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From: "Pauline Salmon" <>
Subject: Obituary from Newsday - Kjeldsen, son of Kjeldsen/Larsen of Norway
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 23:52:02 -0700


KJELDSEN
KJELDSEN-Norman, 87, of Brightwaters, NY, died July 22 after a short illness. Mr. Kjeldsen is survived by his wife of 61 years, Anne Marie Noone (Nana), and four children: Mary Lou Cohalan of Bayport, NY; Susan Roos of Brooklyn Heights, NY; Robert P. Kjeldsen of Babylon, NY and David C. Kjeldsen of West Islip, NY. His son Norman Peter Kjeldsen of Islip, NY, predeceased him in 1993. He is also survived by fourteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Born in Brooklyn in 1916, he was the son of Sofus Kjeldsen and Louise Larsen of Norway. He grew up in the Scandinavian community of Bay Ridge and graduated from Brooklyn Poly Prep in 1934. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy in 1942 and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Following the war, he and his family lived in Norfolk, VA, before moving to Brightwaters in 1959. An entrepreneur, musician, art collector and avid traveler, he owned and operated several manufacturing companies, including!
Cardwell Condenser Corporation, Pax Manufacturing and Strux Corporation in Lindenhurst, NY. Within the art world, he was considered an expert on marine and boat paintings from the 18th and 19th century. He visited all seven continents during his frequent travels abroad. He supported many local organizations and charities and was active in raising funds for Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip. Reposing at the Fredrick J. Chapey & Sons West Islip Funeral Home, 1225 Montauk Hwy. (ΒΌ mile west of Robert Moses Cswy.) Religious Services will be held on Friday, July 25, at St. Peters By the Sea Episcopal Church in Bay Shore, NY, at 10:30AM, followed by burial at Oakwood Cemetery in Bay shore, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Samaritan Hospital, 1000 Montauk Hwy, West Islip, NY, 11795 and Consolation Residence, 111 Beach Drive, West Islip, NY, 11795. Visitation, Thursday 2:00-4:00 and 7:009:00PM.


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