Harold Norris Jr.
Harold (Frosty) Norris, Junior
Passed away Thursday June 19, 2008 at Kadlec Hospital in Richland, WA
Born September 9, 1933 - Illinois
Arrived in Richland, WA with parents in 1942 as part of the Hanford Nuclear Building Group
Married to wife, Gertrude (Stas) Norris, 1953
Frosty and Gertrude celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on February 7, 2008
Frosty was an accomplished Professional Major League Baseball Player:
1. Obtained first professional player contract at the age of 17, graduating early from High School to accept this coveted contract.
2. 11-year major league professional career span.
3. A few of the Major League teams played for were the Los Angeles Angels and Washington Senators.
4. Played for multiple minor league teams, including the 'Tri-City Braves.'
5. Invited and played in the coveted US Army Special Services 4th All Army Baseball Tournament at Fort Sill, OK, as a star pitcher.
Graduated from Richland High School, Richland, WA
Frosty was a constant self-educator and positive thinker throughout his career and spent his off baseball season time completing his academic education at Central Washington Teachers College in Ellensburg, WA, his to many to list accomplishments solidify his commitment to being the best he could be, leaving an uncompromising commitment of achievement, and to leave the highest positive mark on his community and family, and always putting forth an Indominable spirit of can do.
Frosty was an accomplished Business Entrepreneur:
1. A Founder and major financier of 'Chem Nuclear Waste Management,' first nuclear waste material dump site in the Northwest, latter sold to Waste Management World Services.
2. A Founder and major financier of 'Great Columbia Life Insurance Company,' started from nothing and turning into a multimillion-dollar success, latter sold to Sun Life of Canada.
3. Developed and Built hundreds of Residential and Commercial Communities in multiple states and cities thoughout the U.S.
4. Developer and Owner of 'McDougal's and My Place' Food and Beverage Bistro in Richland, WA.
5. Assisted and mentored many up and coming individuals in getting their starts in becoming successful contributors to their communities that have went on to become successful business owners and entrepreneurs that are now paying forward the gifts given to them freely by Frosty.
Frosty the Individual:
1. Frosty was an active contributor in the Tri-Cities, having been a member of various local service clubs and organizations, as well as in his second home area of Sun City, Arizona.
2. Frosty was above all else a true giver of his time, knowledge and experience without ever considering the value of his gifts he was freely giving without any thought of repayment
3. Frosty exhibited multiple gifts most would hope to have but one; he was always concerned of the other person whether a family member, business partner, or someone he had just met.
4. Frosty had a special way of making you feel upon first meeting him that he was your best friend and he would always have your best interests in the forefront of any meeting.
5. Frosty was a talented person in reaching into your soul and bringing out the best in you, which most never thought they possessed or was possible, and always giving you the ultimate gift of believing in yourself to accomplish everything you set a goal to achieve.
Preceded in passing by Frosty's parents Harold (Frosty) Norris, Senior and Bernice Norris, and his grandsons RJ Depalo and T.J. Norris
Frosty's family surviving his passing are Gertrude (Stas) Norris his wife, H J and Patty, and Tim and Marcia Norris his sons and their spouses, Grandsons Jonathan and Joshua Norris and Ryan Depalo, and granddaughters Erika and Rylie Norris.
A celebration of Frosty's life for his friends and family will include a gravesite service to be held Wednesday June 25, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Einan's Memorial Gardens located at 915 the By-Pass highway in Richland, WA
A viewing for Frosty's closest of friends and family will be held at Einan's Memorial Chapel Tuesday June 24, 2008 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Frosty's family invites his friends and extended family to his home after the gravesite service for lunch and reflection on his colorful and incredible life. Maps to Frosty's home will be supplied after the Celebration of His Life Service.
In Lieu of flowers please make donations to Gage Blvd. Richland, Washington, Washington Mutal Branch in Harold (Frosty's) Norris' name. Money raised will go for a computer for Cancer Centers of America.
Express your thoughts, memories and stories of being part of Frosty's incredible life at his online guestbook at www. einansfuneralhome.com.