James G. Norris, Sr., 96, previously of 424 Glenwood Ave, Williamsport, handed away Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 at Nottingham Village in Northumberland.
Born Might 5, 1924 in Farrell, the son of Webster and Irene (Luxenberger) Norris.
He was a graduate of Farrell Excessive College Class of 1942, Dickinson Seminary (now Lycoming Faculty) Class of 1948 and Miami College, Coral Gables, Florida Class of 1950, the place he earned a BA in Promoting and Advertising and marketing.
In 1951, shortly after commencement, he joined the promoting employees of the Williamsport Solar and the Williamsport Gazette and Bulletin. (These newspapers later mixed to kind the Williamsport Solar-Gazette). In 1963 he was named promoting supervisor and served in that capability till his retirement in 1991 after 40 years with the paper. He was a member of the Interstate Promoting Managers Affiliation and served on its Board of Administrators. He was additionally a member of the Worldwide Newspaper Promoting Executives.
After Excessive College commencement in 1942, he enlisted and served within the Navy throughout World Battle II. He served his responsibility in each the North Atlantic and the North Pacific. Upon discharge in 1945 he joined the Williamsport Unit of the US Naval Reserve and was recalled by the Navy to serve throughout the Korean Battle. He was a Radioman/First Class in each conflicts.
In 1952, he married Marguerite Ohnmeiss of Newberry. They celebrated their sixty fifth wedding ceremony anniversary on Dec. 27, 2017. He’s survived by six sons and three daughters. Anastasia of Loyalsock, James (Linda) of Randolph, N.J., Christopher (Sueanne) of Williamsport, Donald (Lori) of Shreveport, LA., Cornelius (Kendra) of Scottsdale, AZ., Margaret (Kirk) of Rockford, IL., Daniel (Beth) of Duncansville, Michael (Flor) of Wake Forest, NC., and Judith (Jonathan) of Charlotte, NC. There are 20 grandchildren and 5 nice grandchildren, and quite a few nieces and nephews.
He was a Majored Degreed and founding member of the Historical Order of Hibernians (AOH) and the Irish Tradition Membership of Williamsport (ICCW). He was a member of the Knights of Columbus (Ok of C) the place he held his third Diploma. He was a retired member of the Williamsport Rotary Membership, the Harmonia Membership and the Wheel Membership. Additionally a longtime member of the White Deer Golf Course and its retiree’s league. He was a self-taught artist in portray with oils, acrylics, water colours and wooden working.
He was preceded in dying by his spouse, a son Brian, and his dad and mom, three brothers – Dick, Frank and Jack, three sisters – Dorothy, Rachel and Lenora.
Surviving are two sisters, Clara Gerber and Mary Capkovic.
A Mass of Christian Burial can be celebrated at The St. Joseph the Employee Parish, 700 West Fourth St., Williamsport at l0 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 21.
His Pastor, Rev. Brian Van Fossen and his nephew Rev. Stephen Stavoy will officiate the service. For these unable to attend, a video of the funeral Mass can be placed on Sanders web site. (www.sandersmortuary.com)
The Household will present flowers in his reminiscence. If desired, contributions could also be made in his title to the Irish Tradition Membership of Williamsport (I.C.C.W.) at 367 Quail Lane, Cogan Station, PA 17728. Burial will observe on the Mount Carmel Cemetery. Preparations are being dealt with by Sanders Mortuary in Newberry.