Norman L. Barr ’45 died on December 13, 2018, in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.
(The following appeared online at Philly.com December 16, 2018:)
Born on May 19, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, husband of the late Kaye Barr (nee Muehleck), traveled to his final destination at the age of 95 on December 13, 2018, from Dunwoody Village in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. Norman was a proud graduate of Penn Charter High School (Class of 1941), in Germantown, Penn., and Bowdoin College (Class of 1945), in Brunswick, Maine. He was a Captain in the US Marine Corp, serving with Marine Air Corps Group 25 (MAG-25) in the South Pacific as a pilot at the end of WWII. A natural salesman, Norman started his career in the building materials industry and eventually found his calling in the financial industry. He went on to become the manager and vice president of the West Chester office of Merrill Lynch. When Norman wasn’t traveling the world, he enjoyed many hobbies and interests, including fishing, photography, golfing, skeet/trap shooting, and boating. He was a real history buff and his adventurous life was full of amazing tales that will forever be cherished. Norman was also a life-long member (and previously on the board of governors) of the Philadelphia Country Club, where he enjoyed many crab cakes and Bombay gin martinis up with a twist. Norman is survived by his daughters, Lynn Day (Harvey Tomlinson, Jr.) and Wendy Spence (Harold Spence); and two beloved grand-daughters, Alyssa and Amanda Spence.