Sunshine Notes


Anita E. Norris  ( September 14, 1945 - January 17, 2018 )


Jefferson Twp.:  Anita E. Norris passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital.  She was 72 years of age.  Anita was born in Tampa, FL and lived her entire life in the Lake Shawnee section of Jefferson Twp.

Ms. Norris graduated from Wilmington College in Ohio and received her Master’s in Biology from NJIT, New Brunswick Campus.  After graduation, she worked for Drew Chemical in Boonton.  She also worked for many years at Exxon of Florham Park and later was a subcontractor, concerned with water quality for the surrounding towns in Morris County.

Anita was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Berkshire Valley and the Lake Hopatcong Historical Society.  She loved lighthouses and visited many of them along the eastern seaboard of the USA.  Anita was also a board member of the Canal Society of New Jersey.

Predeceased by her parents, Chester I. Norris and Dorothy E. (nee Dougal) as well as her brother, Charles.

Survived by her brother Robert and wife Nancy of Plano, TX.

Two nephews:  Jonathan Norris and wife Lea of Madison, AL and their children Mikaela and Jaxon.  Christopher Norris and wife Brook of Plano, TX.


Visitation will be held 1-3pm on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at the Bermingham Funeral Home, 216 S. Main St, Wharton.

A funeral service will be held 10am on Monday at the funeral home.

Interment will follow at Restland Memorial Park, E. Hanover.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Anita’s memory to the First Presbyterian Church of Berkshire Valley, 635 Berkshire Valley Rd., Wharton, NJ 07885 would be appreciated.

Dave Yeager

Just to let everyone know that the long time Keeper of Cape May Lighthouse, Dave Yeager, has passed away. He was 91 years old. His viewing will be held at Ingersoll Greenwood Funeral Home 1201 Central Ave, North Wildwood -  9-10:45 am. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for The Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1048 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204

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