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Norman Laverne Storr

August 4, 1936 ~ December 3, 2021 (age 85)

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Norman was brought into this world August 4, 1936 to Bertha Harkless in Peoria Illinois. He was adopted at 3 years old to Maude and Frank Storr. After they divorced Maude remarried and relocated to Alameda California when Norman was 5 years old. At 9 years old they moved to Normans beloved Pacheco California.  Norman loved Pacheco and all the open space, creeks and fields. He swam in the local canal and he became an excellent swimmer! Norman rode the wild horses in the area bare back. He has always been adventurous. There was not a rope swing he would not jump off, especially at Bullard’s Bar Reservoir. He attended Pacheco schools until High School where he graduated in 1956 from Pleasant Hill High School. 

After High School he married the girl next store in Pacheco, Dolores Little. They remained happily married for 65 (and 7 days) years. Dolores was the love of his life with his 3 children Tonya (Husband Bob Hennessey), Lori and Nick.  He had 4 grandchildren, Jessica Aviles, Danny Hennessey, Taylor Hennessey Ramirez and Nickolas Storr, he loved and was very proud of all of his grandchildren. He also had 3 great grandchildren, Cristiano Fuentes, Jovie Ramirez and Celestina Fuentes. Noman had a special gift of making everyone in his life feel like they were his “favorite”. 

Norman independently designed, drew the blue print plans and built a beautiful Cabin at Bullard’s Bar Reservoir with the help of friends and family. This was always his place of fun! We all have many memories of the cabin.

Norman retired from University of California Berkeley as a Project Manager in 1993. He was an admired worker and had many strong life long relationships with his co-workers. His work ethics and integrity were impeccable.

He was a true “people person” and he lite up a room upon entrance. He had a funny outgoing personality and loved to make people laugh. He was always available to help people and went out of his way to assist anyone. Norman never met a stranger.

Normans’ passion in life was to ride his Harley and his dirt bikes. He took many a fall and broke many bones, however it did not stop him pursing the next ride! He also was extremely diligent in staying in shape. His philosophy in life was “the fountain of youth is to take care of yourself”. He was at the gym often or at home doing sit ups and pushups. 

Norman will be missed by many, his love, generosity, laugh and personality will always be in our hearts.  We will miss Norm and we all have a new Angel in Heaven.

Norman passed on December 3. The family prefers in lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer's research (please use the link below the obituary). There will be a private interment with family only.

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