Norman Leslie Corwin Jr.

Former Riverhead resident Norman Leslie Corwin Jr. passed away peacefully Jan. 26, 2014, at Suncoast Hospice Care Center in Pinellas Park, Fla. He was 80.

Born June 3, 1933, in Riverhead to Charlotte and Norman Corwin, he graduated from Riverhead High School in 1951 and enlisted in the U.S. Army. During his term of service, he worked in the cryptology department at the Pentagon.

After his discharge, Norman lived in Jamaica, Queens, where he began a 33-year career with American Airlines. He lived in both Tulsa, Okla., and Azle, Texas, commuting from each back and forth to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport until his retirement.

Norman enjoyed classical music, reading, gardening, the culinary arts and family events. His declining health led his family to assist him in relocating to Clearwater, Fla., and The Villas of Belleair, now known as Pacifica Belleair Memory Care. The very caring and dedicated staff there became Norman’s extended family.

He is survived by his brother, Richard (Dick) Corwin, and sister-in-law, Lois Corwin of Riverhead; nieces, Jill Lynch (Christopher) and Donna Corwin, of Florida; and nephews, Adam Corwin (Lorrie) of Florida and Rick Corwin (Jody) of Woodstock, Ga. Also included in his loving family are three great-nieces, Kaitlyn Corwin, Emily Corwin, and Riley Lynch, and three great-nephews, Aidan Lynch, Colin Corwin and Charlie Corwin. Norman was predeceased by his sister, Anne R. Corwin.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. at Unity Church of Clearwater in Florida. Burial will take place at a future date at Riverhead Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

This is a paid notice.