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Norman Fenwick Tisdale, Jr.

August 2, 1928 ~ April 5, 2020 (age 91)

Obituary

Norman F. Tisdale, Jr., age 91, of Middlesex Twp., Valencia, passed away on Sunday morning, April 5, 2020 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pgh.

Born in Springfield, MA on August 2, 1928, he was the son of Norman F. and Rita Alexandra Cowan Tisdale.

Norm graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School and in 1950 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in Metallurgical Engineering.

He had worked at Pittsburgh Metal Purifying and Treesdale Labs. He then owned Tisdale and Associaties in Gibsonia and Wood’n Things in Middlesex Twp.

A 32nd Degree Mason, he was a member of John Brashear Lodge F. & A.M. and the Syria Shrine and Consistory.  He was also a 40 year member of the Butler Country Club.

Surviving are his wife, Peggy Jean Wishart Tisdale, who he married on December 16, 1950, his children, Caryn J. Contino and Gwendolyn Tisdale, both in Florida, Marcia S. Sirney (Mark) and Eric A.Tisdale (Joanne), both of Middlesex Twp. Grandfather of Julie Contino (Danielle), Chad Contino, Jarett Contino (Charlotte), Chase Contino, Norm Tisdale, IV (Dani), Daysha Tisdale, Nick Fisher, Tim Fisher (Mandy), Heather Sirney, Heidi Sirney, Gretchen Sirney, Michael Sirney (Shannon), Elliot Tisdale and Trevor Tisdale, great grandfather of Silas Fisher, Olivia Fisher, Alex Contino, Zoe Contino, Jaxson Sirney, Owen Sirney, Sophie Tisdale and Savannah Tisdale. Father-in-law of Geraldine Francionne (Lou) of Middlesex Twp.

He was preceded in death by a son, Norman F. Tisdale, III, a granddaughter, Chloe L. Tisdale, a sister, Shirley T. Gay and a brother, Rowland A. Tisdale.

Services are private under the direction of the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA. Burial will be in Mars Cemetery, Adams Twp., PA.

Memorials may be made to the Middlesex Twp. V.F.D., 130 Browns Hill Rd. Valencia, PA 16059, the Lighthouse Foundation, 116 Browns Hill Rd. Suite 400, Valencia, PA 16059 or the Mars Public Library, P.O. Box 415, Mars, PA  16046. Condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.

 

 

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