Norma Walker Pickard Iacomini
Norma passed away peacefully January 12, 2018 with Family by her side, at the Briarwood Assisted
Living Facility in Stow, OH.
She was born November 17, 1927 in Jamestown, NY
Preceded in the by her Parents Ralph and Sadie Walker, Sister Maxine Stacey, Husband Edward Iacomini,
Mervin Pickard (Father of her Children, Stepfather Gerald Cronk, Son in-law Robert DeBaun and Granddaughter Robin Wadsworth Madison and Lifetime Friends Alonzo and Geneva Sears
She is survived by Son Dennis (Audrey) Pickard of Mogadore, OH, Daughter Brenda DeBaun of Stow, OH, Brother Harry Walker of Ellington, NY Sister Laura Ann Cronk Gilbert and Brother Phil Cronk of Western NY and Brother Ken Cronk of Kenosha.
Grandchildren Lisa (Dave) Yeager, Tina Lauver, Teri (Matt) Smith and Jami (Jim) Obermeyer. Grandsons Dennis (Paula) Pickard, Bob Wadsworth and Jack (Shellie) Wadsworth. Fourteen Great Grandchildren, Twelve Great Great Grandchildren, Many Nieces, Nephews and Friends.
Norma spent the first 39 years of her life in Chautauqua Country NY, Attending Falconer Central Schools, working as a Foreman/Supervisor in a steel furniture factory, She receiving her cosmetology license and opened her own Beauty Shop. Norma moved to Ohio in 1966, where she learned restaurant management. Starting up the ladder at The Club House Lounge and Bob’s Big Boy (Manners). Next came an offer from The Women’s Board at Akron General Hospital to manage The Gift and Snack Shop. During this time she became a member of the Akron Restaurant Association. Years later she was voted in as Their President. When her husband Eddie passed away she assumed Ownership and Managed
“IACOMINI’S RESTAURANT “, located at 321 W. Exchange in Akron.
Norma loved her trips to Ireland. Norma carried her homeland in her heart all of her life.
On November 17, 2017 Norma’s 90th Birthday, The Family decided to have a special party. Family and Friends from across the country attended. Little did anyone realize they were attending Norma’s “Celebration of Life”, with her being able to be there and enjoy it!
A special Thank You to everyone who cared for and comforted Norma. Dr. Mark Smith, Dr. Charles Davis, Dr. George Laikos, the entire team in the Briarwood Assisted Living Facility, Skilled Nursing, Rehab, The Activities Department and Asera Care Hospice.
Per Norma’s wishes there will be no services.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations in Norma’s name should be made to your favorite charity or to The Haven of Rest (Akron OH), Asera Care – Hospice (Akron OH) or the Briarwood ALF Activities Department (Stow OH)