Reini Norman (Rei), 80, of Kingston
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.
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