Clinton 'Tony' Norris

Norris, Clinton (Tony) age 95, of Minneapolis, formerly of Woodland & Plymouth, died on January 13, 2018. Preceded in death by wives, Mary Lou Lampe and Grace Mariette, brother Robert, and many four-legged companions. Survived by daughters Gaylin (Larry), Anne (Kevin), Laura (Henry), and Nancy (Rob) and grandchildren Jonathan, Andrew, Sam, Elizabeth, Ethan and Eli, sister-in-law Winny, nephew Steffon (Sandra), great nephew, Connor, cousins and friends. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a degree in engineering he became a pioneer in the plastics industry. In 1984 after 25 years of service he retired from Thermotech as Vice President of Research and Development.Tony was one of the principal designers of the submarine shell for Alvin, the first manned deep sea submersible. Alvin was instrumental in locating the Titanic and undetonated ordnance. He was a devoted golfer and honed his skills at Olympic Hills and Deer Run Golf Clubs. He loved crossword puzzles, current events, his Arby's coffee group and being at the cabin with family on Minnesota's North Shore. He was committed to civic endeavors including United Way, Plymouth Parks Board, SCORE and various professional organizations. His quick wit and expressive vocabulary will be missed. Special thanks to Tony's Jones Harrison family for making it a home away from home. A celebration of Tony's life will be held Saturday, February 17, 2018, 2:30 4:30 p.m. with a remembrance at 3:30 p.m. at Jones Harrison Residence, 3700 Cedar Lake Avenue, Minneapolis. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to Tony Norris Award Scholarship Fund, Upper Midwest Section SPE, 2371 Swan Drive, Mendota Heights MN 55120.