Norman J. Flori Sr.
4/11/1925 - 7/23/2014
Resident of Auburn, CA
Norman Joseph Flori, Sr. (Norm) passed away in the presence of his family on July 23, 2014. Norm was a first generation American, born to Italian immigrants in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on April 11, 1925. The youngest of 3 children, he grew up in California after his father Joseph, and mother Mary, relocated their family to Antioch.
Norm was a high school athlete, lettering in football while attending Mt. Diablo High School, in Concord. After high school, Norm proudly served his country as a Staff Sergeant during World War II
, where was highly decorated.
After his honorable discharge from military service, he returned to Concord and later married his wife, Jackie and raised 4 children. An entrepreneur, Norm owned several businesses including Moe and Norm's Playtime Club, The Pix Patio, The Patio Bar and Restaurant and Norm's Sierra Club. He was an avid sports fan and served as travelling security guard for the San Francisco 49ers for several years.
In 1974, Norm and Jackie moved to Auburn where they lived until his passing. As local resident, Norm was a local business owner and was very involved with his community. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Norm lived his life in a manner befitting the famous Frank Sinatra song, "I did it my way."
Norm is survived by his wife Jackie Flori, daughters Nancy Hanson, Lynn Langley, Nonette Ray and son Norman Flori, Jr., 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He was a man's man and will be greatly missed.
Per his wishes, a private Celebration of Life will be held.