October 19, 1936 – September 1, 2019
Patrick “Irish” William Norris, age 82, of Ione, CA passed away September 1st, 2019, after a long battle with cancer. He was the son of William and Elizabeth Norris and was born on October 19, 1936, in Jersey, Channel Islands, Europe. He was the eldest of 8 children and came to the United States in 1956.
Patrick joined the Air Force in 1957. During this time, he met his wife of 55 years, Lorene Crider Norris of Jackson, California. They had 2 children. He served our country during the Korean and Vietnam wars and traveled the world immensely during his 20 years of military service. In 1978, he, Lorene and their 2 daughters settled down in Vacaville, California. He continued working in Civil Service and had careers at Mare Island Naval Shipyard and McClellan Air Force base. He graduated from Solano Community College with two college degrees, the first being an Associate of Science in Electronics and the second in Industrial Management. He retired from McClellan Air Force base and continued working in Real Estate Property Management. He truly retired in 1994 when he and Lorene moved to Ione, CA.
He is survived by his wife, Lorene; daughters, Cathy Norris McMahon (husband Ryan McMahon) and Trisha Norris Weinzheimer (husband Conrad Weinzheimer); grandchildren, Brandon McMahon and Emily Weinzheimer; brothers, Richard, Thomas and William; sisters, Beryl, Elizabeth, Catherine, and Ann and many nieces and nephews.
He enjoyed time with his family and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He had a passion for gardening and shared fresh fruit and vegetables with family and friends.
He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
The family wishes to acknowledge the compassionate care provided by Hospice of San Joaquin.
Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life from 12:00-3:00pm on Friday, September 6, 2019, at Ione Memorial Hall (VFW Hall), Ione, CA.