On March 11, 2010, Norman August Cechin , 70, of Havelock, NC, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Norm was born and raised in Kenosha, WI, but moved around the country during his 35 years of service with American Airlines. When he wasn't traveling, he was busy in the garage working on cars or tinkering with one of his many other projects. Norm was a devoted husband; cherished father; and adored grandfather. He was a man of integrity who always kept his word and put others first. He had a quick wit and loved to laugh and spend time with his family and friends. Effortlessly, Norm touched the lives of everyone he encountered.
Norm is preceded in death by his parents Americo and Agnes Ridolfi Cechin.
Norm is survived by his wife, Jennifer; four daughters, Lynn Robitaille (Joseph) of Sheboygan, WI; Karen Carbone of Raymond, NH; Betsy Malik (Jamil) of San Antonio, TX; Jessica Grether of Denver, CO and son, Jake Grether of Tampa, FL; and his six grandchildren Renee and Mark Robitaille, Emily Rose and Benjamin Malik, and Madelene and Sydney Grether.
Services were held on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at Annunciation Roman Catholic Parish in Havelock.