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
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