Norman E. Waltz, 84
June 06, 2020
Norman E. Waltz, 84, of Lititz, passed away in the presence of his family and companion on Saturday, June 6 at Lancaster General Hospital. He was the son of the late B. Ezra and Annie H. (Breitigan) Waltz. He was preceded in life by his wife of 29 years, Barbara A. (Carpenter) Waltz and later a loving companion to Darlene Smeltzer of Wrightsville for the past 25 years.
Born and raised in Lititz, Norman’s fond memories were of playing football through his high school years. He would regularly regale anyone who would listen about his playing days. He attended classes at then Penn State College for a few semesters before decided to serve his country by joining the United State Army, and served until 1961.
Additionally, he told stories of his goal to travel to every state which was highlighted by a cross-country trip with his buddies in his younger days and capped by his trip to Alaska with his companion Darlene in retirement. Norm was an avid landscaper and gardener maintaining a home victory garden and would make additional money with his landscaping business while supporting his family working factory jobs. Norman finally retired from Kellogg’s after 20 years of service. In his later years with Darlene by his side, he surprised his children by taking up polka dancing and belonged to the Dutch Lanes and White Rose Polka Clubs.
Most important to Norman was his family. He was affectionately known as “Pop” not just by his children but many that knew and loved him. He and his loving wife Barbara had three children, Sandra “Sandy” Sites of Lititz, N. Brian Waltz of California, and Daniel Waltz also of Lititz; grandchildren, Caitlin, Matthew and Lauren Waltz, as well as Christopher and Nicholas Sites; great-grandchildren, Brayden and Hudson Sites. He was preceded in passing by his parents; siblings, Rufus Waltz, James Waltz, Daniel Waltz, Richard Waltz, Ida Heisey, Pauline Ming, Annabel Leed and Naomi Roehm, and his late wife, Barbara A. (Carpenter) Waltz.
A public viewing will be held on Friday, June 12, 2020 from 9 AM to 10 AM at the Spacht-Snyder Family Funeral Home, 127 S. Broad St. Lititz, PA 17543. Due to the COVID pandemic the family is requesting a private funeral service but invites the public to attend a graveside service at 12PM, on June 12 at Longenecker Cemetery, Longenecker Rd., Lititz. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Norman’s name may be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America, pva.org/ or The Water Street Rescue Mission, wsm.org/make-an-impact/donate/Watch the tribute video
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Condolences to the Family
June 19, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Your Dad, Grandpa and friend. We remember him attending his sons many wrestling matches. Even though we didn’t know him personally, the obituary painted a beautiful picture of an active loving family man who served his country and travelled the USA. May all your memories of him bring a smile to your face and bring you peace. Love, Sue and Jim Weaver
June 13, 2020
To Brian, Dan, and Sandy – I was saddened to see in the newspaper that your father had died. I remember how much your Dad enjoyed coming to your high school wrestling matches. He was always so positive whether we won or lost. He certainly enjoyed the excitement of watching Brian and Dan compete. He would probably say those were really great years. Again, sorry for your loss. I know you will miss him.
Coach Jerry McDonald
June 10, 2020
The McMullen family: Wendy, Jackie, and Jordan wish to send our condolences to the Waltz family especcially Dan and Karen’s crew. We are so sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure to take care of Norm at United Zion and we talked about you guys all the time. God Bless
Wendy S McMullen
June 09, 2020
I worked with Norm at Kellogg’s. His stories were always a delight. My sincere condolences regarding his death.
Tanya H West
June 09, 2020
We are very sorry to hear of the passing of our dear co-worker and fellow retiree Norm Waltz. We are so sorry for your loss.
Lancaster Kellogg Retiree’s Association
June 09, 2020
Dear Sandy, Darlene, and Family,
I always liked talking to my Uncle Norm about sports. He was so pleased when his sons Brian and Danny were such good athletes at Warwick High School.He went to their games and matches along with Aunt Barb to cheer for them. When his boys were growing up, he even helped coach them in their sports.
When Norm went to work at Kelloggs, I would tell him to say hi to “Tony The Tiger” for me. Working at Kelloggs was very demanding for him because it seemed he had to praclically live there.
Norm, Barb,and Darlene would visit at our home in Landisville and play cards with my Dad.They were always so good to my mom, Naomi, by visiting her frequently at Pleasant View after she sold her home. Darlene was always bringing her candy and cookies that she made as a gift to my Mom.
I will always have good thoughts when I think of my Uncle Norm. I hope we all will see him again in Heaven.
God Bless You and Your Family,
Charlie and Darlene Roehm