The passing of Dr. Narku
Engineer, inventor and holder of many patents. (The
following is an obituary; as written by Lancaster-on-Line)
January 22, 2016
Dr. Narku O. Nortey, 70, of Lancaster, entered into rest on
Thursday, October 15, 2015 at home. Born in Ghana, West
Africa, he was the son of the late Okwei Mensah and Regina
Martei. Nak was the loving husband of Carol Nortey.
Dr. Nortey came to the United States over 40 years ago to
further his education and earned his BS, MS, and PhD in
Mechanical Engineering. He holds five patents in mechanical
machinery, a remarkable achievement. He was employed by ACI
Services, Inc. where he designed compressor products for
mechanical and industrial engineering.
Dr. Nortey was the founder of the United African
Association, to bring Africans together to develop Africa so
that they can become self-sufficient. Nak loved his family
and enjoyed teaching others. In his spare time, he enjoyed
playing the stock market.
In addition to his wife, Carol, Nak is survived by four
children: Crystal Gallagher of Dover, PA; Sherri Bostic of
York, PA; Mensah Nortey of Lancaster, PA; and Kai Sowell of
Birmingham, AL. He is also survived by four grandchildren:
Sarah, Deja, Vaughn, and Chance.
Dr. Narku Nortey's funeral service was held at the
Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz
Pike, Lititz, PA 17543. Interment was at Landis Valley
Dr. Nortey, as an inventor, was listed in Justia
Patents under the following title:
Patents by Inventor Narku O. Nortey.
He was also mentioned in
Who's Who in Plastics Polymers, First Edition
His academic attainments in Mechanical Engineering were BS,
MS (City University of NY, 1977) and PhD (Penn State Univ.
He was an alumnus of Labone Secondary School , Accra, Ghana