Norma Kuhn

Published 6:35 pm Sunday, August 24, 2014

Norma Van Schaick Kuhn, 95 of Tryon Estates passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. She was born on June 21, 1919 in Hornell, NY to Frank Lawrence and Katherine Lindemann Van Schaick.
After graduating from Sherwood Secretarial School, Norma worked for Macmillan Publishing Company in New York City, and was eventually in charge of advertising for one of its departments. Following that, she worked for Wright-Aeronautical Corporation as a technical writer. In 1945 she moved with her husband to San Francisco. His career took them to many of the major cities in this country.
Norma spent most of her life as a volunteer. In Connecticut, during the 60s and 70s, she worked for a small trade publication and served as Manager of Customer Satisfaction. She also wrote a weekly column for the Ridgefield Press.
After her husband’s retirement, they moved to Tryon, N.C. in 1982 and she became active in the Church of the Holy Cross, Daffy Jills Garden Club, Tryon Women’s Investment Club, The Colonial Dames of the XVII Century, the library at Tryon Estates, and the Tryon Estates Genealogy Society.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, William Marsh Kuhn III, her fiancé Dr. John Creech, also of Tryon Estates and her son Thomas Marsh Kuhn.
Norma is survived by her children and their spouses: Dr. William L. Kuhn (Hannah) of Richland, Wash. and daughter Peggy Craig (Terry) of Greensboro, N.C., along with brother, Richard Lawrence and wife Marilyn of Texas, and sister, Carolyn Ryder and husband Robert of Md. six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Plans for a memorial service at Tryon Estates are incomplete at this time.

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