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Norman G. Gans, 89; WWII Veteran Who Ran Greenwich Oil Co.

The funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 15.

Norman G. Gans. Photo: www.zionchapel.com.
Norman G. Gans. Photo: www.zionchapel.com.

Norman G. Gans, who operated Greenwich Oil Co. died on Jan. 9, 2014 after a long illness. He was 89.

Born March 21, 1924 in Port Chester, NY, he was the son of the late Joseph and Flora Gans.

Mr. Gans was an Eagle Scout and a decorated combat veteran serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, he was awarded the Purple Heart for critical wounds received in the Hurtgen Forest in Germany.

Mr. Gans and his brother Irwin were partners in the daily operations of the Greenwich Oil Co., in Greenwich. He resided at the Landing's in Ft. Myers, FL and 

He was an avid boater and member of the Greenwich Boat Club in Greenwich. He also was a midget pace car owner and builder as a hobby.

He is survived by Irwin, Marion, Eddy, Robert and Julie Gans, his stepson Peter and stepdaughter Nina. He also is survived by his companion and friend Barbara Mantel.

He was predeceased by his wife Athalie Gans in 1988.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday Jan. 15, inside the chapel at Riversville Cemetery, 1 Memory Ln., Greenwich.

Arrangements were handled by www.zionchapel.com

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