Let the memory of Paul be with us forever
  • 58 years old
  • Born on April 7, 1954 .
  • Passed away on August 20, 2012 .

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Paul Norris, 58, born on April 7, 1954 and passed away on August 20, 2012. We will remember him forever.

A memorial for Paul will be held on Sunday, September 9 from 11am to 2pm at Porter Valley Country Club in Porter Ranch. The address is:

19216 Singing Hills Drive
Northridge, CA 91326

For more information on the venue, click here.

If you would like to honor Paul's memory, then please, don't purchase flowers. Instead, it was his dying wish to raise money to fight cancer, the terrible disease that took his life. To make a donation to Stand Up To Cancer, a groundbreaking initiative created to accelerate innovative cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now, click here.

Thank you.

Posted by Marlene Norris on 27th August 2017
Thank you Hillary, Kenny and Linda for visiting again. It means so much to us that family and friends still stop by to remember our precious Paul ❤️
Posted by Linda Bishop on 21st August 2017
Thinking of you and your family today, Marlene, with much love! Paul's light and love still shines through all of you. XOXOXO
Posted by Marlene Norris on 20th August 2017
Missing you today, remembering you everyday ❤️ Went to the ocean and we had a good talk. I felt your presence in the waves and sand and all the living creatures that surrounded me. The spirit never dies just takes on another form. Wishing you were here to share the fun our granddaughters bring and enjoy your sweet giggle once more!
Posted by Kenny Parzych on 20th August 2017
Its always a good thing to reflect on people who are genuinely good at heart, and Paul was just that. Thinking of you on this day and how your fun attitude always had the time on a basketball court be better. . .
Posted by Hilary Hall on 20th August 2017
I cannot believe it has been 5 years since you left us. I still see your smiling face like it was yesterday. I will never forget your support during my cancer, I only wish we had beat it together. You are missed so much and never forgotten. Your friend always, Hilary
Posted by Chris Winslow on 15th May 2017
I remember how excited I was to be able to work at Paulies with Nick, and taste testing those mozzarella sticks Marlene made before the grand opening. Paul gave a young man the opportunity to show commitment and learn some of life's lessons at an early age. I remember how excited I was to get a workers permit that year so I could work with Nick. Thank you to the Norris family for being involved in the community and so many of your sons sports interests. You have impacted more lives than you know. Paul will be missed.
Posted by Marlene Norris on 7th April 2017
April 7, 2017: Remembering my forever partner! Each day we add more to the book you started and the pages are filled with adventure and love.
Posted by Marlene Norris on 21st August 2016
Today I'm thinking of you Paul. Remembering the gentle way you touched my hand, the giggle that always made me smile, and the easy way you walked through life. Thanks to all the friends and family who still stop by and post from time to time. Our family appreciates your love and kindness; we are grateful to know that you continue think of our beloved Paul.
Posted by Lindsay Eifert on 20th August 2016
Paul is forever in our hearts!
Posted by Christina Schoenbaum on 11th April 2016
Dear Maureen & sons ( and family)I know Paul is always in your heart and hoping you had a wonderful Birthday celebration in his honor. We were so fortunate to have Paul in Todd's life early on as a soccer coach and then I was fortunate enough to see him throughout the years as a teacher. Always a great warm smile, enthusiasm and a love of life. A wonderful addition to everyone's day!!
Posted by Judy Knorzer on 7th April 2016
Happy Birthday to you Paul. Miss you so much. I think about you all the time and wish you were here. Love you to the moon and back... Judy.
Posted by Linda Bishop on 21st August 2015
One of the good guys gone but never forgotten! Sending love and good thoughts to his dear family! XOXOXO
Posted by Kenny Parzych on 20th August 2015
Always a good thought comes around when I think of Paul. Just shows the essence of a genuinely good person never leaves. . .thinking of you, my friend. . .
Posted by Marlene Norris on 17th June 2015
Just missing you tonight for no particular reason. Remembering your smile and wishing you were here to share it with Sadie and Kenzie.
Posted by Linda Bishop on 21st August 2014
Remembering Paul today and thinking of the circle of life. Sending love and heartfelt thoughts to his amazing family--his gorgeous wife, 3 handsome sons and now 2 precious granddaughters. He lives on in them.
Posted by Judy Knorzer on 20th August 2014
Two years ago my big brother Paul had to leave his loved ones. I think of him often . What a great , kind, and gentle man. I love you deeply Paul. Your sister Ju
Posted by Judy Knorzer on 23rd August 2013
I think of my big brother often. His smile and nature were so pleasant. Never heard a bad word from his lips. I wish he was still here. I'll treasure the memories and photos forever. He didn't show any pain when we visited; he did that for me. What an honor to have loved and be loved by him...
Posted by John Altamura on 21st August 2013
Thinking back of all the times I spent with Paul when he was a young man always brings a smile to my face. His joy for life, Character and Integrity lives on thru his family. His was more than my student, player or employee, he was my friend.
Posted by Neil Polaske on 21st August 2013
