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Olga E. Norton, age 77, of Clearwater, FL, passed away on Friday, February 21, 2003 at her home in Clearwater. She is survived by her husband, Robert, Clearwater; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Rita Norton, Goldsboro, NC; one daughter and son-in-law, Penny and Peter Murray, Pittsburgh, PA; three grandchildren, Shannon Sieve, Sean and Brian Norton. One brother, George and Jackie Nagorny, West Chester, PA; one sister, Mary Ann and Edward Throup, Vestal, NY and Palmetto, FL.; many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Norton lived in Oakland, PA for many years and was the daughter of William J. Nagorny, a well-known Oakland businessman in times past. She moved to Clearwater in year 2000. She was a graduate of Oakland High School and attended Mansfield State University. She was employed, in sales, for 30 years by Sears, Vestal, NY. Music was her passion. She was an accomplished singer and sang with church choirs and family functions. The organ and piano were an important part of her life.

A memorial was held at the family home on Sunday, February 23.

Gifts in her memory may be sent to The Hospice Foundation, 300 East Bay Drive, Largo, FL 33770-3770. (727) 586-4432.


Douglas Monroe Parker, Sr., 70, Hallstead, PA, passed away Friday, February 28, 2003 at Barnes-Kasson Hospital, Susquehanna, PA. He was the son of the late Chester Parker and Elma English Parker, who survives.

Loretta Owens Parker, his loving wife of 45 years, survives. Also surviving are their children, Gloria and John Ainey, New Milford, PA, JoAnn and James Pomeroy, York, PA, Marian Cosmello, Hallstead, PA, Dawn Parker, Alexander, VA, Douglas Parker II and wife Tara, Hallstead; his eight loving grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Charles Parker; and by a sister, JoAnn Campbell.

Douglas was a US Navy veteran of the Korean War. For 38 years, he was a security guard at IBM. He was a member of the VFW, Great Bend, PA, and the American Legion, Hallstead. He was a Methodist by faith.

A funeral service was held at the Tuttle-Yeisley Funeral Home, Hallstead, on Monday, March 3, with Pastor Donald Littleton officiating. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery, Great Bend.

Memorials in remembrance of Douglas Monroe Parker, Sr., may be sent to the VFW Memorial Fund, Great Bend, PA 18821.

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