marriage. Ray was employed by the City of Los Angeles for 27 years and retired as the Commission Executive Secretary to the Los Angeles Planning Commission. He was an avid and gung-ho hiker who loved the beauty of the majestic Sierras. Ray is pre-deceased by his parents Morris and Sadie Epstein, brother Ben Norman, and sisters Libby Fond and Ruth Epstein. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 70 years, Miriam; sons Allen Norman (Battalion Chief, LAFD retired) and Glen Norman; granddaughters Colette Jolie Norman and Annie Jean Norman, grandson Darren Bloom, and great-grandchildren Leah and Levi Bloom, daughter-in law Jeanette Norman as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Thursday, February 18 at 1:00 PM at Hillside Memorial Park at 6001 W. Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90045. 310-641-0707.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Feb. 16 to Feb. 18, 2016
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