Norman J. Sondheim

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September 6, 2011

Norman J. Sondheim, 97, of Kingston, died Tuesday late afternoon, September 6, 2011, in Wilkes-Barre. Born in Brookline, Mass., on May 9, 1914, his mother was Eva Friedlander and his father was Arthur Sondheim. After graduating from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, he married Evelyn Weiss from West Chester in 1941. The couple then moved to Kingston, where Norman was a business executive in the Triangle Shoe Co. During this time, he also served on the Luzerne County Zoning Board. He taught English courses at Penn State Extension, and he interviewed candidates for Harvard College for over 50 years. An avid golfer for 83 years, he continued to play until he turned 95. He was on the Board at Fox Hill Country Club for many years and also served as a director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. His wife, Evelyn, preceded him in death in 2000. He is survived by his three children, Alan and his wife, Azure, Margie Kelk and her husband, Peter, and Mark and his wife, Kathy; his grandchildren, Joanna Sondheim, Ian, Julia and Laura Kelk, Daniel Sondheim and Alison Peterson; and his great-grandchildren, Kai and West Peterson. Services were held yesterday, September 7, 2011, by the Rosenberg Funeral Chapel Inc., Wilkes-Barre, and there will be a memorial service for close friends and family at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, 4101 Birney Ave., Moosic, PA 18507. Condolences may be sent by visiting .

Published in Times Leader on Sept. 8, 2011
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