He was predeceased by his wife, Joanne. Survived by his wife, Christine; children: David (Laurie), Jeffrey (Stephanie), Laurie (James) Helfer and Julie (Miles) Caton; grandchildren: David (Chelsea), Eric, Daniel (DeeDee), Jackson, and Steven Booth, Charles and Dylan Yaeger, Travis and Kendall Caton; greatgrandchildren: Shayla, Jordyn, Kailyn, Natalie and Addison; stepchildren: Melissa and James (Laura) Nicholson; sister, Carolyn (David) Hodan; brother, James (Kay); and many nieces and nephews.
Born in Warsaw, N.Y., next to the banks of the Oatka Creek, Norm was raised in Jamestown, N.Y. He served in the U.S. Air Force playing trumpet in the Storm Kings Band. He moved to Rochester, N.Y., to raise a family and pursue a degree and career in accounting. He retired from Sentry Safes as treasurer and vice president of finance.
An avid fly fisherman, tennis player and golfer, Norm was first and foremost a musician. In retirement, he played upright bass with local big bands and spent more than 15 years with the Penfield Rotary Band. He served on the board of the Rochester Musicians Union.
Friends may call Monday from 4-8 p.m., at the funeral chapel (2305 Monroe Ave., Rochester, N.Y.). A Funeral service will be held Tuesday, 11 a.m., at All Seasons Chapel, White Haven Memorial Park, 210 Marsh Road, Pittsford, N.Y. Private interment.
Those wishing may contribute to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Jamestown High School Class of 1950 Scholarship Fund, 418 Spring St., Jamestown, NY 14701, or at crcfonline.org. To share a memory of Norm or send a condolence to the family visit www.anthonychapels.com.
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