Norman R. Kruzicke of Wilson, January 13, 2013. Born in Buffalo on October 31, 1918, he was the son of the late Julian and Catherine (Kochenski) Kruzicke.
He grew up on the Hess Road Farm and enjoyed gardening, fiddle fadaling in the basement, and loved his dogs. Norman met Loraine Zastrow in Olcott in 1945 and they were married on September 7, 1946. He worked for NYSEG as a First Class Gas Fitter, retiring in 1980 after 35 years and worked at the Hub Hotel for many years. A lifelong member of Concordia Lutheran Church, he was also a member of the Quarter Century Club and the Gas Pipe Fitters Union.
Surviving him are his children, Joyce (Clyde) Hess, Lorie (Brian) Seefeldt, Robert (Reeny) Kruzicke, Rodney (Fran) Kruzicke, all of Wilson and Roger (Peggy) Kruzicke of Arkport, NY. Grandchildren, Jennifer (Burt), Clydie (Ellen), Steven (Tammy), Nicholas, Samantha and Michael. Also survived by eleven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceasing him are his wife, Loraine (Zastrow) Kruzicke on May 5, 1995; and seven siblings.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 AM in the Hamilton and Clark Funeral Home, 270 Young Street. Memorial Contributions to South Wilson Fire Company or to Wilson Fire Company #1.