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Norman Herman Grewe was born in Toledo, Ohio February 28, 1929; his parents, Fanny and Herman, immigrated from Germany making him a first generation American. He didn't learn to speak English until he started school; he then taught English to his parents.

While attending Bowling Green State University, Ohio he became a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.

Stationed in Alaska during the Korean War once discharged he wanted to move to a warm climate; it was a coin flip for either Florida or California. California won..!

Norm married Sally in Los Angeles in 1957 and they started a family.

Normís career in Hotel Management took the family from Pasadena, to Las Vegas, to San Antonio and finally La Jolla for his last 37 years.

Norm left a Sales Manager position at the Huntington Sheraton in Pasadena to become the Director of Marketing at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas.
Norman Herman Grewe

Four years later Norm accepted a position as the General Manager of the El Tropicana Hotel in San Antonio, TX during the time when it functioned as the White House Press Corp headquarters whenever President Johnson visited his Texas ranch.

Another four years later Norm moved his family to San Diego. He first job was as the General Manager of the Town & Country Hotel then as the General Manager of the PSA Islandia Hotel before becoming a Regional VP for Travelodge. He was also instrumental in starting Hotel and Motel Association in San Diego and was its first president.

 Norm, Sally and their six children lived in La Jolla for 30 years. Survivors are his wife, Sally, children Michael, Stacy Peek, Kelly Jefferson, Thomas, Robert and David, sisters Hildegaard and Louise, brother Richard and six grandchildren.

A memorial service was held on August 28, 2005 at the home of Kelly and Jonathan Jefferson.

Normís ashes can be found at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego and his plaque can be found at the Mt. Soledad Memorial in La Jolla.
Norm's View at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery

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