Norman Eugene Arnott, 86, of Monaca, Pa. passed away on February 19, 2013, at home after battling a long illness. He was born December 18, 1926, in Racine, Ohio, son of the late Frank and Nola (Massey) Arnott. He was married for 49 years to Oma (McDade) Arnott, who preceded him in death on June 9, 1994. He was also preceded by two brothers, Charles and Paul Arnott.
Norman played high school basketball and baseball for the Racine Tornadoes. He enlisted in the Navy on May 15, 1944, and proudly served his country four years as a Seaman 2nd Class. He was a loyal fan of Ohio State football and the late Woody Hayes and a big fan the Cincinnati Reds.
He retired from St. Joe Lead Company after 34 years of service as a foreman. He was known by his friends as “Stormin Norman”, and he enjoyed spending time with his friends at Chick’s (Dutch’s) Bar and Grill of Monaca, where he made and shared a lot of great memories.
Stormin Norman leaves behind four children and their spouses: Candice Jean (Arnott) Meyers and her husband Ed of Brighton Township; Grand Edward Arnott and his wife Elizabeth of Monaca; Ray Van Arnott and his wife Terri, Industry; Daron Todd Arnott and his wife Julie of Johnstown, PA; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; his sister, Pauline McClintock, Yuma, Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.
His family will honor Norman’s wishes by having a private family gathering at the Saul-Gabauer Funeral Home, Inc., at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Inc. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions directed to one’s favorite charity.