Norman A. Grefe Jr.

Published 8:05 pm Friday, November 29, 2019

Norman A. Grefe Jr., of Suffolk, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. He was born on March 25, 1943 and was a native of Hoboken, N.J.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Judy Joyner Grefe, and two children: a son, Norman A. Grefe III, and daughter, Mary Elizabeth Baugh and her husband, Chris Baugh.

He had a long career in the grocery business, first at A&P and then Food Lion, from where he retired. He was a lifelong and passionate gardener and with his family operated a home-based greenhouse and plant business for more than 30 years. In recent years, he was active in the Suffolk Farmers’ Market. He was also a member of the Nansemond Beekeepers Association.

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A remembrance of life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Radiant Life Church, where he was a member, located at 100 Kilby Shores Drive in Suffolk. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the Suffolk Humane Society.