Richard E. Norris
1942 - 2021
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Richard E. Norris

York - Richard Elwood Norris (Shorty), 78, of York, PA passed away peacefully in his home on Jan. 12, 2021. Born Nov. 19, 1942 in Somerset, PA, a son to Elwood and Hilda (Ringler) Norris. Preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Ronald and Stanley; Survived by his beloved wife of 53 years Cheryl (Emerick), daughter Christie Holmes (son in law Bill) of York, PA and son Jason Norris (daughter in law Heather Iverson) of Dover, FL, grandchildren (Chelsey, Brandon, Justin, Matthew, Davis & Ryan), and siblings Gary Norris (wife Karen Deist) of Friedens, PA, Kenneth Norris (wife Charlene Hoppert) of Fairhope, PA, Sandra Stiffey (husband Phillip Stiffey) of New Port Richey, FL, Donna Sands (husband Jeffery Sands) of Johnstown, PA, Brenda Bradshaw of Myersdale, PA, and sister in law Rebecca Norris of Sipesville, PA, also known as Uncle Shorty he was loved and admired by numerous nieces and nephews. As a son and brother-in-law he was very close and supportive of his wife's family whom he dearly loved.

After graduating from Berlin Brothersvalley High School in 1960 he proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1961-1967 at which time he married his beloved wife (Cheryl Emerick) on Jun. 3, 1967 and raised their two children in Sykesville, MD. Richard had an unprecedented entrepreneurial spirit in his lifetime, after starting his career with Xerox he went on to own several successful businesses including Pilot Air Freight, Consolidated Stationers, and New Century Assoc. through which he impacted the lives of a countless number of employees, customers, associates, and often was selflessly a consultee to other entrepreneurs alike. Richard always found time to devote to his community through the Winfield Little League Baseball program, volunteered time teaching accounting and money management at Liberty High School, and was an active member with the Jaycees. Retired, he enjoyed fly fishing, hunting, bird watching, golf, football, reading, politics, and mentoring youth through BSA as an Asst. Scoutmaster. His happiness was always evident in helping others, seeing others succeed, and the time he so valued with his family.

There will be a celebration of his wonderful and impactful life to be announced at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Troop 54 Scouts for Vets C/O Richard E Norris Memorial Fund 513 Wynwood Rd. York, PA 17402

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Published in York Daily Record from Jan. 13 to Jan. 15, 2021.
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January 17, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of Shorty’s passing. Shorty and Cheryl were our neighbors in Sykesville and my girls fondly remember the piles of candy they dished out at Halloween. I remember what good people they both were, and I hope those memories help Cheryl and the family get through the tough days ahead. My prayers to the whole family.
Catharine Beall-Dennell
January 16, 2021
We were friends in the army which led to a friendship my whole life. Saw he and Cheryl numerous times. I have only had a few really good friends and he was one of them. I will very much miss him.
Bob and Pat Webster
January 14, 2021
How the years flew by as we all lost track in our teens. I had no idea you were married just two days before i. I will think of you often and the fun we all had as children and regret the years we lost. May Richard's family always smile in the comfort of remembering the great man they have been blessed to know.
Darlene (Linger) Baer
January 14, 2021
Shorty was a remarkable and kind man. I have fond memories of riding and talking with him while he was training his German Shorthair Squire. He will be greatly missed!
Jim Ridgely
January 14, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Georgianna Fox
January 14, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
Lesa and Chris Kloski

Lesa Kloski
January 14, 2021
Rest In Peace, Richard. Prayers and love to your entire family. God Bless and may he lay his hand on your broken hearts and help ease your pain and tremendous loss.
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