Norman S Ferrer Montalvo MD
Dr Norman S Ferrer Montalvo (August 20, 1935) passed away peacefully in the presence of his beloved wife and three children on October 30, 2023, in Estero, Florida.
Norman was born on August 24, 1935 in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico to Solano Ferrer and Athala Montalvo. When finishing High School he went to Mexico City to pursue his dream of becoming a physician. After acceptance at the school of medicine of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mejico he graduated and returned to Puerto Rico where he started a medical residency in the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology. It is during that time that he met his sweetheart and love of his life Norma E. Miranda.
The nation called, and Dr Ferrer who had already received advanced medical training, was deemed essential for the war effort. After receiving his commission, he joined the US Army Medical Corps, gallantly served in the Vietnam conflict. Attached to the 150th Medical Detachment MILPHAP in the conflictive area of Quan Ngai, State of Vietnam. Captain Ferrer efficiently and caringly treated both civilian and military casualties. Assisted in logistics and training of military medical personnel, both from the United States and from allied nations.
Captain Ferrer was honorably discharged and resumed his life as a physician, spouse, and father of three thriving children. He had a splendid practice in San Juan, Puerto Rico where he assisted thousands of women in their desire to become mothers. Dr Ferrer was also a teacher, faculty member of the OB-GYN residency program of the San Juan City Hospital, he taught hundreds of medical residents in the art and techniques of medicine and surgery.
Always an avid sports fan, especially baseball, enjoyed music and dancing until the end. He was an accomplished saxophone player during his High School and college years. A distinguished member of the Cabo Rojo Club in San Juan Puerto Rico, a social and non-for-profit organization. He altruistically gave his time as a Trustee and event organizer.
Norman is being survived by his cherished wife of 63 years, Norma; his son Norman (Arlene), his daughters Norma Arleen (Alberto) and Norma de los Angeles (Jeffrey) and six grandchildren Angelique, Patricia, Alex, Alberto, Cristina and Xavier.
Funeral service will be held at the Sarasota National Cemetery on December 15, 2023, at
2:30 PM. Legacy Options will be handling the funeral arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or to the Dementia Society of America.