The Obit For Norm Ornellas

Norman J. Ornellas
June 24, 1935 — July 20, 2009

The Union Democrat, July 21, 2009

Norman J. Ornellas died July 20 at his Arnold home. He was 74.

Born in Oakland, Mr. Ornellas lived in Arnold for 13 years.

He owned a State Farm Insurance office for 30 years and was a professional baseball pitcher in the minor leagues of the Cardinals and Yankees in the 1950s.

Mr. Ornellas is survived by his wife, Marilyn Ornellas, of Arnold; sons, Rory Ornellas, of Valley Springs, and Chris Ornellas, of Sausalito; a daughter, Lesa Osterholm, of Grass Valley; a brother, Larry Ornellas, of Sonora; and four grandchildren, Linsey and Whitney Ornellas, of Valley Springs, and Alex and Marcos Ornellas of Sausalito.

Memorial donations may be made to the WATCH Resources (for developmentally disabled adults), P.O. Box 7, Standard, CA or Humane Society of Calaveras County, P.O. Box 2065, San Andreas, CA 95249.

His wife said a “Celebration of Norm” will be held at noon Aug. 1 at Snowflake Lodge, Blue Lake Springs, in Arnold Angels Memorial Chapel handled arrangements.