Norman Allen Rund, 79, passed away after a short illness on July 7, 2021.
Norm was born in New Britain, Connecticut on January 20, 1942. He attended New Britain High School and during this time he was a proud member of the Earls Club. Norm always commented on the time he was with the Earls and how he learned many life lessons. Norm graduated from New Britain High School in 1960 and after high school he left New Britain and attended College at the University of Miami for a short time and then graduated from the University of Houston in 1966 with a degree in Bachelor of Business Administration.
In June of 1967 Norm enlisted in the United States Navy and was deployed to Danang Vietnam, where he proudly served his country. After returning from his tour of duty, Norm remained as a reservist until 1973. Upon leaving active duty he returned to Connecticut where he lived for the next 10 years working for the State of Connecticut. Norm then left Connecticut to return to Houston where he became partners, with his then Brother-in-law, Gary Jones, to open Tony’s Bar Supply Company. Although the business has since been sold, that partnership/friendship is strongly revered today, some 45 years later.
Norm was very active in his community, serving as President of the Boulevard Oaks Civic Association and continued serving on the board of directors. Much fun was had during his years with the Krewe of Momus during the Mardi Gras parades in Galveston. Other memorable experiences include skiing with the Space City Ski Club, shooting, hunting and fishing with his friends, frequent trips to Connecticut and traveling the world whenever he could.
Most of all, Norm will be remembered for his sense of humor, his approachable nature, his generosity toward others, and his ability to see the best in everyone he met. He loved his life and all those who played a part in it. Throughout Norm’s 79 years he made lifelong friends, many of whom are more like family than friends. He lived until the end.
Norm was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ruth (Ziegler) Rund, many aunts and uncles and several cousins.
Norm is survived by his loving wife, Sue Rund, his daughter Natalie Rund Hubbard and her husband Mitch Hubbard, and his pride and joy granddaughter, Lily Grace. He has cousins, nephews and nieces all of whom he loved dearly.
Norm’s family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 17th at the Bradshaw-Carter Funeral Home, 1734 W. Alabama. A memorial service will follow at 12:00 followed by a procession to the Glenwood Cemetery 2525 Washington Ave.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in Norm’s name.