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Gregory J. Norman

November 5, 1952 January 24, 2017
Gregory J. Norman
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Peoria- Gregory J. Norman, age 64, of Peoria, passed away at 5:52 AM on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at his residence.

Born November 05, 1952 in Peoria, he was a son to Raymond F. and Eudora Breese-Norman. He is survived by his wife Pamela (Darling) Norman of 15 years and his siblings. Ronald J Norman of Peoria, Ill., Nancy (Norman) Binetsch of Lexington, KY, Victoria (Norman) Boren of Iowa Park, TX, and Lissa (Norman) Diefendorf of Peoria, Ill.

Greg was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Eudora Norman.

Greg was a faithful servant of God and was terrifically positive. Even when he lost his leg six months ago he was looking forward to getting his prosthetic and walking again. He did not complain and he always said, “I will be fine, you take care of yourself.”

Greg loved movies, television, and being up on the current playbill. He always had something to say. Even as a child, his mother always said he made up grand stories about his adventures during the day or at school and could convince you that the last movie he saw was an Oscar contender. From Borne to be Wild by Steppin’ Wolf to Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, as well as, many other great tunes, Greg was truly a rock n’ roller at heart.

He was always known to buy great albums, including the ones he bought his sisters, like Jazz Man by Carol King, J Giles Band, and Dreamboat Annie. Cars, cars, cars, were always in his heart. Greg was very fond of the shows that tricked them out and made them go really fast! He also loved greeting cards and would spend a lot of time picking out the perfect ones to cheer you up on your birthday. Greg loved reading Science fiction books, Marvel comics and popular mechanics magazine.

A die-hard Bears fan no matter how horrible they played, he was looking forward to next season already, and hopes of a new and fantastic quarterback. Greg will be watching from heaven. He loved cats and dogs more than bacon, and he loved his grandkids (by marriage.)

His death was unexpected and could have been from many reasons, but he went peacefully in his sleep. Greg was truly loved and will be missed terribly.

Cremation rights have been accorded and a memorial service will take place at a later date.

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