Norris D. Buchter

June 30, 1923 - March 13, 2016
Norris D. Buchter

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Norris D. Buchter, 92, of Holiday, Florida died on March 13, 2016. He is survived by his loving daughter Barbara (Michael) DeMarco. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean and son Karl. He served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corps. He enlisted on July 17, 1943, where he then preceded to Parris Island camp Le Jejune, and on to camp Elliott in 1944. He fought in the battles on Guadalcanal, Okinawa, Guam, then on to Tsingtao, China. Discharged in April 1946 he served from 1943-1946. He was past president of the 6th Marine Division. He was a life member and former president of the Marine Corps League, Holiday Detachment #567 and was also a member of many other veteran organizations. He has many family and friends along with some special friends who will dearly miss him.

A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 am at Florida National Cemetery, 6502 S.W. 102nd Avenue Bushnell. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2-6pm with a prayer service beginning at 4:30 pm at Michels-Lundquist Funeral Home, 5228 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. Online condolences may offered at Memorial donations may be made to the wounded warrior project at


Friday, March 18, 2016
12:00 AM

Florida National Cemetery - Directions
6502 SW 102nd Avenue
Bushnell, FL 33513
(352) 793-7740

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  • March 16, 2016
    Natalie Barresi says:
    Norm was a kind and intelligent friend to everyone who he met!!!

  • March 17, 2016
    Tina and Ashley Thomas, NH says:
    Norris will be deeply missed!!! He will always have a special place in our hearts. Barbara and family: May you find peace. He's most likely having a drink with my YaYa, Edie, catching up on missed time.

  • March 17, 2016
    Wayne Tucker. SgtMaj Retired says:
    It was my pleasure to have known this man. Norris was not only a decorated WWII Marine but a local hero as well. Thousands of children in Pinellas and Pasco County received their Christmas gifts from Norris and/or because of him. I know he was a warrior and my mentor and idle when I came to Tampa in 1966 and ever since. God Bless, you Norris, you will be sorely missed. Semper FI Marine

  • March 20, 2016
    Sally Meyer Grimm says:
    Rest in peace Uncle Norrie. You were a brave man who fought hard for your country. Not many people would have been able or willing to make the sacrifices that you did. I will always remember the fun times I had with you, Auntie Jean, Karl, & Barbie when I was young.

  • March 29, 2016
    Dunbar Hill Volunteer Fire Association says:
    Condolences from the members of the Dunbar Hill Volunteer Fire Company #8 Hamden, Connecticut