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Joseph J. Norris, 80, of Bel Air, MD passed away surrounded by his family July 20, 2018 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. He graduated Polytechnic high school in Baltimore and went into basic training at Ft. Jackson in South Carolina and was then stationed in Germany, a country for which he acquired quite an affinity. He earned an AA degree at Eastern College in 1966, beginning in there in Pre-Law he earned BS in Business at University of Baltimore in 1972. A nearly 30-year employee of Baltimore Gas & Electric Company, after retiring to care for his ailing wife, he held posts as President of the Retirees Committee and also treasurer and later President of the Retiree Golf Association. He enjoyed tennis, and golfing, debating politics, watching Jeopardy and recently finding out how deep his family roots were in this country he joined as a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. Preceded in death by his wife Theresa Norris, Joseph is survived by his three daughters, Melissa Norris of Perry Hall, Rebecca Day and her husband James of Perry Hall, Alison Beynon and her husband Dwayne Beynon of Port Deposit, also stepdaughter Brigitte Cooper and her husband Doug of Frederick, MD. He is proud grandfather to Emma Beynon and Evan Beynon also Abigail Cooper and Owen Cooper. A truly unselfish and humble man to the end, Joseph donated his body to the MD State Anatomy board so that there may be future good done in the study of the human body/condition. He wished that there be a memorial mass in his honor and a memorial of his life to be attended by his friends and family, which will be held 10:00 am, October 20, 2018, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Hickory. In lieu of flowers he requested that donations be made to your preferred charity.
Published in Baltimore Sun on Aug. 12, 2018
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