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Robert B. Norris

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On July 27, 2020 @ 11:07 am In Obituaries | 11 Comments

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Robert B. Norris 87, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020 peacefully at his home in Lancaster, PA. Born in Red Lion, PA. He was the son of the late Robert B. Norris and Bertha M. (Slonaker) Norris. He was the loving husband of Donna A. Norris for 63 years.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a son R. Bryan Norris of Lancaster, PA,  a daughter Beth A. Norris married to Greg Webster of Philadelphia, PA, two grandchildren Jake Patrick Webster and Hannah Beth Webster, the lights of his life, and three nephews.

He was a graduate of Red Lion High School and West Chester University where he received both his Bachelors and Masters degree. He proudly served two years in the U.S. Army stationed in Heidelberg, Germany. He retired from the Psychology Corp. in 1998, prior to that he was employed at West Chester University as Director of Inter Collegiate Government Assoc. and Millersville University where he was hired to facilitate in the opening of the Student Memorial Center as its Director.

Bob has been a member of Hamilton Park U.C.C. for 30 years, in his active years he founded a men’s 9-hole golf group (Holy Ground) and started a program that took the residents of Milagro  House and their children school uniform shopping, (they still exist). He was always generous , thoughtful, kind, caring and funny.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at a later date.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Hamilton Park U.C.C., 1210 Maple Avenue, Lancaster PA, 17603 or Water Street Mission 210 S. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17603.

Condolences for the family of “Robert B. Norris”

Condolence from Pat and Don Jacobs on July 28th, 2020 8:48 am

We are so sorry for your loss. We will remember Bob as a caring and funny man.

Condolence from Flora Poulos on July 29th, 2020 1:29 pm

Dear Donna and family,

Bob lived a wonderful life and was a blessing to all who knew him. Thank you for sharing him with us. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Fondly, Flora

Condolence from Sherlyn on July 29th, 2020 6:19 pm

Brian so sorry for your loss, your Father and Mother were very special.
Take care Sherlyn

Condolence from Nancy/Bill Brackbill on July 29th, 2020 6:33 pm

Our sincere sympathy to Donna and the Norris family. We remember when you first arrived in our neighborhood in Millersville. Also, the friendship of Lynn, our daughter, and Beth. From the obituary it was evident that Bob was a dedicated and generous man. We always remembered his smile and his friendliness. God Bless.

Condolence from Gerry and Barb Treadway on July 29th, 2020 7:25 pm

So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We have many pleasant memories of times past with you ad Bob.

Condolence from Samuel J. Fonzi on July 31st, 2020 6:57 am

I reconnected with Bob about 10 years ago in Willow St and we saw each other every few weeks or so
after that. He remembered me when Bryan and I were in high school together. We shared our memories and how his family was doing. He helped many sharing his experience, strength, and hope.
My condolences go out to Donna, Bryan and Beth.
May peace be with you.

Condolence from DAVID BRAZINA on August 1st, 2020 8:13 am

Bryan, my thoughts are with you on the passing of your father.

Condolence from Linda Hessinger on August 2nd, 2020 3:26 pm

Donna and Norris family,
So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a wonderful guy and always had a smile on his face. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the Norris family during these difficult times.

Linda Hessinger

Condolence from joe halpin on August 4th, 2020 1:17 pm

I really miss seeing Bob sitting across the room from me at Willow Street. It was always a great pleasure to see that pleasant smile. We will always remember him fondly, Love and prayers to Bobs family and friends, joe halpin

Condolence from Michael Miller on September 2nd, 2020 1:15 pm

Bob being from Red Lion High looked for fellow graduates in his work for Millersville. Enter me at freshmen orientation and knowing I sang in high school quartets , guess who got to sing his alma mater at his orientation .. Never forgot him for that… but always enjoyed seeing Mr. Norris and Mrs. Norris at the Student store. They both were just friendly and supportive to us students. Bob was so quick with laugh and a hearty handshake every time I saw him… a true highlight of my college life…. and no doubt such a warm human being in the course of his whole earthly presence… God speed old friend

Condolence from paul soscia on October 16th, 2020 3:11 pm

So sorry for your lost, sounds like a great man. Never met Bob but just came across a letter he wrote to the West Chester school newspaper (Quad Angles) in 1955 where he mentioned my father ; it gave me some insight in my father (Tony) who died 1989 ; learned somethings I never knew about him.


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