Norman Everitt McCloy Sr., of Bayville, died on Feb. 4, 2010 at age 88. Norman was born on June 18, 1921 in Locust Valley.
Norman’s career began as a painter and paperhanger, working for many famous people on Centre Island. Then, in the 1960’s along with the help of his wife Florence he opened Norm’s Tackle Shop which was located right in the village of Bayville. He was known far and wide for the fishing rods he made by hand.
Throughout his life, he enjoyed many hobbies. Among them, boating, which he would do on the weekends while spending time with his family on his cabin cruiser. He loved fishing, either by boat or on the shore. He also enjoyed hunting, taking annual trips upstate to hunt deer. He raised poinsettias and carnations in a greenhouse he built. He grew vegetables and enjoyed giving his produce to others. Another hobby of Norman’s was photography. He took pictures and portraits and developed them in his own dark room. After selling the Tackle Shop, he developed a passion for woodworking. He made hot plates, clocks, tables and kitchen cabinets. He was successful with all that he did.
He served on the Bayville Board of Education, was an exempt member of the Bayville Fire Co. where served as a past president. He was also member of the Mill River Rod & Gun Club.
Husband of the late Florence. Father of Gail Korneliusen (Thomas), Norman E. Jr. (Wendy) and the late Penny Jean. Grandfather of Erin, Michael and Jill. Great-grandfather of Henry and Norman. Visitation and service held at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Interment Bayville Cemetery.