Daniel John Norris

April 25, 1952 - April 14, 2024

Visitation: Friday, April 19, 2024, 9-10:50 am; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Township

Service: Friday, April 19, 2024, 11 am; Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Township

Daniel John Norris, 71, passed away peacefully at home on April 14, 2024.

Dan was born on April 25, 1952, son of the late Edward and Alice Geary Norris in Pittsburgh, PA. After graduating from Allegheny High School in 1971, Dan joined Local 2 Insulators where he proceeded to work for the next 51 years.

In 1969, Dan met Diane and they wed in 1974 going on to have 3 children, Shon (Julie) Norris, Danielle (Daniel) Ward and Megan (Justin) Zacharias.

When not working, and into retirement, Dan spent his time hunting, fishing and woodworking to which he was an exceptional creator and handyman helping endless people make their home projects, furniture and décor dreams come true.

His greatest joy in the last two decades were his grandchildren; Cameron, Landon, Cole, Kendall, Ty, Owen, Keegan, Hunter and Jackson. All of whom lovingly knew him as Pap, Pap Pap and Pappers.

With Diane, his grandchildren and their families he found joy in simply being in their presence, watching all of their sporting events, fishing trips and vacations. On all family trips Dan would wake up with the sun to beat everyone to the beach to claim the best beach frontage and set up chairs and sun umbrellas for all 17 family members, taking the work off everyone else so the rest of the day was spent making memories. In recent years, Dan joined the Zelienople-Harmony Sportsman Club where he enjoyed fishing and time spent with friends. When not traveling, fishing or at sporting events he enjoyed being home with Diane and throwing the ball for his favorite furry companion, Moose.

Dan grew up in a large and loving family. He leaves behind brother and sisters; Margaret (Thomas) Williams, Jim (Eileen) Norris, Judy (Bernie) Rosenberger, Pamela Hulboy, Priscella Norris and sister in law, Janice Norris. Dan is preceded in death by Ed Norris, Robert (Virginia) Norris, Richard (Diana) Norris, Patricia (John) Serwatka, Alice (Bill) Pack, Joan (Mel) Hintelighter.

Family and friends are welcome on Friday, April 19,2024, from 9 am until 10:50 am at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Township, 2679 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township. A Funeral Service will at 11 am at the funeral home, officiated by Pastor Kari Smail.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Dan’s name to the Zelienople-Harmony Sportman Club, or a charity of one’s choice.

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  • Norman Smiley local #2

    Deepest sympathy to the whole Norris family.

  • Sandy Eaton

    I’ve tried several times to write something and nothing I come up with describes how heartbreaking the news of your passing was.
    I am forever grateful that our Dad made sure you and your family were involved in our lives from the time we were young. I still remember the days when you came over with your purple motorcycle and took us for rides around the neighborhood. I was at your wedding as well, at 7, and remember it vaguely. I’ve been remembering all the good times this week especially as I look around my house at all the items you and Dad made – Including helping put up the shed with Rick – (boy he hated that kit Rick bought).
    I will always have a special place in my heart for you Uncle Danny. Diane, Shon, Danielle and Megan – you are in our thoughts. Love you all very much.
    Sandy, Rick, Sarah and Ally

  • Dianne norris lopez

    My heart goes out to Diane.they were very close.my researcher in ancestry found the norris’very patriotic.i especially admired mrs.norris for doing a great job with her family.every one gad chores, grandfather Geary close or at 90 walked to town every day though very sight impaired,and while alive shared his home on veto street with the entire norris family I was happy when they got their first car and enjoyed life taking some vaca.
    I was always proud of Richard many didn’t know he couldn’t read or write but always had a great work ethic.after Richard died we found that he had several other children,a boy and at least 2 or 3 girls he fathered as a teenager who were adopted.
    We found the girls .if anyone has any info on the boy,Curtis like Barbara’s (gf) or her mothers name we would like to find him.his grandmother raised him.just email me diannelopez454@gmail.com

