CORNETT, Norman Joseph, 78, died Thursday October 11, 2012 at Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville, following catheter ablation for ventricular tachycardia.
Norm was born in Dexter City, Ohio on September 19, 1934 to the late Harry and Rose (Crock) Cornett.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Paul and his sister, Mary Agnes Scott.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Anne (Mueller) Cornett; and his children, Bonnie (Tom) Poe, Cathy (Guy) Fagin, Fr. David Cornett, Greg (Carol) Cornett Suzanne (Bob) Abel, and Nick Cornett; his brothers, Clarence (Harriet) Cornett, Delbert (Miriam) Cornett, Ed (Judy) Cornett, and Carl (Linda) Cornett; his sister-in-law, Mary Cornett, 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends and in-laws, not to forget his beloved pet dogs Sophie, Lovie, Casey and Teddie.
Norm was first and foremost a devoted husband and father, and to care for his family he held many jobs throughout his lifetime.
He worked for 22 years for the Ohio State Highway Patrol. He worked for Quinn Coal and Marietta Coal, and most recently for Buckeye Pest Management. One job was never enough for him and he always managed to find time to work in construction and to repair, renovate, or build an addition to homes for family and friends, and for just about anyone who asked.
Norm was a devoted Catholic. As a young child and teenager he was a member of Immaculate Conception Church of Fulda, Ohio and then later when his family moved to Zanesville he was an active member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church and the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) through which he eventually met his wife, Anne, in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1964 the family moved to St.Clairsville where he was an active member of St. Mary's Church until his health no longer permitted. He loved much, and was loved much and will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.
Visitation will be at Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory 204 West Main St. St.Clairsville on Tuesday, October 16 from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. -8 p.m. with a Vigil Service led by Father Michael Gossett at 7:30 p.m.
Family and friends will then be received Wednesday October 17 from 9:15 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church St. Clairsville with Monsignor George R. Coyne as principal celebrant. Interment will follow immediately at Holly Memorial Gardens after which a luncheon will be served at Marian Hall.
In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to St. Mary's Church or another charity of your choice.
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