George A. Norris, 82, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 6:00 am in Trail Creek Place, Michigan City, IN.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 12:00 pm, Monday, October 21, 2019 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Buffalo & 10th Streets, Michigan City, Indiana with Rev. Kevin Huber officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Monday, October 21, 2019 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, IN is handling arrangements.
He was born May 9, 1937 in Leonardtown, MD to the late Joseph Albert and Violet Helene (Hayden) Norris. On August 21, 1965 in Arlington, Virginia he married Claudia Mary (Kearns) Norris who preceded in 2009.
Surviving are two sons, Alexander Pope Norris of New York, NY, Andrew James (Diana) Norris of Bel Air, MD; granddaughter, Gina Marie Coursey of Catonsville, MD; great-grandson, Bastien Beers. He was preceded in death by father, Joseph Albert Norris; mother, Violet Helene Norris; wife, Claudia Mary Norris; two sisters, Virginia Lee Trammelle, Elizabeth Ann Sine.
George was a resident of Michigan City, Indiana from 2016-2019. Prior to that, he was a resident of Reston, Virgina; Arlington, Virgina; Columbia, Maryland, and New Carrolton, Maryland. He was a graduate of Saint Mary's Academy in Leonardtown, Maryland. After high school, he was a Xaverian Brother in Old Point Comfort, Virginia. After leaving the Xaverian brothers, he attended Towson State Teachers College in Towson, Maryland earning a Bachelor's in Education. Following that, he attended Cotholic University of America in Washington DC where he arned a Master's Degree in English Literature. George taught English in the Prince George's County public school system from 1965-1981. After his career as a teacher, he became a writer and editor for Life Association News (Later, Advisor Today) in Washington, DC.
After retiring in 2002, he enjoyed a great retirement life focused on genealogy in both Reston, VA and Michigan City, IN and was a high level amateur historian. He was an amateur pianist and was a member of St. Mary County Historical Society. George enjoyed listening to classical music, gardening and bird watching, writing in calligraphy, and watching old black and white movies.
Contributions may be made to St. Mary's County Historical Society, 41680 Tudor Pl, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650.
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