Norman H. Schimpf, a resident of Hatboro for 56 years, died Nov. 7 in Riddle Memorial Hospital. He was 86.
Schimpf was preceded in death by his devoted wife Violet L. (nee Krouse) with whom he had shared 53 years of marriage. He was born in Philadelphia a son of the late Charles M. and Gertrude Woelfel Schimpf.
He served in the U. S. Marine Corps during WWII. Following his honorable discharge, he began his career with Bell Telephone as an installer, a position he held for over 35 years before retiring in 1992.
He was a member of the Bell Telephone Pioneers and the Bell Telephone Barber Shop Quartet. He was a charter member of the Hideaway Swim Club in Horsham, and a long-time member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Hatboro where he served numerous times on church council, the property committee and church choir.
Schimpf was a lifetime Boy Scout belonging to troops #76 and #176 and recently achieved the Brotherhood level "Order of the Arrow." He was also actively involved in the Lehman Memorial Methodist Church men's breakfast club.
He is survived by his daughters Karen V. Schimpf-O'Hara of Philadelphia and Donna J. Conrad (Steve) of Glen Mills; and six grandchildren.
VisitationRelatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Sunday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Schneider Funeral Home, 431 N. York Road, Hatboro and again on Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in St. John's Lutheran Church, 505 N. York Road in Hatboro.
ServicesHis funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. in St. John's Lutheran Church.
IntermentHis interment will follow in Whitemarsh Memorial Park Cemetery in Horsham. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory to his church listed above.