The passing of Dr. Narku Nortey

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The passing of Dr. Narku Nortey

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.



Publisher's note: 


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 Cemetery.


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. 1981).


He was an alumnus of Labone Secondary School , Accra, Ghana (1966).


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