Notice from the Diving Accident Network
NAUI Sources magazine 2012
Subject: BW-Info: Congratulations to BW’s 15-Year and 25-Year Service Award Recipients for 2012
Please take a minute to thank and congratulate the following faculty and staff for the excellent service they have provided to the university and its students.
The Classes of ‘87 and ‘97 will be recognized at the Holiday Luncheon on December 18, 2012. The 39 individuals listed below have a combined total of 785 years of service to BW.
25 YEARS PART-TIME:
Elisa Cambria Foreign Language / Literature
Nicholas Molley Math and Computer Science
Roy Moore Athletics
John Norris HPE
Sheila Schnear HealthCenter
I only knew John a very short time and actually only met him twice. The first time was at Our World Underwater and the second was at the shop he loved so much. The first time I met him he was looking good, feeling great with nothing on his mind but moving his shop forward and improve the training he offered.
The next visit, John and his lovely wife were on the last day of the closing up sale. John and I had a very good conversation even though he was extremely tired from being sick and from his treatments. We talked about many things but the biggest thing was how he planned to set up shop after he got well on a smaller scale. All the time we talked, I just could not get off my mind that I was in the presence of a Pioneer and I was afraid that I would not get the chance to set with him again and talk diving.
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people always advise, “find something you love to do, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” SCUBA was the adventure you followed and you never tired of it. till your last day, you loved your work. even planning a new class and a dive trip to the philippines from your hospital bed! few people know that level of fulfillment in their life. i am happy to think you’re now diving with jacques costeau. love you daddy. happy fathers day.
John really made our Shipwreck Camp here at Case Western Reserve University special by providing Discover SCUBA to the 12-15 year olds in our camps. It was an adventure none of these kids will ever forget. John will be sorely missed by so many. It was good to hear that he did what he loved! My deepest condolences to the immediate family and to all of John’s extended dive family.
You will be dearly missed. One of the best of the best. There was never a doubt if you were trained by John Norris for scuba diving, you were a skilled diver. A kind hearted man. I am glad to have known him. May the lord above hold him in his arms always. May time and love heal the family hearts. His spirit is always with you. Sherrie McCants
I’ve had the great fortune to have met and talked with John on several occasions over the years - mostly about the technical aspects of diving equipment, a topic close to both our hearts. I’m sad to hear this news; my thoughts and prayers go out to friends and family. Rest in peace my friend.
~ Doug Krause
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