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Norma J. Stotz

Norma J. Stotz, 80, of Charlottesville died peacefully at home Jan. 9, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Kerwin “Bud” Stotz; a brother, Daniel deRoos (Diane), of Scottsville, N.Y.; her three children, Joanna Knoll (John) of Palmyra, Eric Stotz (Elizabeth)
of Amesbury, Mass., and Ruth Foster (Bobby) of Clover; and her three grandchildren, Casey Stotz, Andrew Knoll and Tyler Stotz.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Joan deRoos, of Conesus, N.Y.; and her sister, Jean Fitch, of Dansville, N. Y.

Norma was born April 15, 1933, in Webster, N.Y. She graduated from Penfield Central School and the New York State College for Teachers (now SUNY) at Albany. She married Bud on Feb. 15, 1955 and lived in Germany and New York while he was serving in the U.S. Army and attending graduate school. They settled in Dover, N.H., where they raised their family, and in 1980 they moved to Virginia, first Lexington, then Reedville, and most recently, Heathsville. Norma worked as an English teacher, a school aide and a college secretary throughout her career. She was a talented writer, poet and musician, and she volunteered many hours playing the piano, singing in church choirs, community choruses and barbershop groups, acting in community theater and producing church newsletters. She loved God, her family and friends, all things nature, traveling and camels.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1500 East Rio Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA