Norman Leonard Rheinor was born in Oakland CA to Harriet and Charlie Rheinor on March 31, 1931. He grew up in Oakland and graduated from Castlemont High School in 1949. After high school, Norman served two years in the United States Air Force where his duties included, but were not limited to, being stationed in Korea while working as a jet mechanic. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned home to work and raise a family. After retiring from Todd's Shipyard in Alameda he worked as a Maintenance Supervisor for Rudolph Hendrickson in Rancho Cucamonga until he retired again in 2015. When he was not working and raising a family, Norman had a few hobbies; he loved going to casinos to gamble on slot machines, especially his beloved Wheel of Fortune and he bowled for many years and earned the nickname "Stormin Norman" in the process.
Norman passed away on November 17, 2017 in Tracy, CA. He leaves to mourn his passing seven children; Kathleen (Ray), Denise (Richard), Therese (Ron), Regina (Dave), Joseph (Mary), Paula (Jeff), and Eric (Miriam), twenty-three grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Joanne Rheinor. He also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife Karen and brothers Reginald and Gerald.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the National Kidney Foundation.
The services will be at Grissom's Chapel & Mortuary. The visitation will be on Monday November 27, 2017 from 9 A.M. until 12 P.M. followed by a chapel service. After the chapel service, there will be a procession to Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward for burial with Military Honors.