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Norman William Thurmer

September 2, 2018

Norman William Thurmer, 77, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018 in Akron, Ohio. Norm leaves behind his devoted wife of 55 years, Vina Lucinda Thurmer (nee: Parsons).

He is also survived by his children: Carol Lea D'Andrea (James), Norman William (Bill) Thurmer (Stefanie), Richard Allen Thurmer (Charity), 16 grandchildren & nine great-grandchildren. 

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin August 19, 1941, Norm was preceded in death by parents, Arthur & Rita (nee: Kendall) Thurmer and three older siblings: Bud, Ruth & Juanita. 

He spent three years in the U.S. Army, serving as a medic in Kansas & Germany from 1961 - 1964.

Norm worked in the local automotive industry for about 40 years & was an award winning service manager with Ford Motor Company.  

He was an avid member of the Loyal Order of Moose for many years & a member of the American Legion.

Widely admired for his integrity, firm handshake & hearty smile, Norm was a calming influence, both at work & at home. He had a way of offering advice that cut to the heart of a matter with a few quiet words. With a quick wit & a sharp mind, he enjoyed gently teasing his loved ones often.

His lifelong hobbies of fishing & boating, classic westerns & good cop shows brought him much joy, but his favorite pastime was spending time with his grandchildren, great grandchildren, former canine companion, Bandit & current canine companion, Buddy. 

Norman William Thurmer will be terribly missed by his family & friends.

The family will receive friends, THURSDAY, September 6, 2018 from 5:00-8:00pm at Cox- McNulty Funeral Home, 222 Norton Avenue, Barberton. Funeral Services will be held, FRIDAY at 11:00am at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors will follow at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Seville.

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