Dorothy Z. Norton

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Dorothy Z. Norton, age 87, of Erie, passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Sarah Reed Retirement Center. She was born in Adamstown, Pa., on July 20, 1926, a daughter of the late Harry and Henrietta (Siemens) Ziemer.

Dorothy was a Home Economics teacher, in the Wattsburg School District, for over 20 years, until her retirement. She loved spending time with her family, painting, traveling, gardening, and fishing.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Henry P. Norton, in 2005, and by two sisters, Marion Lawrence and Catherine Morrow.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Banducci, husband Charles, a son Henry Norton, wife Lisa, both of Erie; grandchildren, Andrew Banducci, wife Danielle, of Arlington, Va., and Sarah Banducci of Erie; and a sister, Janet Swartzel, husband Bill, of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of a memorial service at 12 noon, at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th St., at Greengarden Boulevard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Regional Cancer Center, 2500 West 12th St., Erie, PA 16505. Condolences and photos may be sent at

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Published in the Erie Times-News on June 12, 2014
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