Ronald Norris, 65, of Erie, died suddenly Wednesday February 13, 2013 at his residence. A lifelong resident of Erie he was born November 29, 1947 a son of the late Roy and Dolores Fischer Norris. Ronald was a 1964 graduate of Academy High School and went on to serve in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. Ron worked with the Belle Valley Fire Department for 40 years and also worked with the Erie Beer Co. and The Train Shop in Wesleyville. He enjoyed Lionel Trains and building model cars and fire trucks. Survivors include one sister, Lillian Hirz of Erie; one nephew, Johnathon Hirz of Lyndora, Pa.; and one aunt, Eileen Farnham of Erie. Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Road, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will take place Wednesday evening at 8:15 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private in Lakeside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the family in care of the funeral home or the Belle Valley Fire Department, 1514 Norcross Road, Erie, 16510. Please visit www.SchmidtFuneralHomeErie.com to sign the Book of Memories.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 19, 2013