- April 4, 1934 - January 11, 2013
- Annapolis, Maryland
of Nori's Passing
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“In the days since Nori's going to be with the Lord our family has reflected on his life well lived, his acts of service, our memories of family...Read More »
1 of 41 | Posted by: Kathy Miller - Elkridge , MD
“A remarkable man. Truly joyful.
2 of 41 | Posted by: Raymond and Kimberly Moses - SC
“Nori Endo was an amazing and accomplished scholar who loved to seek opportunities to educate those around him with wonderful stories of the many...Read More »
3 of 41 | Posted by: John, Susan, Elizabeth, Jennifer, and Garrett - DE
Please know that my heart and prayers are with you, the girls, and your family. I am SO SORRY for the loss of one of the finest...Read More »
4 of 41 | Posted by: Lindy Taylor - Clayton, NC
“Joanne and I are very sorry about your last flight. We will miss you terribly. Enjoyed your company during our visits to Annapolis. Best to Ruth....Read More »
5 of 41 | Posted by: Robert Reese - Tustin, CA
“I met Nori at the Arnold Senior center computer classes. There are few people in this world that I take to. When I first met Nori I felt warm and a...Read More »
6 of 41 | Posted by: William Parnell - Arnold, MD
“We will miss Nori very much. He is a very hospitable person who always added much to our lives. He was very intellectual and he always had an opinion...Read More »
7 of 41 | Posted by: Liberatus and Carol DeRosa - MD
“Semper Fi !!!
8 of 41 | Posted by: David & Kathy Takeda - CA
“Nori - you are missed. Thank you for your love and friendship. Your life has given so much purpose to many of our own lives. We are so blessed and...Read More »
9 of 41 | Posted by: Becky Smith Morris - Orlando, FL
“Dear Ruth and all members of Nori's family,
I can think of no greater privilege than to be considered Nori's friend. I am grateful for that honor...Read More »
10 of 41 | Posted by: Bruce Swan - Chocowinity, NC
My prayers and thoughts are with you. The things we were taught by your father's generation are no longer passed on, cherish those traits that...Read More »
11 of 41 | Posted by: Alan A.Behr - Seaford, DE
“Sorry to hear this sad news, with deepest sympathy to the family.
Federation of International Lacrosse
12 of 41 | Posted by: Ron Balls
“I will always have fond memories of our time together Nori. Your ebullient persona, confidence, generosity and kindness will be missed. I will miss...Read More »
13 of 41 | Posted by: Satish Shanbhag - MD
“Mrs. Endo, may we extend to you our deepest sympathy and prayers at the loss of Nori. My connection with Nori was through our Monday carving class....Read More »
14 of 41 | Posted by: Kim Shults - Crownsville, MD
“My thoughts and prayers for Nori.
Great guy who always had a funny story or anecdote.
15 of 41 | Posted by: John Cardello - mechanicsville, MD
“We enjoyed your companionship in class and the description of your trip to Japan and the family shrines, and your comments about John McClain in his...Read More »
16 of 41 | Posted by: Leonard and Jean Berkoski - MD
“I met Nori when he was a young LTjg in VA-95. The Squadron flew over the Sierra Nevada mountains on a regular basisto practice weapons delivery at...Read More »
17 of 41 | Posted by: Robert O. Blackington - Pensacola, FL
“Ruthie, We shall treasure our times spent with Nori over the last 50 years. Lots of tall fish tales, flying experiences (from VT-28 days: "those...Read More »
18 of 41 | Posted by: Anne (and Bud) Smith - Florence, AL
“What an amazing life Nori lived. He seized every opportunity that was offered and was a success in every endeavor. It was our good fortune to worship...Read More »
19 of 41 | Posted by: Jim and Muffie Nunneley - PA
“Our sincere condolences to Nori's family. It was a pleasure to carve with my friend on Wednesdays and run into him at the Apple Store.
20 of 41 | Posted by: Jim & Patty Sansbury - Arnold, MD
“Nori, We were blessed to have you within our family. Thank you sir (bro) for being such a wonderful husband for sister Ruth Ann, as well as your...Read More »
21 of 41 | Posted by: David and Lauren Jones - Oxnard, CA
“Nori was one in a million. Our prayers go out to his family.
John Hall, Capt. USN Ret.
22 of 41 | Posted by: John & Margaret Hall - Flint, TX
“Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.
23 of 41 | Posted by: Nina and Tom - Annapolis
“Mrs Endo and family, you have our deepest sympathies for your loss. A friend and fellow bird carver.
