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Dec. 13, 1950 - Nov. 10, 2012
Norman Thomas Shopay, 61, of Benicia, CA., passed away suddenly on Saturday, Nov. 10. He was born in New Britain, CT, grew up in Bristol, CT and graduated from Bristol Eastern High School in 1968. He joined the
United States Marine Corps
and served during the
from 1968-1972. Following his discharge, he graduated from Southampton College of Long Island University with a B.S. degree in Marine Science and Geology. He later attended graduate school at Texas A&M studying Geology and Environmental Studies.
Norman worked for the State of California, Department of Toxic Substances Control as a hydrogeologist and grant writer for several years. In 1992, Norman and his wife Nancy formed their own environmental consulting firm, Envirometrix Corporation. In 2010, Norman became the General Manager for the McKinleyville Community Services District in Humboldt County.
Norman was President of the McKinleyville
; he was an avid fisherman and golfer, a good cook and a collector of fine wine. He was a certified boat captain and had a private pilot's license. Norman enjoyed travelling and spending time with good friends.
Norman is survived by Nancy, his wife of 40 years and his two dogs, Jake and Linzi.
A memorial mass and celebration of life will be held 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 19, at St. Dominic's Church, 475 East I St., Benicia, CA.
Donations can be sent to the
Published in The Reporter on Nov. 15, 2012
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"I am sorry to hear of Norm's passing. We worked with Envirometrix on many projects over the years. He..."
"Everyone at our organization--The Lew Edwards Group--sends our deepest condolences to Mrs. Nancy Shopay..."
- Catherine Lew
"Nancy, We are all so sorry for Normans early departure at such a young age. He was an amazing man with..."
"Mrs. Shopay and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. We send our..."
- Jim Lieberman
"Nancy, I am so so sorry for your loss. Your husband is someone that I will not forget even though I..."
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