Norman Joseph Cornett

September 19, 1934 - October 11, 2012

09/19/1934 - 10/11/2012

Norman Joseph Cornett, 78, died Thursday October 11, 2012 at Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville, following catheter ablation for ventricular tachycardia.

Norm was born in Dexter City, Ohio on September 19, 1934 to the late Harry and Rose Crock Cornett.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Paul and his sister Mary Agnes Scott.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Anne Mueller Cornett and his children Bonnie Tom Poe, Cathy Guy Fagin, Fr. David Cornett, Greg Carol Cornett Suzanne Bob Abel, and Nick Cornett, his brothers Clarence Harriet Cornett, Delbert Miriam Cornett, Ed Judy Cornett, and Carl Linda Cornett, his sister-in-law Mary Cornett, 12 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends and in-laws, not to forget his beloved pet dogs Sophie, Lovie, Casey and Teddie.

Norm was first and foremost a devoted husband and father, and to care for his family he held many jobs throughout his lifetime. He worked for 22 years for the Ohio State Highway Patrol. He worked for Quinn Coal and Marietta Coal, and most recently for Buckeye Pest Management. One job was never enough for him and he always managed to find time to work in construction and to repair, renovate, or build an addition to homes for family and friends, and for just about anyone who asked.

Norm was a devoted Catholic. As a young child and teenager he was a member of Immaculate Conception Church of Fulda, Ohio and then later when his family moved to Zanesville he was an active member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church and the Catholic Youth Organization CYO through which he eventually met his wife, Anne, in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1964 the family moved to St.Clairsville where he was an active member of St. Mary’s Church until his health no longer permitted. He loved much, and was loved much and will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be at Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory 204 West Main St. St.Clairsville on Tuesday, October 16 from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. -8 p.m. with a Vigil Service led by Father Michael Gossett at 7:30 p.m.
Family and friends will then be received Wednesday October 17 from 9:15 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church St. Clairsville with Monsignor George R. Coyne as principal celebrant.

Interment will follow immediately at Holly Memorial Gardens after which a luncheon will be served at Marian Hall.

In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to St. Mary’s Church or another charity of your choice.

Send your condolences online at altmeyer.com

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Kathy Loweecy
7 years ago

Anne and Family,

I am sorry about Norm. I’m keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and fill you with His peace.

Chris Grochmal Boyle
7 years ago

Anne and family, We were so sorry to hear about Norm! He was a great man and will be sorely missed! We will pray that you find comfort and peace! Love, Chris and Bob Boyle and family

Mindi Finnical
7 years ago

Anne,

I am so sorry to hear of Norman’s passing! I know you and your family have had a rough time these last few months with all the hospital stays! I will pray for you and your family that God will make everyday a little easier!

Mindi your Interim home health nurse

John & Kay DeMarco
7 years ago

Dear Anne,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss of Norm. Our sympathy to you and all your family. We always loved seeing you in church when we lived in St. Clairsville. May you find peace in all your beautiful memories together.

Our Sympathy,

John & Kay DeMarco

3799 Tripoli Blvd.

Punta Gorda, Florida 33950

Sister Louray Noll
7 years ago

Dear Anne,Fr. Dave and all my cousins, My prayers are with each one of you at this difficult time of loss. God’s Love is forever. Norman served a full life. May He rest in Peace. Sister Louray Noll

Robert J. Pulice
7 years ago

Dear Fr. David and Family,

Very sorry to hear of your loss. I hope that you may find strength in all good things that are accomplished in a life of service and the gathering of friends and family. I know that they all please the Lord, and it will help join you all to Him.

DEE & BOB DONALD
7 years ago

DEAREST ANN & FAMILY. I HAVE KNOWN MY DEAR FRIEND ANN FOR SOMETIME. SHE IS A DEAR SWEET SPECIAL FRIEND. I MET NORM, AND HE ALWAYS WAS A JOVIAL, NICE MAN. BOB & I SEND OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO ALL THE BELOVED FAMILY OF “NORM”, AS HE WAS KNOWN. GOD BLESS ALL OF THE FAMILY AND KNOW “NORM”, IS GONE, BUT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

Linda Hill-Phoenix
7 years ago

Dr. Fr. Dave and Mother Anne and all the family of Norm, my prayers are with you at this difficult time of loss. May Norm’s soul rest in peace. May your hearts be ever comforted. May his memory last forever. Loving prayers, Linda Hill-Phoenix

Mark Jurick
7 years ago

Father Dave and family,

I am saddened to hear of your loss. May the many memories you have, the prayers and support of family and friends, and your trust in the Lord carry you through this difficult time. You are in my prayers.

Virgil, Edith and Barbara Reischman
7 years ago

Fr. Dave and Family,

Please accept our deepest condolences at this terribly sad time. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

Gretchen Yerian
7 years ago

Fr. Dave: My heart goes out to you and all your family for I know you will miss your father profoundly. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Debbie Bailey
7 years ago

Greg & family,

I am sorry to read of your father’s passing. I remember you speaking often of him when we worked together so many years ago and I know your wonderful memories will be a comfort to you in the difficult days ahead.

Sister Edie Strong
7 years ago

I have many fond memories of your Dad/husband from Webster Springs days and again in St. Clairsville. Remembered as a generous, friendly gentleman. My prayers for all who love him.

Ron Teare
7 years ago

My thoughts and prayers go out to Norman’s family and his friends. He did my Background on me at the Ohio State Highway Patrol. He was a wonderful example of what a Trooper should be, and he inspired me to do the same. I never have forgotten him in all these years.

Phil & Sue Trouten
7 years ago

Nick,

Deepest sympathy to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers are with you for your loss.

Sue and Phil Trouten

Jean Dishong
7 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Father Dave.

Leslie Powell
7 years ago

So sorry for your loss! He was a very sweet man! Love and Prayers!

Judy Robinson
7 years ago

Sorry for your loss. Rose Crock was my Great Aunt. I work for Summit Acres Senior Apartments.

JANIE ROBACK AND FAMILY
7 years ago

Sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences.

Dottie Schaad
7 years ago

You are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry to hear of your loss. A long lost cousin Dorothy Noll Schaad