24 of 41 | Posted by: Jean and Joe Caldwell - Deale, MD
Thanks for the call yesterday. I will not be able to make the service Wednesday because of a trip I had planned many months ago. Please let...Read More »
25 of 41 | Posted by: Christopher Miller Hutchins - MD
“Nori, We have all been blessed with your amazing journey and you have touched so many lives that will always remind us that every personal connection...Read More »
26 of 41 | Posted by: Richard & Lori Batdorf - MD
“So sorry Ruth for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prays.
27 of 41 | Posted by: Nina Rando Fleck - Newark,, DE
“So sorry Ruth for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prays.
28 of 41 | Posted by: Nina Rando Fleck - Newark,, DE
“Farewell my old friend and shipmate. You have done well at everything you have done....and what you did was a lot....and for a lot of people. We...Read More »
29 of 41 | Posted by: Gus and Karol Gudmunson - OK
“Nori, Good wishes and go with God for your next flight.
30 of 41 | Posted by: Scotty McIntosh - Glen Ellen, CA
“Ruth Ann and Family - I had the honor of meeting Nori at Montgomery family reunions. He was full of knowledge. We had technology/photography...Read More »
31 of 41 | Posted by: Nancy Montgomery Reynolds - MD
“Toki, Sumiko, Michelle, Tracy, Kiyomi, Bill, Kimi - holding you all close in my heart.
32 of 41 | Posted by: Sylvia Yoshioka - New York, NY
“Always the consummate teacher who lived well, fought well and embraced the art of good conversation - a great example to us all.
33 of 41 | Posted by: Carol and Liberatus De Rosa - MD
“Bill: you have our deepest sympathies for your loss. I greatly enjoyed reading about your father's accomplishments.....A man's man to be proud of.
34 of 41 | Posted by: John Wolosick - Roswell, GA
“Hit them long and true and we as militray always say we will see you later and never good bye
35 of 41 | Posted by: Warren & Liz Surette - SC
“Ruth Ann and Family
Nori was always a great help at the reunions and shared many fascinating stories. He will be greatly missed.
36 of 41 | Posted by: Joe & Sue Montgomery - Rising Sun, MD
“Nori, you are missed. Always the helpful assistant of all "events" I keep waiting for your offer to help in whatever large or small task is needed at...Read More »
37 of 41 | Posted by: Jenny Cone - Arnold, MD
“Warm memories of a dear and special person will remain always with me. Rest in Peace dear Nori...will see you again someday in heaven.
38 of 41 | Posted by: Eileen T. Celani - Springfield, , VA
“We played golf and chattered about our ability to beat cancer. I was all about being positive, never negative and various methods of achieving that...Read More »
39 of 41 | Posted by: Tom Brown - Annapolis, MD
“You were a great leader, warrior but best of all, a wonderful brother.
40 of 41 | Posted by: Toki R. Endo - Yorba Linda, CA
“Thanks bro for always checking my six. See you on the other side
41 of 41 | Posted by: Toki R. Endo - Yorba Linda, CA
Captain Nori Endo, USN (Ret.) passed away on Jan. 11, 2013 at the age of 78.
Norio "Nori" Bruce Endo was born in Oakland, CA on April 4, 1934 and was the oldest of three sons to Kikuo and Lily Endo. He was raised in Salinas, CA until World War II at which time his entire family was interned in Poston, AZ Relocation Camp #2. After release from the relocation camp with his parents and younger brothers, the family moved to Minneapolis, MN for one year and then to Riverdale, MD where he attended Calvert Holmes Elementary School and Riverdale Junior High School. This is when Nori showed his first love of flying by building and flying balsa wood aircraft models.
During his early school years Nori was actively involved with the Boy Scouts and achieved Eagle Scout while a member of University Park Scout Troop 214. Nori graduated from McKinley High School in Washington, DC in 1952.
Nori often talked of three places where, when not in school, he worked during the 1950's. These work experiences shaped his life and the man he would become. At the Surveying Department of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission he developed a real respect for how hard people work to take care of their families, learned surveying skills and developed a love of maps. At Camp Deerwood in Holderness, NH where Nori worked as a Camp Counselor, he was able to put his energies to use supervising adventures for the campers where he was able to teach them to be responsible, helped them gain confidence in themselves and he continued to hone his leadership skills. At Prince George's County Hospital Nori accepted whatever task he was asked to do and received early insight on real life and real death.
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