LEWISTON – Norman L. Bishop, 76, of Garfield Road in Auburn, died Friday evening, Sept. 17, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

Norman was born in Auburn, Oct. 27, 1927, the son to Lawrence W. and Gertrude (Whitney) Bishop.

He was educated in Auburn schools and graduated from Edward Little High School with the class of 1945.

On March 6, 1977, he married the former Constance Dumont. Together they made their home in Auburn and later enjoyed their wintering together in Arizona.

Norman’s passion in life was flying aircraft. He began his flying career as a member of the Civil Air Patrol. He then went to work as a Pilot with NorthEast Airlines in 1953. During the year of 1972, Delta Airlines merged with NorthEast Airlines and Norman continued flying commercially for Delta Airlines until his retirement in 1985.

While Norman wintered in Arizona, he enjoyed his membership with the Aerospace Club and Gun Club. Norman was also a member of the Court Street Baptist Church in Auburn.

He enjoyed golfing, playing pool and hunting in his younger days. His greatest pleasure in life, however, was the time he spent with his family. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Connie Bishop, of Auburn; one daughter, Julie Diane B. Cuddy and her husband, Michael, of Portland; two sons, Norman L. Bishop and his wife, Debbie, of Auburn, and David G. Bishop, of Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren, Heather, Donald, Evan, Andrea, and Jordan; two great- grandchildren, Christina and Payton.

Norman was predeceased by one sister, Alberta Bishop, and two brothers, Donald and Linwood.

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