The Life of Norman Niswonger

NORMAN EARL NISWONGER LIBERTY TOWNSHIP – Norman Earl Niswonger, 83, passed away to his rest Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Hospice House in Poland Township. He was born May 20, 1928, in Girard, a son of the late Earl H. Niswonger and the late Ruby Williams, and graduated from Vienna High School. He lived on Lucretia Drive in Liberty Township for 57 years. Norman was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served as a warehouse foreman with the 8th Army, Company B, in Kobe, Japan. He leaves his wife of 64 years, Patricia Truhan, whom he married June 26, 1946, at St. Vincent De Paul Church in Vienna. He was a former member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Youngstown. He worked as an electrician’s helper and maintenance department foreman at the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company, retiring after 30 years. He taught math and electronics classes and later was a courier for Avanti Company in Youngstown. Norm liked to tinker with cars, was on a bowling team, and enjoyed golfing. He was an avid reader and loved to work outdoors at home. He always had a cat or dog by his side. He was known to be a steadfast worker, loyal and true to his word, and he believed that a job worth doing was worth doing well. Norman is survived by three daughters, Susie (Tom) Lareau of Tiffin, Judy (Frank) Cvetkovic of Youngstown and Barb Cullen of Cary, N.C. Other survivors include a brother, Roland (Mitzi) Niswonger; and three sisters, Gayle (Robert) Rheinscheld), Karen (Robert) Prentice, and Vera Dean. He also had another brother, the late Wilbur H. Niswonger; and two other sisters, the late Wilma Jessop and the late Doris Sobnosky. He leaves six grandchildren, Jeannette, Matthew, Jay, Jon, James, and Kate; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. There will be a time of viewing today for one hour, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel. Funeral services will be today at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel at Green Haven Memorial Gardens. The burial will be private

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