Denis James Norton

Date of Birth

July 22, 1942

Date of Death

March 5, 2022

City of Death

Santa Barbara

Denis James Norton left his body behind on March 5, 2022 and headed for his next adventure.

Denis was born in Brooklyn in 1942, raised in Huntington NY, a proud graduate of UCLA, worked in the video industry while residing in Venice, CA, retired to Sedona, AZ and later Santa Barbara, CA.

If you met Denis you probably remember him by a story he told you. I always said he Irished-Up his stories as the ones that involved me were much better than my memories. For the ones before my day, did he really chauffeur Richard Nixon around as a young unlicensed driver? Meet John Wooden in the elevator at UCLA and be invited to try-out for the team? Did it matter? The stories were always entertaining.

Denis was a regular at the Senior Softball games in Ehlings Park, the hot tub at the YMCA, golfing early in the morning, and walking everywhere. He traveled all over the USA and the world. He loved happening upon creatures in the wild, although the bear not so much, but it was a good story.

Denis was predeceased by his parents and brother James Norton. He is survived by his brother Hugh Norton of Huntington NY, ex-wife Victoria Norton of Sedona, AZ, lifelong friends Nick DeJesu of Huntington, NY, Mike Hayes of Glen Allen, VA, and Gabe Conte of Lake Worth, FL, and his best friend, travel and life companion Sandra Howard of Santa Barbara, CA.

May the sun shine warm upon your face until we meet again.


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