Hermon – Norman Charles Pacholski Sr., 70, known as “Norm,” “Papa,” and “Dad,” died unexpectedly on August 8, 2019 at a Bangor hospital. He was born December 17, 1948, in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Frank and Mary Pacholski.
Norm grew up in Toledo under the care of Aunt Leona, where he graduated from Libbey High School. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army where he served his country for 23 years as a Clinical Specialist. While stationed in Heidelberg, Germany, he met his wife, Coco Sauve, who was also serving on active duty. They were married January 9, 1971. Throughout his career he also served at Fort Dix, Fort Gordon, Fort Bragg, Ludwigsburg, and Stuttgart. During Operation Desert Storm, Norm was stationed in Turkey, and then finished his career at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
After Retirement, Norm was employed at the University of Maine Cutler Health Center for six years and helped at the Lolliepop Daycare which was operated by his wife in their home.
He was an avid University of Maine hockey fan for over 25 years, who always enjoyed sharing game time with his grandchildren.
Norm had many hobbies throughout his life including softball, and was an exceptional ten pin bowler. He also enjoyed fishing of any-kind, whether off the jetty in Rockland, the Searsport Pier, or deep-sea fishing out of Northeast Harbor.
Norm attended St. Mary’s and St. Teresa’s Catholic Churches and was a Sir Knight in the 4th degree, Pine Cone council 114 and Pine Cone Assembly, Bangor.
Norman was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, and the Maine Troop greeters. He could always be found carrying his Sudoku puzzles around and stop every day at the Union Street Dunkin Donuts for his large decaf with extra milk, liquid sugar and less ice.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his Uncle Norm, his mother and father-in-law, Elsie and Herbert, and his brother in-laws Herbert and Ray.
Norm is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Coco; daughters, Jennifer and Brookie; son, Norman Jr.; grandchildren, Forrest, Max, Skylor, Isaiah, Oceana, Taylor, Madeline, and Samantha; great-grandchildren, Jazzlynn, River, and Diana. Norman had many nieces and nephews with whom he created memories with.
Relatives and friends are invited to call from 5-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 768 Ohio Street, Bangor. Military honors will be held immediately following the Mass. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments in the Parish Hall following the honors.
Those wishing to remember Norman in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Pine Cone Counsel, Knights of Columbus, P.O Box 994 Bangor, Maine 04402, Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, P.O. Box 1101 Bangor, Maine 04402-1101, or the Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mt. Hope Avenue, Bangor, Maine 04401. Condolences may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com.