Reini Norman (Rei), 80, of Kingston

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

Reini Norman (Rei), of Kingston, died Thurs­day, Oct. 6, 2016, at his home. He died from complications of Neu­rolyme Dis­ease.

Born in Helsinki, Fin­land, on April 11, 1936, he was the son of the late John and Ina Norman.

He ar­rived in Amer­ica in 1939 and was raised in the Bronx, N.Y. Rei grad­u­ated from Stuyvesant High School in New York City and went to Carnegie Mel­lon Univer­sity, where he re­ceived both his Bach­e­lor’s and Master’s degrees in Elec­tri­cal En­gi­neer­ing. Reini also did post-grad­u­ate stud­ies in elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer­ing at the Mas­sachusetts In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy. He worked at IBM for over 30 years. Rei started his pro­fes­sion in York­town, N.Y., and moved many times dur­ing his ca­reer. He lived in New York, Min­nesota, Mas­sachusetts, Con­necti­cut, and set­tled in Kingston. He held many dif­fer­ent po­si­tions in de­vel­op­ment and had patents for his work as well as re­ceiv­ing nu­mer­ous awards from his em­ployer. Rei had many in­ter­ests, in­clud­ing chess, bridge, The New York Times Sun­day Crossword Puz­zles, and golf. Golf was a pas­sion and he was proud of mak­ing a hole-in-one three times dur­ing his life­time. Be­ing a big sports fan, he loved the New York Gi­ants and New York Rangers.

Rei is sur­vived by his wife of 51 years, Roberta Moore Norman; a son, Christo­pher Norman and his wife Aura of Her­mosa Beach, Calif.; a daugh­ter, Larisa Norman and her hus­band, Daniel Funk of Fal­mouth, Maine; three grand­chil­dren, Spencer, Henry, and Celia; and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews

In ad­di­tion to his par­ents, Rei was pre­de­ceased by his sis­ter, Lisa Shuart of Stu­art, Fla.

The fu­neral ser­vice and in­ter­ment for Rei will be held pri­vately.

Simp­son-Gaus Fu­neral Home, 411 Albany Ave., Kingston, is hon­ored to as­sist the fam­ily with the ar­range­ments.

On­line con­do­lences may be left for the fam­ily of Rei by vis­it­ing www.Simp­

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