Norman L. VanWey

GOWANDA – Norman L. VanWey of Allen Street, Gowanda passed away at home Saturday April 26, 2014. He was 79. Norm was born in Buffalo, NY March 1, 1935, the son of Norman and Mildred (Cooke) VanWey. A self employed auto body/mechanic, Norm had his collision shop at various locations throughout the area; his latest, Vans Collision on Rt. 62 in Collins. He was an antique car/classic car enthusiast Norman married the former Joana Clees in Collins on Sept. 18, 1965. Survivors, besides Joana, include two sons, Michael (Kristen) VanWey of Gowanda and Darrin (Angela) VanWey, also of Gowanda; and a daughter, Norma Loverme of Florida. Grandfather to Delaney, Jack, Devon and Ty. Brother in-law to Linda Howard of Cottage, Barbara (Dean) Richmond of Indiana and Stuart Clees of Hamburg. Uncle (locally) to Christopher (Lillian) Howard of So. Dayton, Wanda (Kevin) Koch of Gowanda and Jennifer (Donald Blood), also of Gowanda. Norm is also survived by good friends Joe and Lori DeCarlo of Collins and Lenny and Annie Duliba of Ocala, Fla. Besides his parents, Norm was preceded in death by a brother, Richard VanWey; a sister, Kathleen Mekus; and a nephew Jimmy Howard. Friends may call at the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME, 44 Center St., Gowanda (716) 532-4200 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today where funeral services will be held Wednesday April 30, 2014 at 11 am. Memorials may be made to a local charity of one’s choice.