Norman
Norman George Stimpson Norman "Norm" George Stimpson, 55, of Redondo Beach passed away suddenly on Saturday, March 8, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy "Dottie" Stimpson of Redondo Beach, Calif.; Parents Christel and Frank Stimpson of Sebastapol, Calif.; Sons Matthew Stimpson (Emily) of Lomita, Calif.; David Stimpson of Reno, Nev.; Jeffrey Stimpson of Redondo Beach, Calif.; Sister Karin (Bob) Langley of Sebastopol, Calif.; and Sister Linda (Ken) Knox of Santa Rosa, Calif . Stimpson, a native Californian and longtime South Bay resident, graduated from El Segundo High School in 1970, where he met his wife of 33 years, Dottie. In high school he participated in swimming and water polo. From 1969-1974 he was a Los Angeles County Lifeguard. He studied engineering at Long Beach State University and in his early career was as an engineer at Hughes Aircraft. For the past 20 years he has been in the Real Estate business in the South Bay. Stimpson, had a love for animals, and enjoyed passing out liver treats to all of his favorite puppy pals along the Esplanade in Redondo Beach. Loving son, husband, father and dear friend - he will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be held at Miramar Park at Torrance Beach on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at noon. Private internment will be at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to cancer research.

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  1. Dear Dorothy and Family, I am writing to extend my deepest condolences to you and your family. I was so very sad to hear about Norm, he was such a wonderful man and landlord. I had the honor and the pleasure to know your husband. I was very sorry and shocked to hear about his passing away. I had the greatest respect for him and will miss seeing him around the property as I did from time to time. His easy nature and generous spirit will certainly be missed. Norm was quick to help me and always had a smile and a dog treat ready for my puppy Oz. It has been such a pleasure to live in one of his properties. Please let me know whether there is anything I can do to help during this difficult time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Phyllis McMahon

  2. We are so sorry for your loss. Just from the few times we met Norm we could tell he was a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Dear Stimpson Family, We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Norm’s warmth and bright smile were like sunshine, it was always so wonderful to see his truck parked at the apartments and know that we were going to get to see him. We are thankful to have known him, to have felt the care he put into his building – our home. He was always working so hard on something yet he always stopped to give liver treats to our little dogs, even if he had go and get some out of his truck. Then we’d always laugh because I’d have to drag the dogs away from him, with them looking over their shoulders at him. They loved Norm, and it wasn’t just for the treats. One day I was walking them up the driveway just as Norm’s truck was driving out in the other direction. They were pulling and yapping and I was trying to tell them that “Uncle” Norm had just driven away…when here came Norm around the corner with treats in his hand. He stoppped his truck and came back. That’s the way Norm lived, always taking care… We loved him dearly, and will miss him so very much. Thank you for everything, Norm. Dave and Suzy Briggs and Angus Apartment 16

  4. I was shocked and saddened to hear of Norm’s passing. As my landlord for a number of years, he was always patient, helpful, and cheerful. He was especially kind to all the animals (especially the dogs) in the apartment complex. He will be sorely missed.

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