  • Joni Neely

    Rest Easy Uncle Danny.
    I have a lot of fond memories when we were younger most of them were around the time my Dad passed away, We had to stay at Grandma’s and Grandpa’s house When my dad passed because we lived in New Jersey and my mom brought my dad to Pittsburgh and had him buried at Northside Catholic. We all had to sleep in the house on Veto Street for about 6 months until my mom bought a house and we Finally moved out. All of us crammed into a 2 bed room house. We all slept in 1 room, you had the attic which was small and
    Grandma and grandpa had the other bed room and Omg! The bathroom was in the basement I hated going down there, at my age 12 (1970) it was the most scariest place in the world. I’m smiling writing this, so long ago.
    You have your wings now no more pain Fly high

  • Jimmy Norris

    Uncle Dan I already miss you deeply. I remember your wedding day to Aunt Diane. I was awesome for a 8 year old. My dad made sure you were in our lives through family visits, home improvements, cutting and splitting yearly fire wood, hunting in Canada, Marienville and the Watson farm. I always tell the story of you and I butchering the deer in your garage, as I had no formal training. I was great seeing you just three weeks ago. I will have all the memories forever.
    Jimmy, Liz, Andrew & Ryan Norris

  • Bernie Rosenberger Sr

    I remember when I was dating Judy, we’d play scat, it’s a card came, for 15 cents. You play 3 hands and the person who gets to 31 first when’s that hand and so on. At the end of the game, if I won the money I’d have to give it back to him, but if he won he keep the money. I would always remind him of that and say he owes me. 😂😂

  • Patti Ruth

    My condolences on the loss of your father. May you and your family find comfort in the memories you hold dear.

  • Bill Pack

    You would be hard pressed to meet a better man. Soft spoken and always with a handshake and friendly conversation. A true family man and a love for the outdoors. I send prayers from my family.

    Bill, Billy, Judi Jackie and Avery Pack

    Rest easy Uncle Dan

  • Christina Gajewski

    I will always have a piece of Uncle Danny with me. He made my fur babies a beautiful stand and feeding station. Now every time we use It, It holds a different place in my heart. Aunt Diane thank you so much for everything you and Uncle Danny did for me and while I was growing up. If I never said it before I love you both very much.

  • Priscilla l Norris

    Loved Dan very much! He was such a sweet boy. He was the baby of our family! I have many memories of him at home on Veto, at Geneva on the Lake! and many more. Miss you Dan!

  • Donna Warner

    So sorry for your loss of Dan. My love, thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
    Deepest Sympathy my friend,
    Donna Warner

  • Brian Belonzi

    While Dan and I haven’t had a relationship or have spoken in quite a few years, I have always respected his conviction and “family first” mentality. He always had your back(especially for family) and was always ready and willing to help. I choose to remember the relationship we DID have and the MANY things I learned from him; for the hunting and fishing trips, where at times we wouldn’t see one deer while freezing, to the days of being sea sick, while deep sea fishing. These were STILL some really great times that I’ll never forget. I am so very grateful for all that he has done for his grandsons, (my sons), Cole and Ty. He was a GREAT “Pap” to them and supported them tirelessly, in many ways. While they will miss him dearly, they now have priceless memories that they will cherish for life. This is how I will choose to remember him. Thank you Dan! Rest easy now, in peace!

  • Jorge and Marian Zubialde

    Dear Daniele and family,
    Please accept our deepest condolences. You and your family are in our thoughts
    We send you a huge hug,
    Jorge, Marian, Arrieta and Maitane.

  • Bernie Rosenberger Jr

    Uncle Danny was one of my favorite uncles, I have so many wonderful memories of him, including joining him on a date at the drive in movie with Aunt Diane before they were married, visits while growing up, later taking him fishing in Alaska, and showing him how to filet Alaskan Halibut with Uncle Jimmy, if you could call what we did to those fish filet’ing.
    I loved him dearly, I’m better for having spent such wonderful time with him and will go on to cherish those memories forever.


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