Roy Norton
Roy Norton
  • March 12, 1931 - November 5, 2017
  • Miamisburg, Ohio

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NORTON, Roy Thomas (Tom), age 86, of Miamisburg, passed away Sunday, Nov. 5 at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Marian Norton and sister Ruthe Louise. Tom is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, Dottie; son and daughter-in-law Doug and Lynn Norton of Lima, Ohio; daughter and son-in-law Mindy and John Ratliff of Austin, Texas; brother and sister-in-law Dr. Bob and Nadine Norton of Wichita, Kansas; sister Frances Newman of Dickinson, Texas; five grandchildren, Keely, Ryan, and Carson Ratliff, and Caleb and Garret Norton. A native of Roswell, New Mexico, Tom graduated from New Mexico Military Institute. He also graduated from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration in 1953. He came to Dayton Initially in 1955, after serving in the U.S. Army in Japan. He joined the staff at the Dayton Biltmore Hotel, before transferring with Hilton to Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, San Francisco and Hartford. In 1965 he returned to Dayton for a 28-year affiliation with NCR Corporation's Product Planning and International Marketing divisions. He was associated with various hotel computer systems and hospitality product programs until his retirement in 1994. Funeral services will be held at St. John's United Church of Christ, 515 East Third Street, at 10 am on Saturday, November 11. Visitation will be at Tobias Funeral Home Far Hills Chapel, 5471 Far Hills Avenue, from 5 to 7 pm on Friday, November 10. The family thanks Hospice of Dayton for their loving care and support in Tom's last days. Donations in his memory may be made to St. John's UCC or Hospice of Dayton. Condolences may be made at www.tobiasfuneralhome.comas Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel, Dayton, OH.