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Don Norby

Don Norby
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Don Norby

February 5, 1927 – August 23, 2021

Donald J. Norby, born February 5, 1927, died August 23, 2021, in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Don is survived by wife of 42 years, Rita Greb; sons Steve Norby and Steele Fairbanks; and daughter Ali Fry. Don was an inspiration to all who met him. Known for his ready smile and relaxed approach to life, he followed every dream he had ranging from fishing the streams around Tahoe throughout his 64 years of living here, to sailing his yacht, Cameo, throughout the South Pacific with co-captain and partner Rita.

Professionally, Don was an Assistant Fire Chief at Lake Valley Fire Department and a veteran of WWII in the Coast Guard. Personally, he was an example of what it is to embrace every minute of life with humor and a ready friendship.

Surrounded by family immediately prior to death he said, “I love you all. I have no regrets.”

Don lived to 94, and he lived every minute of it.


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