February 7, 1932 - May 31, 2012
Stanley Norwalk, 80, of Overland Park, Kansas, formerly of New York, New Jersey, Michigan, California, Connecticut, and Cary, North Carolina, passed away on his 60th wedding anniversary, Thursday, May 31, 2012. Private family services will be held. He was born February 7, 1932 in Brooklyn. Stan was husband and best friend to Marcia Norwalk. He was patriarch of a family that includes daughters Gay (Scott) Ramsey and Barbara (Tom) Eisenach, three grandchildren -- Sara (Matthew) Garrett, Danielle Lessovitz, and Joseph Ramsey -- and one great grandson (Owen Garrett). Stan graduated from James Madison High School in Brooklyn and obtained a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from Columbia and an MBA from Rutgers. He worked for Union Carbide for 37 years before retiring in 1991 and earned patents for his work with epoxy, resins, emulsions, and coatings. During his “retirement” years, Stan worked as a plastics consultant, earned a second master’s degree (Political Science) from North Carolina State University, and served as a mentor with SCORE, an organization dedicated to helping small business owners succeed. Over the past 15 years he devoted much of his time to public service. He served on the Wake County (NC) Planning Board, the Cary Economic Development Commission, and helped found Wake Up Wake County, a citizens’ organization focused on quality growth. In 2008 Stan was elected Wake County Commissioner and served in that capacity until 2011. He was a tireless advocate for public schools and quality education. “Tikkun olam” (Hebrew for “repairing the world”) was his mission statement. Stan enjoyed travel and was a voracious reader. As health problems slowed him down, he enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren become successful, responsible, caring, confident, and mature adults. Private funeral services will be held Sunday, June 3, at Rosehill Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the National Kidney Foundation at http://www.kidney.org/support/ or by mail to 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.
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