Retired Delaware Superior Court Judge Norman A. Barron died on February 13, 2018, after a brief illness, with his wife and twin brother by his side. He was 75 years old.
Norm was born and raised in South Orange, New Jersey and attended Hamilton College, graduating in 1964. After college, Norm served in the United States Navy, being honorably discharged in 1968 as a full Lieutenant.
Norm arrived in Delaware in 1971 after receiving his law degree from Emery University and was employed as a Deputy Attorney General in the DE Department of Justice and later served as Chief Deputy Attorney General. In 1980, Norm was appointed as Delaware’s first Chief Magistrate by then Governor Pierre S. du Pont and served with distinction for 8 years. After a brief period as Assistant Public Defender, Norm was nominated to serve as a Superior Court Judge by then Governor Michael N. Castle and, after confirmation, served on the court from 1989 until his retirement in 2001. He presided over many high profile cases and earned the reputation as a law and order judge. In 2000, he received the Chief Justice’s Annual Award for Outstanding Judicial Service. Despite his stern demeanor on the bench, Norm was very kind and cared deeply about his family and friends. His sense of humor was one of his greatest assets.
In his retirement, Norm and his wife, Alice, spent many winters in the Sarasota, Florida, area where they enjoyed innumerable rounds of golf, warm weather and friendships. Norm finally achieved a golfer’s ultimate goal by shooting a hole in one at the age of 71.
Norm was predeceased by his parents, Norman M. and Frances B. Barron, and his brother, Fraser. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Alice Bricker Barron, and his two brothers, Mortimer of Amarillo, Texas and his twin, Tim (Loren) of Kennett Square, PA. He is survived by nephews Christopher Barron (Tracy) of Annandale, VA and Rupert Barron (Eve) of Houston, Texas and nieces Allison Dunbar of Los Angeles, CA and Alexandra and Cecelia Barron of Kennett Square, PA.
A gathering with family and friends will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018, from 2 to 4 PM at Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, (610-444-4116) 250 W. State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Norm’s name to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, ASPCA PO Box 96929 Washington, DC 20090-6929. To view Norm’s online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.griecocares.com
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
GatheringFebruary 23, 2018 2-4 Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 W. State St.
Kennett Square, PA 19348
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