fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church, died Friday, January 11th, 2019. Beloved Husband of the late Mary Katherine “Pete” Rola, and dear Father of Peggy Moore, David (Anlee) Rola, and Nancy (Rich) Niedzwiecki.
He was the dear Grandfather of Colleen (Rich) Burkemper, John Moore, Jackie (Eric) Schuler, Angie (Chris) Felderman, Jennifer (Justin) Redmond, Douglas (Pam) Niedzwiecki, Joyce Niedzwiecki, and Lauren (Jon) Hessler;
Dear Great-Grandfather to Allyson and Kaitlyn Burkemper, Ava and Zachary Schuler, Connor and Brenna Felderman, Abby Redmond, Sofia and Reed Niedzwiecki and his newest addition, twins, Evelyn and Oliver Hessler, born Jan. 12, 2019;
Dear Uncle to Phil (Rosie) Rola, Paul (Julia) Rola, Kathy (Mark) Fraraccio, and the late Pamela Meenach; Dear Great Uncle, and Friend to all who knew him.
Norm served his country during World War II as a member of the Army’s 104th Infantry Division (Timberwolves) from 1942 until 1946. During his senior years, he enjoyed attending the Timberwolves’ annual reunion.
After the war, Norm soon began what would become a lifelong career in car sales. During that time, he received several awards for being one of the best car salesmen in the country. Norm retired from Dave Sinclair Ford after many successful years in the car business.
Norm was a member and one-time president of the Hampton Lions Club. He faithfully organized many of the Lions Club’s golf tournaments, winning some of those tournaments.
During his grade school years, Norm learned the game of golf while caddying at the Forest Park Golf Course. Those years became the foundation for a lifelong passion for the game of golf. A very accomplished golfer, he participated in the Senior Olympics , winning several medals .
If you were Norm’s friend, you knew that he really enjoyed talking to people and socializing with friends, especially the late Jack Wilson.
During his last years, Norm suffered from dementia, but still seemed to hang on to his sense of humor. In lieu of flowers, the family ask you make a donation in his memory to the Dementia Society of America by mail to PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901, or online at www.DementiaSociety.org/donate
Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Thursday, January 17, 9:30 a.m. to St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church for 10:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday, 4-8 p.m.