Norman “Norm” Brylowe, 84, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, after a six-year battle with Alzheimer’s.
He was a resident of Connecticut and Texas, prior to moving to Port Charlotte in 2002. Norman attended Tulane University and served in the U.S. Army, where he completed Ranger Training. He then spent over 40 years in insurance and real estate sales and management. Norman worked for Punta Gorda Isles Inc., and was a Vice President of Horseshoe Bay Sales of Indiana. He went on to totally renovate six large luxury townhouses. After retiring in 1997, Norm started a new career with Home Depot, where he spent 10 years working in the company’s Sunrise, Fla., Sarasota, Fla., and Port Charlotte stores. He enjoyed golfing, mystery novels and building furniture.
Norm is survived by his wife of 14 years, Bernardine; daughter, Jean Whetzel of Carthage, N.C.; sons, Tom of Coral Gables, Fla., and Drew of San Ramon, Calif.; brother, Leon; sisters, Marion and Lenore; and five grandchildren.
He will be interred at Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota. A graveside memorial service is being planned for a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 14010 Roosevelt Blvd., Suite 709, Clearwater, FL 33762; or Tidewell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
Arrangements are by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte.