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Former Horsham Getty Station Owner Dies

Funeral arrangements have been made for Frank C. Norman, Sr.

Funeral arrangements have been made for Frank C. Norman, Sr. Photo credit: Patch
Funeral arrangements have been made for Frank C. Norman, Sr. Photo credit: Patch
Frank C. Norman, Sr. of Pen Argyl died on Sunday at St. Luke’s Hospice House. He was 90.

Mr. Norman owned Frank’s Service Station on Route 611 in Horsham. The station started as a Flying A and later became a Getty station. 

He was born Jan. 1, 1924 in Abington and was the son of the late Charles G. Norman and the late Gertrude J. Norman (nee - Cox).

Mr. Norman was the beloved husband of Marian H. (nee Deane); father of Frank C. Norman, Jr. and Marilyn H. Walck and her husband Zane; grandfather of Aaron Tuckman and Kristen Mansmith and her husband Steve, Sherri Sprague and her husband Michael and Marci Ballas and her husband Donald; great-grandfather of Dora Iverson, Taylor, Allison, Elizabeth, and Ryan Mansmith, Makayla, and Alexis Sprague, and Tegan Ballas.

He was raised and educated in Abington where he attended Abington High School. He enlisted in the United States Army during World War II in December of 1943 and served honorably until his discharge in April 1946 with the rank of staff sergeant.

Mr. Norman met his wife, Marian, on a blind date and loved to watch her play in a marching band. While on leave, he married his sweetheart on May 22, 1944 at the Willow Grove Methodist Church. They raised their family on Madison Road in Willow Grove.

They were members of the Willow Grove United Methodist Church and he was a member of VFW Post 9788 in Horsham.

Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Thursday at 10 a.m. and funeral service at 11 a.m. at Wetzel and Son Funeral Home, 501 Easton Road in Willow Grove. His graveside service will follow at Hillside Cemetery, 2556 Susquehanna Road, in Roslyn.

Religious services will be conducted by Rev. Cynthia E. Skripak from Willow Grove United Methodist Church, 34 North York Road, in Willow Grove.

Donations may be made in his memory to Alzheimer’s Research Center, 640 Jackson Street, St. Paul, MN 55101.

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