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“I'm sorry for your loss of a great man. I have many found memories of Mr. Searles all throughout high school. George Schroeder CCHS Class of 1976 ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: George Schroeder - Reno, NV

“The nicest thing Norm ever said to me was that he always thought of me more as a brother than a brother in law. That was the way I felt about him. ...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Dick Nye - Wilmington, DE

“Norm and I worked together at the New York Network. We car pooled when I lived in Niskayuna. We shared Navy stories and enjoyed each others company....Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Ray Nodar - Clermont, FL

“I remember you as a intelligent, funny, kind man. Quiet and steady. I remember how much the girls adored you. I always felt children are drawn to a...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Susan Cockel - Smyrna, DE

“I was saddened to hear of Norman's passing. I have fond memories of his kindness and interesting stories about the broadcast business. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Brian R Searles - Burlington, VT

“Uncle Norm, you will be missed dearly. You were always more a grandfather than uncle to me. You had a memory like a steel trap and I loved hearing...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Christine Nye - Rochester, NY

“I always thought of Uncle Norm as a grandfather and he will be greatly missed. My mom told me that he was the only one who could get my sisters and I...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Carolyn Nye - New castle, DE

“Uncle Norm, I will miss you, but I have countless memories of napping on your lap at Christmas time, playing with your computer, and listening to...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Karen Nye Cloud - Wilmington, DE


Norman Charles Searles, 88, of Niskayuna, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013.
Norman graduated from Draper High School, Schenectady, NY. in 1943. A veteran of WWII, he served in the Pacific Theater for three years.
After the war, he attended Plattsburgh College and graduated from HVCC.

Norman was a retired television broadcast engineer and employed for many years at WGY/WRGB and then the New York State Network.
He was a member of St. Helen's Church (now Saint Kateri Tekakwitha) for more than 50 years.
He is predeceased by an infant son, Peter Norman Searles and a grandson Conar Norman McCown.

He leaves his wife of 65 years, Frances Nye Searles, a brother Vincent Searles (Jean), a brother-in-law Richard F. Nye (Marie);
daughters Dr. Cynthia Ricard (John), Virginia McCown (Jack), nieces, Laurie Nye Cornog (Steve), Karen Nye Cloud (Doug), Carolyn Nye, Christine Nye, Kathleen Nye Davis (Allan), and grand-nieces and grand nephews.

There will be no calling hours. Funeral will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contibutions in Norman's memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.