Gerald Norman “Norm” McCann (89), of Flat Rock, North Carolina, passed away on October 6, 2023, surrounded by family.
Norm was born January 17, 1934, in Wilkinsburg, a suburb of Pittsburgh. He was the third child of Harry and Jewell McCann. In high school he was a talented athlete. He met his bride of 69 years while they were in grade school. They were married in 1954.
He served in the U.S. Army in the intelligence service during the Korean War. Utilizing the GI Bill Norm graduated first in his class with an accounting degree from Duquesne University and earned his CPA certification. After success in a corporate career, he became an entrepreneur, business leader, and owner for over half a century. He was respected as much for his integrity in business as he was for his accomplishments as a leader.
Norm was a lifelong sports fan-he loved watching the Steelers and golfing with his sons. He and Rosemary enjoyed travel, were devoted Catholics, and held a deep love of family and country.
Norm had a passion for developing people, a generous heart, a truly Irish sense of humor, along with an innovative, entrepreneurial spirit. He had a gift for seeing the potential in people and helping them achieve it. He warmed hearts, inspired souls, and brought laughter into the world.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemary, six children (Karen; Jeffrey and wife, Marilyn; Gregory, Paul and wife, Jean; David and wife, Lori; and Timothy and wife, Susan), 14 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Full U.S. Army Military Honors will be held prior to the Mass at 10:30 am at the Church.
A Mass will be held on Friday, November 10, 2023, at 11:00 am at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 2100 S.E. Cove Road, Stuart, FL. An inurnment will take place at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hendersonville, NC at a later date yet to be determined.
Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stuart Chapel.
Online condolences and expressions of sympathy can be made by visiting www.Martin-Funeral.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations any of these charities would be a way to honor Norm’s memory: