Obituary of Norma Jean Molta
Norma Jean (Tice) Molta, 90 of Syracuse, NY died peacefully on Tuesday, February 16, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, NY. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Emil Anthony Molta Jr. and her brother Harold Tice Jr.
Norma was born October 17, 1930 in Syracuse, NY to Harold Tice and Margaret (Nutting) Tice. The family lived in Solvay, NY where Norma attended Solvay High School. She married Emil Anthony Molta Jr. in February of 1949, resided in Solvay, and later, Lakeland, NY. Upon graduation Norma worked for General Electric as a Transistor Specialist. Norma retired from Onondaga County Sheriffs’ Office, Justice Center Jail Division as a Deputy Sheriff.
Norma is survived by her loving daughters, Barbara Elaine Miller of Albany, NY, Cheryl Dawn Cole (Richard) of Oswego, NY, Norma Margaret Barone of Syracuse, NY, Sandra Ann Molta (Michael Carey) of Loxahatchee, FL and Kimberly Lynn Bastable (Edward) of Cato, NY. Norma was blessed with 6 Grandchildren, Melissa Benoit (John), Katherine Roberts (Eric), Kimberly Birklin (Daniel), Brianna Cole, Matthew Barone and Nicholas Barone. Additionally, Norma was Great Grandmother to Neely Weuste-Benoit (Michael), Gracie Benoit, Kylie Roberts, Caden Roberts, Corbin Birklin and Nolan Birklin. She leaves behind many dear nieces and nephews. Norma enjoyed fishing with her husband, playing cards with family and friends, trips to Las Vegas and the Turning Stone. Most of all she loved talking to her daughters on the phone.
Her daughters would like to express their gratitude to the entire staff of St Joseph’s Hospital and a very special thanks to Joe Barone for his attentiveness and loving care during Norma’s last few years.
A private service to be held at Greenlawn Cemetery on Monday, February 22nd at 1 pm.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Norma’s memory to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.