I still think of Paul often and the adventures we shared. Though Paul is no longer here his spirit lives on in all of us who had the gift of his friendship. Virginia and I will always cherish the bond that has been built between our two families.
Posted by Marlene Norris on 20th August 2013
Remembering our beloved Paul today as one year has passed since he left us. He is always in our hearts.
Posted by Vickie LeVeque on 21st November 2012
I'd like to offer my condolences to the Norris family and all the people he touched in his too short existence here with us.
Posted by Charlene Andersson on 27th September 2012
Paul had a profound impact on everyone who was fortunate enough to know him. When we met Paul ( he and Bruce both were Indian Guides for Tanner and Erik) it was his positive spirit; and enthusiasm for life; and laughter that caught our attention. Paul and I reconnected through the district. Paul was inspiring to be around. I will miss Paul dearly. My prayers to the Norris family.
Posted by Marlene Steinberg on 26th September 2012
Thought I'd look up some neighborhood friends from 40 years ago. I am so saddened to hear of Paul's passing. My heart goes out to the entire Norris family,
Posted by Daniel Carter on 10th September 2012
The trust and responsibility that Paul placed in me as a very young man is a testimony of his character, and a trait I strive for. As I look back on the major influences of my life, Paul Norris was one them. I never told him, but I would like you boys to know how much I admired your father. Plus, I always LOVED their wedding photo.. Moviestar-ish
Posted by Judy Johnson on 5th September 2012
No words can describe the sadness of losing a loved one. But the memories we have help keep our loved ones alive in our hearts forever. I am so sorry that Paul's life was not much longer. With the wonderful wife and sons he had I feel he had a richness in life that many people never experience. My deepest sympathy and love to you all. May you have peace. Cousin Judy
Posted by Brian Skinner on 5th September 2012
My memories of Paul go all the way back to the first things I remember. Our family lived across the street from the Norris family until I was 3 or 4 and I loved playing with Paul and the boys on the culdesac and indian guides. Years later I remember the excitement of going over to Pauli's restaurant after the occasional Hart baseball game. We were so excited to actually know Pauli himself!
Posted by Donna Lloyd-Lovretovich on 2nd September 2012
this family was united and was loved by all. Boys I am sorry for the loss of your dad, and Marlene, bless your heart....I know you will all see him again someday, we all will...one of the kids was talking to me last night when they found out...Paul seemed to know just how to leave an impression on someone even if he only talked to them for a moment....Rest Easy Paul. SCV will miss you!
Posted by Donna Lloyd-Lovretovich on 2nd September 2012
so ago....he was coming out of the elevator having just left the cancer center I was going to do....he was facing it with that same smile he always wore....he said he was doing ok...and somehow I knew he if anyone could make ok out of anything...so many kids' lives have been touched by him, I am am so thankful he and the family were in ours...22 years flew by....but something never changed
Posted by Donna Lloyd-Lovretovich on 2nd September 2012
then at Pico Canyon seeing him in the parking lot as he was going in to sub...I left with a huge smile on my face knowing some kids were in for a treat, an experience they will always remember...Paul subbing in the classroom...I remember Marlene going back to school...getting her degree, we all admired how much he supported her....and then running into him in a medical building a year or
Posted by Donna Lloyd-Lovretovich on 2nd September 2012
kind Paul and Marlene were to contribute to a teacher's luncheon donating items from their Italian Restaurant....adding just the decor and the food to make the event a success...I went and asked for help and they said of course......and at indoor soccer..sitting there a few years ago...I thought hmmm those two...look familiar and sure enough it was them watching Tanner play with our JR...
Posted by Donna Lloyd-Lovretovich on 2nd September 2012
Our family had the privilege of meeting Paul, Marlene and their boys when we moved to Valencia ... their Nick and our JR were in the 6th grade....such a sweet family....from the AYSO Fields to Hart Baseball, to Valencia High Boosters, to watching our boys play indoor soccer as grownups---it was always the same....they were there coaching, watching, encouraging all the kids.....I remember
Posted by Jim Hamblin on 2nd September 2012
Dear Cousin Marlene and Family, Words cannot describe how saddened I was to hear of Paul's passing. Much to young. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. Love to you all. Cousin Jim.
Posted by Victor Dunomes on 2nd September 2012
Paul Norris .... A hug and a smile ... Rest in Peace my friend!
Posted by Richard Hiskey on 2nd September 2012
I'll remember Paul as a fierce competitor, even in "friendly" basketball games @ the court near his parent's house off Colonial & especially during semi-regular poker games organized by Ted! As noted already by Neil & John, although he was never the biggest/fastest guy on a team, he was usually the "best player" due to his tenacity, competitiveness & sports IQ. GOD BLESS THE NORRIS FAMILY.
Posted by Julie Barrett on 2nd September 2012
Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depth of some divine despair Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy Autumn-fields, And thinking of the days that are no more." Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Posted by Linda Malbon on 30th August 2012
