CANISTEO-David F. Norton, 73 of 21 Third Street, passed away Sunday morning (March 12, 2017) at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Elmira, January 9, 1944, the son of Erwin and Mary Barron Norton, he had resided in Canisteo all his life. He had been employed as a surveyor for several area construction companies, and later as a machine equipment operator for the Town of Canisteo Highway Department. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Canisteo. David proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy from 1961 to 1965.
David enjoyed hunting, especially for turkeys, gardening and yard work and will be remembered as a very talented artist. He had an on going battle with the bears for rights to his bird feeder.
He was predeceased by his parents, two sisters; Beverly Bove and Marilyn Maleckar and his two brothers, William and Gerald Norton.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Snyder Norton to whom he was married on October 2. 1965, his daughter; Dawn (Robert) Clark of Hornell, his son; Clinton (Bonnie Belanger) Norton of Wayland, and his sisters-in-law; Bonnie Norton of Canisteo, Dora (Carl) Alexander of Rochester, and Frances (Eugene) Bloom of Titusville, Pennsylvania, three grandchildren; Christopher Cooney of Nevada, Taylor Clark of Hornell and Connor Norton of Wayland, three great grandchildren, Owen Clark of Hornell, Brayden Cooney and Rogan Cooney both of Nevada, several nieces and nephews.
To send a remembrance to the family, please visit www.brownandpowersfuneralhomes.com. The family is being assisted by Gerald R. Brown, Director.
The family will be present to receive friends on Thursday from 6-8 PM and on Friday from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home. 6 Spruce Street in Canisteo. Funeral services will follow calling hours on Friday at 1 PM with Rev. Beverly Welch officiating. Committal services and military honors will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Canisteo.
Friends may make memorial contributions to: The Canisteo Fire Department, Main Street, Canisteo, NY 14823. Contribution envelopes will be available at the funeral home.