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Stephen Frederick Norman


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Stephen Frederick Norman Obituary
Stephen Frederick Norman

October 25, 1941 - January 5, 2018

Steve, of Edmonds, passed away peacefully from complications of Alzheimer's Disease, surrounded by his loved ones. He will be remembered by his family and his many friends as a man of great humor, kindness, character, fairness and generosity.

Steve was born in Seattle to Carl and Betty Norman, at the exact moment that the Huskies scored a touchdown. He attended elementary and middle schools in Seattle, and graduated from Garfield High School in 1959.

After high school, Steve joined the Navy, becoming a member of VS891. He later attended the University of Washington, Olympic College, and Seattle University, graduating Cum Laude from Seattle University with a degree in Marketing in 1968.

Steve enjoyed many years of rewarding employment, first with IBM and later with Foster & Marshall, and Seattle Northwest Securities Corporation. Upon retiring from investment banking, he became the owner of BMW Seattle until he sold the business in 2001.

He was a member of various local, national and international car clubs, as well as a life member of Queen City Yacht Club. He enjoyed many years of boating on the Lucky Swede IV.

He served on numerous boards and had a number of leadership roles during his life, including Stevens Memorial Hospital Foundation, Seattle University Alumni Association, Seattle University President's Club, Seattle University Board of Regents, Pacific Northwest Waterways Association, University Prep Academy, and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Guild of Greater Seattle. He was a mentor to many throughout his life.

Steve might be best known for his love of fine cars. By our count, he owned over 40 cars and motorcycles in his lifetime, of many different marques. He frequently participated in car shows through the years, often winning top awards.

Steve spent the first 50 years of his life working hard, and the remaining 26 playing hard. He and his wife Annie traveled extensively in Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and North America. They enjoyed participating in car rallies throughout the US, Canada, and Europe, and drove the ALCAN Highway to Inuvik in the Northwest Territories several times.

He is survived by Annie, his wife of 53 years; son Joel (Katina); daughter Jill (Jason); his five wonderful grandsons, Benjamin, Stephen, Finley, Evan and Connor; and his sisters Sallie and Barb. He will also be greatly missed by numerous nieces and nephews, and many dear friends. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Steve to Providence Hospice and Home Care of Everett, The , or the .

A Celebration of Steve's life will be scheduled at a later date.
Published in The Seattle Times on Jan. 14, 2018
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