Graveside services will be at 1:00 pm Sunday at Beth-Israel Cemetery for Norman Pondick , age 92, of Glencoe, who passed away on Thursday July 4, 2019. Rabbi Mark Peilen will officiate. Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Home and Cemetery is in charge of services.
Norman left his earthly body to join his mother, father, and brother. He led a varied life, from a cake route Newark, NJ, used car lot in Brooklyn, NY, and a long experience in new cars. He was selected sales manager of the year from Ford Motor Company from 1973-1974 and finally as owner/operator of Sutton Bridge Exxon Carwash.
He left high school before graduating to join the Navy to serve in the Phillapines. He was then assigned to the USS Enterprise CV-6.
He loved the outdoors and was a “Gentleman’s Farmer” raising goats, a miniature horse and his beloved dog “Skipper”. He came to Alabama in 1984 and opened Sutton Bridge Carwash Exxon and served the public until his retirement in 2000.
He was an active member of Gadsden Kiwanis and Glencoe VFW.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years: Ping Pondick; sons: Jeff (Jean), Bernard, Marc (Traci), and Glenn (Penny); daughter: Rona; grandchildren: Thomas, Lindsey, Alexander, Joshua, and Jimmy.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Special thanks to Christie Roden and Kim McElrath for their loving care in his last days also Kindred Hospice for all their help.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to your favorite charity in memory of Norman.
The family will receive friends Sunday at the funeral home from 11 am to 12 pm.
Time of mourning will be observed at home.
Condolences may be offered at www.ghbfuneralhome.com