Norman E. Shenk, age 89, of Redding, died peacefully on Oct. 11, 2013.

Born in Erie, Pa., on July 4, 1924, he was a WWII veteran who served in the Army in China, where he drove the Burma Road. He attended Amherst College and worked at Elgin Electronics, where he sold telecommunications equipment.

“Norman will be remembered as a loving husband and father and a true gentleman,” his family said.

He lived in Montclair, N.J., Weston, Wilton, and Harwich Port, Mass., before returning to Wilton and finally moving to Meadow Ridge in Redding.

He was a founding member of Aspetuck Valley Country Club and a longtime member of Silver Spring Country Club. He loved music, traveling, playing bridge and was an avid golfer.

He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Ruth. He is also survived by his four children: Catherine Albright (Steven); Laurel Burns; Barbara Keller (Spencer); and Norman (Catherine); and his four stepchildren: Susan Mason; Matthew Mason (Derrel); Christopher Mason (Carol); and David Mason. Twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive him.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Louise, and his brother, George.

Interment in Hillside Cemetery will be private.