Norman Bensen

(1924 - 2014)

He loved trying to figure out the world. You could find Norman tinkering with everything from broken household appliances to the family car. His plethora of power tools was neatly arranged in his garage. Once he used the rec room to build a sail boat and was able to get it outside which his family didn’t think possible. He found humor in in even bad situations and told corny jokes, a.k.a. Norman jokes.
Early in the WWII years he tried to enlist but was turned away until he became of age. He served in India transporting supplies with the Army. When the War ended Norman returned home to Philadelphia and went to Drexel University on the GI bill. It took several years going 3 nights a week and working at the Navy Base during the day. In the end he got his degree as an Electrical Engineer. He stayed a government worker but at the Naval Air Development Center in Warminster, Pa. He got to participate in the ultimate tinkering: early experiments in the space program with the original astronauts.
A cousin set him up on a blind date with his late wife, Florence Polin. Their union last 63 years and was blessed with two children: Deborah Clarke of Logan Twp. And Michael of Santa Clara, CA, a granddaughter, Georgann Watt, and two great grandchildren, Stephanie and Nicole Watt.
Come celebrate 90 inquisitive years Friday from 9am at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro where the service will be at 10am. Burial Lake Park Cemetery.

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  1. Williams Family

    I read the obituary about the loss of your loved one and I extend
    my sincere condolences. At this time you are feeling an unbearable
    pain, and experiencing a great loss. Psalms 46:1 says, “God is our
    refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress.”
    He lovingly cares for you and does not want you to handle this time
    alone and he wants you to pray to him. (1Peter 5:7)
    He will help you get through this difficult time. (Isaiah 41:10)
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