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Norman Douglas Norville

d. October 18, 2018

Norman Douglas Norville was born to the late Wilbur and Eleanor Norville on December 23, 1957. He would grow up in various neighborhoods in West Philadelphia. Norman was educated in the Philadelphia school system and earned his Bachelors degree in business administration from Strayer University. He was called home on October 18, 2018. In August 1983 he met Rosalie Postley and the two would join in holy matrimony on June 30, 1984 and would welcome a son named Marcus David. Norman was baptized at Holy Trinity Baptist Church and would go on to become an active deacon at the church under the leadership of Reverend Cecil D. Gallup. Norman loved his family more than anything in the world. Norman was a devoted husband, father, and brother. Norman held several jobs that he really loved. He returned to his alma mater Lincoln Technical Institute to become and automotive teacher and then manager. He also loved writing and worked for Chilton Publishing and Motor Age Magazine. He also worked at Universal Technical Institute as an automotive instructor and then an Education manager. From there he was employed at Penske Truck Leasing and recently Cardone Industries.  Norman enjoyed teaching. He loved seeing his students learn and grasp concepts. Norman had a very strong work ethic and never did anything halfway. Everything he did was done to the best of his ability. He also enjoyed sports especially football. His favorite team was the Philadelphia Eagles. He could often be found screaming at the television when the game was on. His mother Eleanor and father Wilbur both preceded him in death as well as his sister Rosemary. A sister in law Inez Knox also preceded him in death. Norman leaves a legacy of precious memories to be cherished by his wife of 34 years Rosalie, his son Marcus, adopted daughter Denise Garrett (David) a sister JoEllen (Lawrence) and three nieces Caron Carbone (Robert), Jodi Koachaba (John), and Lori Morrow (Kevin) as well as a multitude of friends and family. The sun rose and set with Norman. Tomorrow the sun will still rise and set. Norman’s bright light shined on us in so many ways and will still be shining brightly. We are all comforted knowing that Norman lived an exemplary life worth a first class ticket to the everlasting. For this gift we say Amen and Halleluiah!  
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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Jacob F. Ruth Funeral Directors

8413 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118

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