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EDMUND, G. NORWICK, JR.
EDMUND G. NORWICK, JR.
Advertising Executive and Retired Colonel
Edmund G. Norwick, Jr., age 89, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, formerly of Pepper Pike, Ohio, died peacefully on Thursday evening, October 1, 2009. Born on December 28, 1919, he moved to Lancaster seven years ago to be close to his daughter and her family. Edmund graduated from Shaker Heights High School, Shaker Heights, Ohio, and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, with a BA in political science and business. He was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity and remained active in the alumni chapter.
Edmund entered the Civilian Military Training Corps while in high school and in the fall of 1939 enlisted in the 107th Cavalry Regiment of the Ohio National Guard. He entered active duty and spent several years in the States before being sent to the European Theatre in 1944 serving with both the 2nd Cavalry Regiment and 2nd Constabulary Squadron. As a Captain, he served as a staff operations officer with the United States Constabulary in postwar Germany. Upon returning home in 1947, he rejoined the 107th Cavalry Regiment. He was a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and five other specialized Army schools. He was the recipient of eighteen Army decorations and medals. During his thirty-five year military career, Edmund was promoted to Commanding Officer of the 107th Armored Cavalry Regiment and retired with the rank of Colonel.
He was a nationally recognized advertising executive. In 1947, Edmund joined Fuller & Smith & Ross, Cleveland's largest advertising agency. He later joined The Griswold-Eshleman Company (1962-1988) and remained with the agency until his retirement as a Senior Vice President and Director of Business Media. He served as chairman of several national advertising organization committees and was an instructor for the Cleveland Advertising Club for thirteen years. He was inducted into the Cleveland Advertising Club's Hall of Fame and was listed in the Who's Who of Advertising. Edmund was extremely personable and was respected in the advertising community.
An active member of the First Cleveland Cavalry Association, Edmund served on the Board of Governors for over forty years and also as President and Secretary of the organization. He became a part-time firefighter and EMT for eighteen years with the City of Pepper Pike. Edmund served as a Republican precinct committeeman in Shaker Heights. He was a Trustee of the Shaker Heights High School Alumni Association and Trustee of the Pepper Pike Civic League. He was inducted into the Shaker Heights High School Alumni Hall of Fame in 2000. In addition to his civic and military activities, Edmund enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and working in the yard. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Shaker Heights, Ohio.
Edmund is survived by his daughter, Anne, wife of Dr. Benjamin S. Warfel II of Lancaster, PA and three grandchildren: Katherine Frances, Elizabeth Jane and Benjamin George Norwick Warfel. He was preceded in death by his wife of thirty-five years, Frances Dallow Norwick, and a son, Edmund G. Norwick III. He was the son of Edmund G. Norwick and Jane Mack Norwick and was preceded in death by a brother, Robert J. Norwick. He is also survived by two nephews, Robert J. Norwick, Jr. and William L. Norwick both of Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, November 7, 2009, at 11:00am at Christ Episcopal Church, 3445 Warrensville Center Road, Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Edmund's memory may be made to The American Heart Association or Christ Episcopal Church. Arrangements by Fred F. Groff, Inc. www.lifecelebration.com.
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