Norman E. French, 67 of Vestal, died Sunday, October 21, 2012, after a 4 1/2 year courageous battle with ALS. He was predeceased by his parents, Norman and Catharine French; and his father-in-law, Joseph Scarantino. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Angie (Scarantino) French, Vestal; his children, Denise and Lou McAllister, Vestal, and Derek and Pearl French, Carmel, IN. He was a wonderful 'Papa" to his grandchildren, Maggie and Matt McAllister, and Logan and Brody French. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Katie Scarantino; brother-in-laws Charlie (Judy) Scarantino and Pete (Maxine) Scarantino, a special cousin Russ (Sharon) Smith as well as nephews, cousins and many very special friends. Norm retired from L3, formerly Singer-Link, after 42 years. He enjoyed his weekly golf outings at Ely Park and annual fishing trips to the St. Lawrence River with his friends from Link. He was a board member and treasurer of the Valley Industrial Credit Union for over 20 years. Atter growing up in Conklin and later raising his family there, he and Angie transferred to Oviedo Florida in 1996 where they spent 12 wonderlul years enjoying the restaurants and attractions throughout the Orlando area. He always looked forward to having his family come down to visit them and being a tour guide around Orlando while sharing his aspiration of driving the monorail at Disney Wond in his retirement. While in Florida, he became an avid fan of UCF football and enjoyed tailgating at every home game. He spent every Memorial pay Weekend at the beach with close friends and family. He was an enthusiastic NY Yankees fan and supported Vestal Little League and Volleyball. and was a passionate supporter of his grandchildren's activities. The family wishes to thank the nurses on South Tower 6 at Wilson Memorial Hospital and the Vestal Emergency Squad and all supporters of the ALS walk and 'Team Nanny", Funeral services will be held at the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main St., Binghamton, Thursday at 10 a.m. Reverend Laurence J. Lord will officiate- Burial will be In Vestal Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the McCormack Funeral Home Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in memory of Norm may be made to ALS Foundation, Upstate NY Chapter, 690 7th St. Suite 108, Liverpool. NY 13088