|Death: ||May 25, 2011|
Norman Harvey Sommer, passed away in Virginia on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, from natural causes at the age of 86. Norman was the middle child of Lillian and Paul Sommer, of Scranton.
He graduated from Scranton's Central High School in 1943; served in the Army Air Corps in World War II, and in 1949, received his B.S. from The Ohio State University. He went into sales and became a sales manager for the Andrew Jergens Company. In 1968, Norman went into business with his uncle, Milton Sommer, and co-owned the American Specialty Company, which sold health, beauty aids and school supplies to pharmacies in the greater Phoenix area. After selling the company, he sold commercial real estate, and then retired to Aventura, Fla. Norman was an avid tournament tennis player, a duplicate bridge player, and had a passion for politics. As a citizen, he spoke and wrote about what he believed was necessary to bring about the changes he felt were essential to this country.
He was preceded in death by his son, Michael; his sister, Harriet; and his second wife, Nancy "Kitty" Stone.
He is survived by his first wife, Thelma "Tybie" Thall, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; his two daughters, Wendy Farkas ,of Roanoke, Va., and Marilyn Sommer Feinstein, of Centennial, Colo.; his two stepdaughters, Irene Sintow, of North Miami, Fla., and Ruth Stone, of Aventura, Fla.; and his granddaughter, Rebecca Farkas, of Rockville, Md.
Graveside Services will be held Monday, May 30, 2011 at 2 p.m. at The Dalton Jewish Cemetery in Scranton, Pa., under the direction of Carlucci-Golden & DeSantis Funeral Home, Dunmore, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the ACLU@www.aclu.org. An online guest book is available for family and friends at www.johnmoakey.com.
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Added: May. 29, 2011