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Norman D. Wilson, age 94, formerly of Port Henry, N.Y., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at his home in Laguna Woods, Calif., surrounded by his family. Norman was born on March 24, 1922, in Huntington, Quebec, the son of the late Ernest and Clara (Vondell) Wilson, the second youngest of nine siblings. He is survived by his wife, Florence, son Doug (Chris) Wilson of Lake Forest, Calif., and daughter Claire (Robert) Connor of Bangkok, Thailand, his two grandchildren, Nathan Connor and Natalie Connor of New York City, his sister, Lucy Dukett of Saranac Lake, N.Y., and many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Florence Woodward, Lillian Johnson and Gladys Simpson and four brothers, Walter, Wilbur, Clarence and Lloyd Wilson.
Norman was an extremely proud veteran who served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was involved in the restaurant business as the owner of the Knotty Pine Restaurant in Port Henry, N.Y., for 30 years. Additionally, he served as the Town Assessor for the Town of Moriah, N.Y., for 20 years.
Donations may be given in the memory of Norman Wilson to the Roosters Foundation, 2222 Michelson, Suite 300, Irvine, CA 92612 or online at www.roostersfoundation.org. to provide educational support for children of disabled veterans.
The family of Norman Wilson wishes to thank Dr. Sarah Teymoorian, the nurses at Saddleback Hospital, and Sea Crest Hospice for their kindness and care.
A memorial service will be held in Laguna Woods, Calif., in June and a burial will be at the North Elba Cemetery in Lake Placid, N.Y., in July.
Published on April 8, 2017
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