Raymond C. Norconk, 90, of Wilmot Township, PA passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 at home with his loving family at his side.
Ray was born at home in Wilmot Township on Sept. 15, 1922, the son of Charles M. and Mary Lamberson Norconk. His entire life was spent on the family farm after graduating from Dushore High School with the Class of 1940 and continued his education at Penn State.
On Dec. 23, 1944, he married the former Shirley Fiocca. They celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary last December. He was a loving spouse, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Ray was a kind and true gentleman who most enjoyed being with his family on the farm.
He entered the U.S. Army during World War II in 1944 and served in the Pacific Theater until 1946. He returned to the farm where he continued farming until his death. He was an active member of the working farm until June of this year.
A member of St. John’s Chapel, Shepard of the Hills Luthern Church, he served on the church council for many years. He was a member of the Loyalsock Post 996 American Legion and a charter member of the Right Cheer Hunting Club. He received numerous agriculture and dairying awards throughout his career.
Surving are his wife, Shirley Norconk; daughter, Linda Kisner of New Albany; a son, Gary Norconk and wife, Sharon of Hunlock Creek; four grandchildren, Tammy Stough and husband, Bruce of York, Kelly Kisner of Geneva, NY, Timothy Norconk and wife, Jennifer of Pittston and Shaun Norconk and wife, Sherry of Harveys Lake; eight grandchildren, Alexandra, Megan and Ryan Stough; Teagan, Emmyrson, Finley, Jackson and Noah Norconk; also numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Marian Blemle and Rachel Miller.
Friends may call on Sunday at the Homer Funeral Home from 3 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 16 from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water Street, Dushore, followed by a service at St. John’s Chapel, Wilmot, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert G. Kaltenbaugh, his pastor, officiating. Interment will be at the Norconk Cemetery. Graveside military services will be accorded by members of the McDermott Post 996 American Legion, Dushore, and members are asked to assemble and pass in review on Sunday evening at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to St. John’s Chapel, PO Box 460, Dushore, PA 18614 or to the charity of your choice.
To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com.