Harry T. Norcross, 77, of Beesley's Point, NJ passed away unexpectedly on his birthday July 23 in Somers Point, NJ.
Born in Camden, NJ. Harry was predeceased by his mother, Marguerite "Leona" Harmon and granddaughter, Lauren Medina. He is survived by his loving wife Deborah Norcross, five children: Sheri (Bob), Ralph (Stacey), Robert (Cindy), Robert (Cindy), Lori (Tom) and Sandi (Brad) and four step-children: Cheryl, Kelly(Sam),, Cynthia (Randy E-6 Staff Sgt), Courtney and nine grandchildren a brother: Doug (Lori) Bottalico, many cousins and two rescued fur-babies.
Harry was police officer in Camden County for 33 years having received numerous commendations including Life Saving and the Combat Cross. He served in Winslow Township, Laurel Springs and retired from the Camden County Prosecutors Office. He was Past President and life member of the Fraternal Order of Police and a member of the Camden County Emerald Society. He was a former member of the Camden County, South Jersey and NJ Chiefs of Associations and the NJ Police Honor Legion. Harry was a member of the Camden County Detectives Association. He was well known in law enforcement circles.
Harry was an 11 year veteran of the US Navy, where he served on Destroyers during the Cold War and Viet Nam Era. Harry also served three years with the Marine Corps Reserve. Prior to his death he was active with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary where he served as a radio watchstander and was one of the first three auxiliarists to be awarded active duty coxswain status on the Station Atlantic City Helo-Ops Team one of the only two teams on the east coast operating a coast guard vessel on the Helicopter Search and Rescue missions. He was awarded the Coast Guard Unit Commendation Medal for his involvement in the Helo Ops team. He also was a member of the American Legion Post 524, Ocean City, NJ.
A Service of Memory and Love will be offered Sunday, July 30, 2017 from The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo, 644 South Shore Road, Palermo, NJ where friends may call from 4 O'clock until time of Service.
Burial will be private.
The family suggest memorial contributions to either Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517 or his grandsons education fund make checks payable to Nicholas or Antonio Nigro, PO Box 203, Marmora, NJ 08223.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.
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