Norman L. Glowaczewski of Warwick entered into rest on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital with his son and daughter by his side.
He was born July 21, 1938, in Goshen, the son of Frank and Helen Kuklo Glowaczewski.
He served in the United States Army and later retired from Ford Motor Company and the New York State Department of Corrections.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who always put his family first. His grandchildren and his first great grandchild meant the world to him.
Norman will be remembered for his joy of conversation and good company, as he was a friend to many.
Although Norman was a dedicated New York Yankee, Knicks and Giants fan, his ultimate passion was watching his children and grandchildren play sports as Seward Spartans.
He was a member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church and the Seward Senior Citizens, where he was privileged to previously serve as club president. He enjoyed Senior Citizen trips, card games and his morning coffee gatherings with friends.
He is survived by his son Jeffrey Glowaczewski and his wife Colleen of Florida, NY; his daughter Jennifer Zinsley and her husband Sean of Worcester; his grandson Scott along with his wife Bernadette and their daughter Valerie Anne of Havertown, Pa.; and his granddaughter Sarah of Florida, N.Y. He is also survived by his sister Alice Paffenroth, sister-in-law Theresa Glowaczewski and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Jeanette, of 52 years; his infant son Lawrence Arthur; his brothers Joseph and Alphonse and his sisters Clara, Irene and Tina.
Visitation was held Jan. 6 at the T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 22 Glenmere Ave., Florida.
A funeral mass was held Jan. 7 at St. Joseph Church in the Village of Florida.
Burial followed at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 20 Glenmere Ave., Florida, N.Y. 10921
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the T.S. Purta Funeral Home.
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