ODOT District 9 Bids Farewell To Longtime Employee
Norman Dewey Friend To Everyone
Chillicothe (Wednesday, March 03, 2010)B After 24 years of dedicated service, Norman B. Dewey has retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation - District 9’s facilities department.
Dewey began his career with ODOT in February 1986 as a carpenter in the district’s facilities (lands and buildings) department, performing a host of duties in the daily maintenance of the district’s grounds, buildings and garages. As a carpenter 2, Dewey was responsible for numerous projects, including electrical and plumbing repairs; structure repairs of walls, doors and floors; office and rest area maintenance; and woodworking.
“Norman has been a dedicated employee, and he always took great pride in his work and the service he provided the district, the department and the public,” said District 9 Deputy Director James Brushart. “It has been a pleasure to know him and to work with him, and I wish him all the best in his retirement.”
Prior to joining ODOT, Dewey was employed with Green Ridge Construction, the Willis and Blakesly lumber companies, and the VA Medical Center. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served from 1964 to 1966.
“I have really enjoyed working at ODOT, and I have made many friends over the years,” said Dewey. “I will miss my work, but I will especially miss my friends since they have become a part of my extended family.”
In his spare time, Dewey enjoys playing bass guitar and doing building and carpentry projects. And although he will miss working at ODOT, Dewey says he will be busy in retirement, taking on projects at home and elsewhere, spending time with family, and simply relaxing.
A graduate of the Western Schools in Pike County, Dewey is a resident of Piketon, where he lives with his wife, Erma. He is the father of Scott and Denise (Jason Russell), as well as the grandfather of Jade and Trey.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer, ODOT District 9
740-774-8834 (office) or 740-637-9037 (mobile)