Norman Raymond Accipiter, 87, passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2021, after a long illness, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Westmoreland County, PA, son of the late John and H. Laurene Morris Accipiter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers. Mr. Accipiter was a member of the Apollo Elks Golf Club; the Chieftain Archery Club, and was a league bowler. Norm enjoyed playing golf at Green Meadows Golf Course in Mount Holly.
Mr. Accipiter is survived by his wife of 68 years, Evelyn May Trout Accipiter. They were married on December 20, 1952 in Youngwood, PA. They moved to Gastonia, NC in 1999 to be closer to family. In addition to his wife, Mr. Accipiter is survived by his 3 children and their spouses; 4 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 7 great great-grandchildren; 2 siblings, Donald Accipiter and Diana Accipiter Oden; and special long-time friends, Greg Parks and Troy Stevenson.
Memorials may be made to Gaston Hospice, PO Box 3984, Gastonia, North Carolina, 28054.
No public services for Mr. Accipiter will be held at this time.
Condolence messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.woodlawnfuneral.org. Woodlawn Funeral Home of Mount Holly, NC is serving Mr. Accipiter's family.
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