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September 30, 2013
I know this is two years late, but I have lived in Florida since leaving Pennsville and joining the Air Force. I recently acquired a couple of football trading cards of the "Wildman" including the one in this obit. I googled his name and learned of his passing. He was my Driver Ed and Gym teacher at PMHS. He was always a great guy and will be missed throughout the community. I just recently came across a great article written in Sports illustrated a few years ago concerning his infamous 17 sack game against the Giants. When the reporter asked "how do you know you had 17 sacks?" Norms answer was : back in thouse days we were paid $10 a sack. The films would be reviewed on Monday and the paycheck tuesday. I received and extra $170.00 in my pay check." He optimized a player playing for the love of the game, not for the money. My condolences to the entire Willey, Lange, Gorman families.
October 08, 2011
I met Norm at New Castle DE McDonalds. We would sit around with a bunch of guys and talk about anything and everything. I will remember Norm for his many jokes and the friendship we developed.
September 02, 2011
Norman lives in my heart forever. He was a special guy. Jimmy, Sweetie, and I miss him very much, and always will.
September 01, 2011
Ms. Lange and the Willey family.
Just learned today of the passing of Mr. Norm Willey...very sad. He was my drivers ed teacher at PMHS and on the first day of class as he read through the students names he came across mine and said "Humanick what are you doing in this class...I already know you can drive because I see you drive past my house every time after you wash your fathers car". I believe I was about 14 years old when I started doing that. We lived on the other side of the pond on Woodside Drive and it was about a year before my father found out I was traveling that far away from our house after washing his car. I told my late father that I really wanted to make sure I got the car nice and dry! I was also a big fan of Mr. Willey in part because of his pro football playing days but also because he was just a great person to talk to. He reminded me of my father and would also stress the importance of patience and the value of the little things in life including the value of a penny. I remember Mr. Willey telling me that it drove him crazy to see kids (back in the early mid 80's when I was in high school) throw pennies away/on the ground. I knew what he was talking about because my parents were from the same generation were a penny really did in fact mean something during the time when they were kids themselves. I missed watching Mr. Willey every Sunday at the Vet grab onto the visiting players jerseys as they were introduced onto the playing field. Norm would man handle any and every player who tried to leave that tunnel early and did so with ease even at his age. Scott I am sorry for your loss and also remember you being a ball boy and one of the kids who would yank up the line in order to get the net up behind the goal posts after every touchdown or field goal attempt at the old Vet. I still maintain the Eagles season tickets my father started back in the mid 70's but its not the same anymore for many reasons. Again I am sorry for your loss and God Bless.
August 28, 2011
Ms. Lange and the Willey Family, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I, like many others, learned to drive with Mr. Willey at PMHS, and remember those times fondly. Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss.
August 26, 2011
What a guy! After teaching me health and drivers ed in his orange Beetle, and hearing lots of great stories, I travelled to Marshall Univ. in 1969. I had my first class with one of his nephews. I also knew his brother Harold. There was a larger than life picture of him in the univ. gym and it seemed it should have been in PMHS somehow. The laughs and lessons that were part of the man will never be forgotten. Condolences to the family.
Jack Hoffman
Pennsville, NJ
August 24, 2011
I owe my driving skills to Mr. Willey. He was a very patient man who made sure I never missed a dental appointment.They would drop me off, drive around, and come back for me. He taught me to be patient also and I loved his show. PMHS has lost a legend. RIP Wildman.
August 24, 2011
The Patricia Snyder Family, from Pennsville, NJ, send our sincere condolences to Normans family. More than 30 years of absence from sight, not from mind. May God Bless all of u, and know you are in our thoughts and prayers....Patricia, Leanne and Valerie (Snyder)
August 23, 2011
Condolences to Ms Lange and Norm's family. The first memory of Mr. Willey that comes to mind is Driver Ed. You know you did well if you made it through your turn behind the wheel and Mr. Willey did not spill one drop of coffee from his cup! Fond memories of a fun teacher, a fine man.
August 23, 2011
Kyle I am truly sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Michele Lewis

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