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Mount Sinai Obituaries and Services » Norman Klaparda
August 23, 1938 - October 5, 2015
Service Information Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills - TaNaCH Chapel
Service Date: Wednesday October 7th, 2015
Service Time: 3:00 pm
Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills - TaNaCH Chapel
5950 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, California 90068
Norman Noach Klaparda
August 23, 1938- October 5, 2015
Norman Klaparda,77, passed away peacefully on October 5th following a brave 22-month fight with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife Samm Klaparda, children Karen and Joseph Klaparda, grandchildren Moshe and Sarai Faith Bogoratt, brothers Sam (Sandy), Larry Jimmy (Susie), and seven nieces and nephews. Norman was born August 23, 1938 in Tel-Aviv, Israel. He immigrated to America with his parents and three brothers in 1954. He began his illustrious career in the garment industry in 1955, and quickly exhibited a natural talent as a businessman. He was a strong believer in the American dream and lived a life that exemplified those values. He built a thriving manufacturing business and was a founding member of the MAGIC Show (Men’s Apparel Guild in California.) In retirement, Norman and his brothers and partners managed several real estate properties they acquired throughout their lives. Norman was a resident of Pacific Palisades, and a member of the Riviera Country Club for over 35. He achieved extensive admiration and respect from the golf community throughout the world. He played GOLF magazine’s To[ 100 World Courses, and was a panelist for the magazine playing and rating the most courses worldwide than any else on the panel. His family will miss his infectious smile, love of live, passion, spirit, kindness and wisdom. Norman was a man of his word and principles who always had kind thoughts for everyone. Services will be held at Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries in Los Angeles, Wednesday 3pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the William Isacoff MD Research Foundation for Gastrointestinal Cancer.