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May202019

James A. Norris

James Anthony Norris of Ithaca, MI, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on February 12, 2019 at the age of 88, with his family by his side.

He was born on February 15, 1930 in Mount Savage, Maryland, the son of William and Josephine Norris.  He served in the U.S. Army, and served as a corpsman in the U.S. Navy, and the United States Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict.  He was a member of the Rock Ministry Church in Ithaca, a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion in Ithaca. He retired from Oldsmobile in Lansing in 1991 after 25 1/2 years of service and was a member of the UAW Local 652.  He loved spending time with his family, and was an avid football fan of the Ithaca Yellow Jackets High School Varsity Team for several years.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Veronica; daughter, Deborah McDaid and Dewey Stafford of Maryland; daughter and son-in-law, Pastors Deanna and Steve Zuker of Ithaca; daughter, Denise Reese and Daryl Cooper of Ithaca; 8 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and one on the way; brother, Regis and Jane Norris of Ithaca; sisters, Mary Fabbri, Betty Schaffer, and Pauline Ritchey (all of Maryland).  He is also survived by many sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, and special friends, Jerry Rummer and Ray and Norma Welch, and many other special friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents; son, David Norris in 2015; and brothers, William, Francis and Vincent Norris.  He was deeply loved by his family and his legacy will continue on

 A memorial service will be held for Jim Norris at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the Ithaca United Methodist Church.  Military honors will be presented at the Ithaca Cemetery immediately following.

Following the committal service, there will be a  luncheon at St. Paul’s Catholic Church Hall in Ithaca.  Everyone is welcome.

 

  Condolences may be left for the family online at www.bardenfuneralhome.com.

 

Reader Comments (11)

So sorry Veronica and family, you are in my thoughts!πŸ™
February 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSharon Williams
Veronica & family, our condolences to you & family. So many people loved Jim, we sure did! He was larger than life! He was so warm & funny! He will be missed dearly! Jim was a wonderful person, friend, & veteran!! Thank you Jim! RIP. We love you Veronica! God bless!! πŸ’›πŸ™πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
February 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMaria Page
Veronica and family, I am deeply sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I have such good memories of visiting with him whenever you came to the office or would see you both outside the office
May your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time
Jan from the doctors office
February 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJan Naumes
Veronica and family, I am deeply sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I have such good memories of visiting with him whenever you came to the office or would see you both outside the office
May your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time
Jan from the doctors office
February 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJan Naumes
My thoughts and prayer's go out to you all. Uncle Jim always had a big smile and loving laughter for everyone he met. May your memories help you through your time of need.
Love you all,
Tammy
February 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTammy Peet Holley
I sure enjoyed his stories and conversations. A very good man and served his family and country with the utmost pride. So glad we were friends.
February 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBob crist
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
February 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSherry Schaub
I was in Florida when I got the sad news of Jim's death. I will always remember working with at South School. Be had a great sense of humor. Be had a real zest for life and be served bis country and community. We will all miss that smile.
February 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJoan Smolka n
Sorry to hear of your loss...Veronica and family we will be praying for you!πŸ™
February 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTed and Katie Martyn
Veronica and family our deepest shympaty. Was an honor to knowing him and working with him. RIP my friend.
February 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLeon (Butch) Kappler
I am deeply sorry for your loss of James. May the God who binds up the brokenhearted and comforts those who mourn, sustain your family during this difficult time. (Isaiah 61:1,2) I wish the very best for your family at this time, take care of each other.
February 27, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBabe Quintrall

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