Norman David James, 83, passed away Oct. 5, 2020.

Norm was born June 12, 1937, to parents Laurence and Edna James in Glenn Ellen, Ill. After graduating from Purdue University with a degree in mechanical engineering, he served in the Coast Guard Reserve from 1960 to 1966. He then went on to work at Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., for 31 years.

After retiring he spent several years in the Belfast area. He spent many enjoyable years on his boats and volunteering to build stage sets in local theaters.

Norman was predeceased by Donna, his wife of 32 years. He is survived by his daughters, Marcia Robinson and Beth Kelley; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He also leaves his longtime partner, Mary Coleman.

Norm's request for cremation and memoriam of his ashes will be observed privately. Online condolences may be made at