WALLINGFORD - Norman Alfred Duke, 79, of Highland Ave., died Sunday, July 7, 2002 at the MidState Medical Center. He was the husband of Edna Hintz Duke for 52 years. He was born in Meriden, April 29, 1923, a son of the late Thomas and Lenna Bruenn Duke. He served with the 29th Engineers in the Army during World War II in the Philippines. He held a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from Yale University. He retired in 1983 as Vice President of Manufacturing at CHR Industries in New Haven. He had been a charter member of the Gardeners of Greater New Haven, and served as Treasurer, he was Treasurer of the Meriden Wallingford Yale Club. He was an associate member of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Meriden. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jonathon and Lisa Duke of Needham, MA and a grandson, Tobias Alfred Duke of Needham, MA. He was predeceased by a brother, William Duke. A funeral service will be held Friday, July 12, at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church. The Rev. David R. Brinkley will officiate. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Beecher & Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden or at the church one hour prior to the service. Contributions may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 520 Paddock Ave., Meriden.

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  1. I was so saddened to hear of Norm\’s sudden passing. Edna and Norm were always two of my favorites who used to come into the office when I worked at St. John a few years ago. Norm was always so pleasant to talk to, and always cared so much for whatever he was involved in. I\’ll never forget how he and Edna would come into or call the office and greet me with .Hello there, Sunshine!. Norm is one who will truly be missed by many, both near and far. My deepest condolences to Edna and family. He will live forever young in all our hearts! Lisa

  2. My sincerest condolences to Edna and the family. Norm was a really valuable member of the CHR family and I very much appreciated his expertise in the production end of the business. I regret that we did not have an opportunity to visit with Edna and Norman in recent years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Gordon & Ellen Proctor

  3. My sincerest condolences to Norman\’s family. Norman was always a reliable and responsible performer in Yale Club of New Haven\’s Membership Committee. I will dearly miss him at our annual YCNH phonathons … – barry

  4. My sincerest condolences to you, Edna and Johnathan. I will never forget the time I spent with you in Wallingford! I am so glad I was able to see you all last year. I will miss him. Jens

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