Rusty Lee Norman, 60, of Dravosburg, passed away at home on Saturday, December 10, 2016. He was born July 19, 1956 in McKeesport to the late Clifford Norman and Nancy Bell Norman. Rusty is survived by his daughters; Ashlee Ane Norman of Dravosburg and Tehya Russann Norman of Bloomfield, sister Tamie (Clay) Young of Hopkin, S.C., nieces and nephews, and his dog Cubie Norman. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Clifford “Tick” Norman, and sister Ruthi Norman.
Rusty was a lifelong Dravosburg resident, served in the U.S. Navy and was a Merchant Marine and able body seaman in Port Fourchon, LA. He also worked on the barges in Staten Island, NY and Pittsburgh hauling natural resources. Rusty enjoyed pleasure boating on the river, was a member of Y.M.C.A in Homestead, PA, where he was an avid swimmer, and enjoyed time with his dog Cubie.
Family and friends will be received at I.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th Street, Dravosburg, PA 15034 from 9am-11 on Saturday to be followed by a service at 11. Inurnment, with full military honors will take place at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth Twp. immediately following. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be sent in his name directly to the funeral home to defray funeral costs. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com
Originally published December 11, 2016.