Paul was an incredible man..he had such a gift with children, teens, and adults i was one of the priveleged ones who had the honor of seeing him at Pico subbing. Paul also subbed for me many many times over the years and the many grade levels i taught. Whether 6th or 2nd he was fabulous! My students loved him. To his family, my prayers are with you. He will be greatly missed by many.
Posted by Sharon Knight on 30th August 2012
Paul attended my wedding in Aug. 2001 to the Mayor in Nenana, Alaska. That was very special. Marlene might have had something to do with that. My love to al the family .
Posted by Jennifer Isbell on 29th August 2012
Last year Paul and I officiated our first game of the season together...crazy how much can change in less than a year. He has been a constant friend and an on court companion that always had my back and lifted my spirits. My heart is warmed knowing that my little brother in heaven now has a new "favorite referee". LOVE YOU PAUL!
Posted by Adam Levine on 29th August 2012
I would always be so happy when Paul could ref with me or work the game I was coaching. I'd go out of my way when running tournaments to try to get Paul. No matter what the situation was, he would joke, smile, and ref a great game. I learned alot from him when I started to ref. You could tell he was happy to be out there and he made everyone around him happier as well. I will miss him.
Posted by John Altamura on 29th August 2012
a MAN. Although we did not see each other for quite some time, when Ted told me Paul was sick, it broke my heart. We last visited about 3 weeks ago and it seemed like it was 1967, we laughed, told old stories and reminisced about fun old days. My heart goes out to Marlene, their children, Ted and Judy and all of their extended families. God Bless you Paul, I know you are in Heaven with Him
Posted by John Altamura on 29th August 2012
Paul was pissed that he scored those 8 points. Paul was a real leader both on and off the court. He was always a pleasure to be around. You always knew where you stood with Paul. He earned the respect and love from all of his peers, teachers, coaches, employers and friends.I once told Paul's dad Phil that when I have a son, I want him to be like Paul. In one word Paul was a MENSCH. He was
Posted by John Altamura on 29th August 2012
as a player, Paul was one tough son of a gun. his lack of height was never an issue, it only made him more determined. i remember a game against Hawthorne and their star 6ft 4in Mike Scott (who later became an all star baseball player for the Astros). I decided to have Paul guard Scott. Although we lost the game Scott scored only 8 points and afterwards
Posted by John Altamura on 29th August 2012
Paul always had a special place in my heart. I first met him as his 9th grade PE teacher, he later became the captain of my Culver City varsity basketball team and one of the main driving forces of the success of Zeppys Pizzerias in the 1970's. Paul was everything that you wanted in a young man, dedicated, hard working, loyal, smart, driven to be the best and just an all around GREAT GUY.
Posted by Christina Schoenbaum on 28th August 2012
We were so fortunate to have Paul's introduction into our life, as one of our children's soccer coaches. Over the years our paths crossed many times and I always loved hearing about his boys and Marlene. I saw him often when he subbed and always that wonderful smile and warm eyes would say hello in the hallway. What a fortunate gift, having him in our lives!
Posted by Roger Moore on 28th August 2012
Sad to hear of Paul's passing. I truly enjoyed getting to know him. He was a very wonderful sub. The students enjoyed his style of teaching, his friendly demeanor and witty ways. May all who miss Paul find comfort. John 14:1-14
Posted by Mark Sawyer on 28th August 2012
I met Paul throught Basketball officiating. Paul was a hard working official that took pride in the games he worked. Paul was always looking to improve as an official. We, at the SFV BB Unit, will remember the battle that Paul fought against cancer. God Bless you Paul. You will forever be in our Hearts.
Posted by Kelly Jo on 28th August 2012
Dear Judy, I am so very sorry for the loss of your brother. I know that you must miss him terribly. Although he and I never met, I'm sure that I would've liked him. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time and always. Love you, KJ xo
Posted by Lamar Grant on 27th August 2012
Paul life will not be the same, without you on the Basketball Court. I personally miss you paul, I have learn alot from you on and off the court. You had love for everyone and a giving person,,,, I was glad I was able to reachout to you with an "Prompting Card", before you left us, to go home to a better place....LOVE YA MAN.
Posted by Kenny Parzych on 27th August 2012
Paul will never be a "was" to me, but will always be an "is". The man was as genuine and as easygoing as it gets. The guy always started with a smile and ended with one. Some of my most enjoyable games in Burbank were with him and we always began our ref set with a hug and laugh, and finished the night with it. . .a permanent class act, through and through. . .
Posted by Hagop Dembekjian on 27th August 2012
May God Bless your Soul dear Paul, he was a great person and a very good official, I've worked with him many games over the years and enjoyed it because he was a very good partner and a great human being as well with very good sense of humor, he will be greatly missed on and off the court.

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