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GILBERT NORWALK JR., COMPANY EXECUTIVE, BAR OWNER

Gilbert S. Norwalk Jr., 72, a retired businessman, died Monday (Sept. 13, 1999) in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Manor after a brief illness.

Norwalk retired in 1990 after operating Gillie's Place, a Town of Tonawanda bar, for 12 years.

Earlier, he was vice president of Connelly Brothers Ship Chandlers of Buffalo, which supplied marine hardware to Great Lakes freighters. He was employed there for nearly 30 years.

Born in Cleveland, he come to Buffalo with his family as a child and resided in the Town of Tonawanda for many years.

He was a graduate of Manlius Military Academy, near Syracuse, and attended Canisius College.

Norwalk served in the Marine Corps from 1945 through 1949.

He was a member of AARP, the Shipmasters Association, the Innkeepers Association and St. Amelia's Catholic Church, Town of Tonawanda.

He is survived by his wife, the former Catherine Kennedy; four sons, Daniel of Evans Mills, John of Albuquerque, N.M., Russell of Laurel, Md., and Gilbert III of the Town of Tonawanda; two sisters, Elizabeth Garneau of the Town of Tonawanda and Sarah Brown; and four grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Amelia's Church, 2999 Eggert Road, Town of Tonawanda.

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