Norbert J. Aicher of Langhorne Manor passed away on April 28, 2019 . Born in Augsburg, Germany son of the late John and Anna Aicher. He was the devoted husband of over 56 years to Evelyn Aicher who died June 2016.
Norbert attended Germantown High School, LaSalle College. Drafted by the US Army, served 1951-53 Sergeant First Class at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. He had a long career in finance as accountant and corporate controller for Crown Cork & Seal Co., Elco Corp., American Metal Fabricator Controller, Wiedeman Corp., and American Bio Tech.
In 1974 he left finance for Schulmerich Carillons (Bells) where he was a sales representative until his retirement in 2008. During this time he was president of Norbell Inc., from 1981-2006. In his 34 years representing Schulmerich he sold 445 Carillons, including larger projects such as Longwood Gardens, Avenue of the Arts (Philadelphia), Academy of Music’s Curtain Call (Philadelphia), Willow Grove Mall and Central Park Zoo (NYC). As a resident of Langhorne Manor he served as Langhorne Manor Auditor and on the Zoning Board.
From an early age he started singing as a boy soprano at Calvary Episcopal Church (Philadelphia). He had an active career as tenor soloist with the Delaware Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, Rittenhouse Opera Company, Beth Sholom Congregation, Elkins Park, PA, and many Churches including, Christ Church, Ithan PA, and in Philadelphia, PA; Advocate Methodist Church, St. Stephens Methodist. From 1982-1997 with his wife, they performed and toured as the ‘Double Couple’ with Doris and Joe Coleman at community concert series and retirement communities.
Norbert married Evelyn Deodato in 1959. Over their long married life they enjoyed hearing classical music concerts and operas by the Philadelphia Orchestra, Philadelphia Opera Company and the MET Opera, for over 40 years. Also traveling overseas to the Salzburg and Bayreuth Festivals, their lives revolved around music they heard and music they performed.
His daughters Lynn Losch, her husband Paul and son Erik Norbert, and Carol Ann Aicher and her husband Douglas Lane survive Norbert.
The family will receive friends on Saturday at St. George Church, 1370 River Rd, Titusville, NJ 08560, from 1 - 2pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2pm. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery will be private.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackwell Memorial Home, 21 N. Main St., Pennington, NJ 08534.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either:
Monastery of Saint Clare, 1271 Langhorne -Newtown Road, Langhorne, PA 19047-1297 or Historic Langhorne Association, 160 W. Maple Avenue, Langhorne, PA 19047.