Norman Joseph Sculley, 82, lifetime resident of Marvin Beach in East Norwalk, husband of Betty Bracken Sculley, passed away peacefully at home on Friday August 6, 2010. Born September 8, 1927, he was the son of the late John and Helen Deering Sculley. Norm graduated with the Norwalk High School Class of 1944 and was a World War II veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving from 1945 to 1946.
Norm retired from R.T. Vanderbilt, Inc. in 1993 after 46 years of service. He earned a Business Administration degree from the University of Bridgeport in 1965.
Long recognized as the “Voice of Norwalk High”, for more than 35 years Norm served as public address announcer and master of ceremonies for NHS sporting events, band cavalcades, jazz festivals, sports and band banquets and talent shows. In 2008 Norwalk High dedicated the Norman J. Sculley Press Box at the Testa Field football stadium.
Norm was honored by, and later served as a board member of, the Norwalk Oldtimers Sports committee for his lifetime contribution to local sports as well as for his participation with the Spring Hill Tigers football club and the Connecticut Potato Chips, East Norwalk A.C. and Knights of Columbus baseball clubs.
Norm always supported his and Betty's children's activities. He served as a Scoutmaster, Little League baseball coach and leadership roles with the Marvin Beach Association, Marvin School PTA. He particularly enjoyed his association with “an outstanding group of men” in the Norwalk High Fathers' Club. He served as an active member and adjutant of the Mahackemo Detachment of the Marine Corps League, worked as a volunteer at the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium (1993 – 2003), was a founding Director for the Norwalk Mariners women's Class A fast pitch softball team, a member of the Board of Directors for the Norwalk YMCA. He also held served as leader of the Norwalk Rotary Club and was twice honored as a Fellow.
Norm was honored by the City of Norwalk & State of Connecticut for Distinguished Service to the Norwalk Community in 1985. In 2003 the Connecticut Sons of the American Revolution honored his year round display of the Stars & Stripes on his flagpole erected celebrating the American bicentennial.
Norm will always be remembered by his family and many friends as a man of extraordinary patience, kindness and integrity. He was a loving father and faithful friend, with a quick smile and love of laughter and music.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty Bracken Sculley; their four children, John B. Sculley of New Milford, CT, Ellen E. Sculley of Cudjoe Key, FL, Richard J. Sculley of Rowley, MA and David P. Sculley of Newburyport, MA., eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be at Collins Funeral Home at 92 East Avenue, Norwalk on Monday, August 9 from 3:00 to 9:00 PM.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, August 10 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue, Norwalk.
Interment will be private.
Charitable donations may be directed to “Marines Helping Marines”, Mahackemo Detachment, Marine Corps League care of Dan Caporale, Commandant, 19 Amundsen Street, East Norwalk, CT 06855.
Published in The Hour from Aug. 7 to Aug. 9, 2010.