The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum
“Preserving the History of Law Enforcement in the Greater Cincinnati Area”
Lieutenant Norman Samuel Kandil, Sr. (1947-2018)
Norm was born on August 30, 1947 to Norman Jordan and Vivian (Culbertson) Kandil. He grew up in Price Hill and graduated from Aiken High School. He also attended the University of Cincinnati and later the Pensacola Junior College, majoring in Criminal Justice. Still later, he attended Southern Ohio College for Electronics and Robotics.
Norm enlisted in the United States Navy in 1967 and served two tours in the Vietnam War. While stationed at Pensacola he married Terry Weir of California and together they had their first child in the Naval Hospital. Petty Officer 2nd Class Kandil was honorably discharged during 1973.
Norm and his family moved back to Cincinnati. He joined the Community Correctional Institute (CCI) as a Corrections Officer in 1974. He left CCI and joined the Forest Park Police Department as a Police Officer on October 19,1977. Officer Kandil resigned on April 4, 1979 to work with his father in a family business.
He returned to law enforcement as a Police Officer with the Colerain Township Police Department. In 1988, he was hired as a Park Ranger with the Hamilton County Park Rangers. During 1992 he was promoted Ranger Sergeant. In 2002, he was promoted to Ranger Lieutenant. Lieutenant Kandil retired in 2008 with almost 35 years of service to his country and communities.
Lieutenant Kandil moved with his wife to Northern Georgia soon after his retirement. A few years later, he was diagnosed with dementia and, during 2016, was place in an Alzheimer’s center. He died on March 27, 2018 in Rossville, Georgia.
He was predeceased by his sister, Debbie. Lieutenant Kandil is survived by his wife of 49 years, Terry S. (Weir) Kandil; children, Norman Jr., Jamie, and Jessie; grandchildren, John, James, Joey, Kaitlin, Sydney, Esme, and Dexter; and siblings, Lana, Ray, Frank, Jill, Jennifer, Jim, Darrell, and Melanie.
Lieutenant Kandil was cremated in Georgia. His cremains will be united at a later time with his wife, Terry’s cremains, and laid to rest in the California Redwoods.
Memorials may be made to Western Hills Church of Christ, 5064 Sidney Road, Cincinnati, OH 45238.
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