Norman H. Ertel
Wilmington - Age 88, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021.
Born November 15, 1932 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Harry and Mamie (nee Zirin) Ertel. Norman graduated from Stuyvesant High School, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University in 1953, and graduated from Columbia Medical School in 1957. He did his residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a fellowship in Steroid Biochemistry and Endocrinology at Cornell University.
Norman was a captain in the U. S. Air Force serving at Andrews Air Force Base outside of Washington, DC. He was an Endocrinologist at the VA Hospital and served as chief of medicine. Norman had a passion for teaching and presenting, teaching at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He was proud of all his students, and will be missed by all of his students and peers.
Norman married the love of his life, Barbara "Bobbi" Schuster in 1967. They spent 52 years together before her passing in 2019. He loved classical music, traveling, research, reading his newspapers, and spending time with his family.
Preceded in death by his wife, Bobbi and sister, Rhoda; he is survived by his daughter, Wendy and her son, Owen; son, Adam; daughter, Emily, her husband, Bruce - who Norman loved like a son, and their children, Connor, Kyle, and Aubrey.
Services were private.
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