Gary H. Norton, 77, of Slippery Rock Twp. Ellwood City, formerly of Beaver Falls, died Thursday October 5, 2023 of lung cancer in the comfort of his home.
Born on August 26, 1946, in Beaver Falls, he was the son of the late William “Bud” Norton and Isabel (Loeffler) Powell.
Gary was a graduate of Beaver Falls High School, Class of 1964. He furthered his education at CCAC, where he received his associate degree. He worked as a Quality Control Inspector for Babcock & Wilcox Co. from 1964-1989, then Koppel Steel from 1990 to 1996 and was a member of the Big Beaver and Zelienople Sportsman’s Club. Gary was an avid hunter and fisherman and always looked forward to hunting with his daughter, Michelle, who was his best friend.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Carol E. (Burckart) Norton; his daughter, Michelle Christie; his sisters, Kathy Vega and Shirley (Ted) Johnson; close friends, Ron Duda, Brian Czerpak, and Roger Kennedy. “To my friends, thanks for always being there!” – Gary. as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Ronald Norton and Linda McDonald.
Friends will be received on Sunday, October 8th from 1-5PM in the GABAUER-LUTTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., Chippewa Twp., 117 Blackhawk Road, Beaver Falls.
A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday, October 9th at 11AM.
Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gary’s honor may be made to the Salvation Army Food Bank, 721 13th Street, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.
Salvation Army Food Bank
- Address: 721 13th Street, Beaver Falls PA 15010