New Bern, N.C.
Norman Lewis Linton passed quietly on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at Carolina East Health Center in New Bern, North Carolina.
He was born on Sept. 25, 1932, in Lebanon, to Clifford Lewis and Nora (Fellers) Linton. He grew up in Lebanon, where he was a 1951 graduate of Lebanon High School.
Norman served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War, after which he completed a Bachelor of Science degree in business management at Indiana University in 1957.
He married Patricia Ann Ormsby in Joliet, Ill., on Nov. 19, 1960. Mrs. Linton passed away on Nov. 9, 2003.
Norman began his career with the federal government in 1958 as a management assistant with the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission in Argonne, Ill., and moved to Washington, D.C., in 1962. His highly successful career resulted in his appointment to the Senior Executive Service in 1972 as the deputy director of personnel for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He was named director of personnel for the General Services Administration in 1978. He completed his federal career of 33 years in Seattle, Wash., where he retired in 1989. He enjoyed retirement for many years in Seattle before to moving to New Bern in 1996.
He served as an elder in the Rockville Presbyterian Church in Rockville, Md., and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in New Bern. He was active in community service projects through Kiwanis, and enjoyed playing golf and bridge, reading, and spending time with his grandchildren. Norman also loved to travel, and had traveled extensively throughout the United States and the world.
He is survived by his one daughter, Julia Ann Leaman of Crofton, Md.; grandson, Christopher Leaman; granddaughter, Claire Leaman; niece, Susan (Kerry) Kries of Lebanon; nephew, Mark (Laura) Linton of Carmel; and good friend, Toni Gerringer of New Bern.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Linton and wife, Donna, of Lebanon; and brother, David Linton of Frankfort.