Richard Norris

Richard “Dick” Norris

June 30, 1946 – December 7, 2012

Richard “Dick” Norris passed away at home after 9 years living with colon cancer. Dick graduated from Renton High School in 1964 and went on to earn his undergraduate and Master’s degrees at Western Washington University. In the seventies Dick served nine years as the first Associate Dean of Students at Fairhaven College. For a time he sold and raced sailboats before returning to college administration. He retired from Antioch University Seattle in May 2012 after 24 years of service, most notably as the Vice President of Administration and Finance.Dick loved being on the water and was an avid sailor and fisherman. He was a connoisseur of good food and wine, which he most enjoyed in the company of dear friends and family. We are heartbroken at the loss of this thoughtful, patient man and will dearly miss his calm demeanor, sense of humor, positive attitude and gentle love of family.He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years Cathy Stieg Norris, Son and Daughter-in-Law Ethan and Trina Norris, Grandchildren Wren and Fisher, Brother Lee (Annette) Norris and many in-laws and nieces and nephews.A celebration of life will be held January 26, 2013. See for further details and to leave remembrances. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Richard Norris Native American Scholarship Fund at Antioch University Seattle.