Patricia Goodwin Norry
August 5, 1934 - October 14, 2020
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Patricia Goodwin Norry died peacefully at her home in Durham, North Carolina on October 14, 2020, with her loving husband, Len, by her side. She was born August 5th, 1934 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Robert Clifford Goodwin and Marion Schmadel Goodwin. Seven years later, her family moved to Washington, D.C. The oldest of five children,…

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Jack Strosnider left a message on October 20, 2020:
I worked with Pat at the NRC. She was a truly accomplished woman with many notable achievements throughout her career. However, as they say, it's not just what you get done. but how you get it done. In this respect Pat was outstanding. Always a pleasure to work with, admired and respected by her colleagues, she was a role model for us all. The NRC was frequently recognized as one of the best places to work in government. It was people like Pat who made that happen. My sincerest condolences to all her family and friends. Jack Strosnider
Anna May Haycraft-Dunlop left a message on October 18, 2020:
Since the earlyvdays of Glenn T Seaborg and his protege Pat Norry walked the hallowed halls of the U.S Atomic Energy Commission in Germantown to the Agency flight to a Geneva International Conference (And honeymoon trip for the Norry’s. .the creation of NRC, I watched Pat quietly climb the ranks and attain her goals. She was a hard worker who was among the first women to make it in the early years of AEC:NRC. She touched many lives through the years.
Dr. Irene Pruitt Little left a message on October 17, 2020:
My condolences on the death of Pat Norry. She was my supervisor for the last 6 years of my Federal career with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. I have a lot of great memories of Pat. My most vivid memory is her insistence on redundant review of issues that relate to people. As Director of the Office of Small Business and Civil Rights, Pat and I worked together to solve numerous people issues at NRC. I hope the Norry Family will find comfort in fond memories of Pat.
Richard Barrett left a message on October 17, 2020:
I am so sorry to hear of Pat's passing. She was a wonderful presence at the NRC. As a new employee in the early 1980's, my family attended our first NRC Summer picnic in Germantown. It struck me to see one of our senior executives sitting on the platform of the dunk tank. As employees joyfully threw balls at the target, Pat repeatedly plunged into the water and then climbed back on the platform for more. I knew right then that the NRC was going to be a good place to work.
Bill Dean left a message on October 17, 2020:
My deepest sympathies to The Norry family on your loss. I had the pleasure to work with Pat for several years when she was the Deputy EDO and remember what a towering institution she was In the NRC and exactly the right person to be the first female Deputy EDO. She was extremely knowledgeable, well-respected by everyone and had such diverse interests outside of work. And we all made sure that we did not sit in her chair whenever we had team meetings.
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George Boyd left a message on October 17, 2020:
Len, I am truly sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and the rest of the family.
Mindy Landau left a message on October 16, 2020:
I am so very sorry to hear about Pat’s passing. I worked with Pat for many years at the NRC and remained friends with her after she retired. Pat will always have a special place in my heart because she hired me as the first “Communications Assistant” the agency had ever established, focusing on internal communications with the staff. It was Pat’s foresight and vision that really championed this position, because she understood how critical it was for the agency to be transparent with its staff, and engage their feedback. We both will always remember Pat and Len’s epic Christmas parties, with myriad Santas around the house and the abundance of food, drink and laughter. Our sincere condolences to Len, Douglas, Carrie and their children, as well as Pat’s siblings... we know they all enjoyed a close family bond and this must be devastating. Thinking of you all with much love, Mindy and David Landau
Jane Marshall left a message on October 16, 2020:
Pat was a tremendous inspiration for me and other women at NRC. She was committed to the agency and always put the needs of employees first. I worked with her following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and her dedication to ensuring the safety of NRC employees - both physical safety as well as their feeling of being safe at work - never waivered during the long hours and late nights of the response.
Darrell Roberts left a message on October 16, 2020:
My sincerest condolences to the Norry family. Mrs. Norry was the Director of the Office of Administration when i first joined the USNRC in 1989 and I always had the utmost respect for her in that very important leadership role. It saddened me to see this news and I hope the Norry family can draw upon its strength as a family as well as the fond memories of their loved one to get through this difficult time.
Sue Bailey left a message on October 16, 2020:
I am truly sorry for loss.
Mary Wright left a message on October 16, 2020:
My deepest condolences to Pat's family. Hold your memories of her close to your heart. ♥️♥️♥️♥️
Samantha Lazar left a message on October 16, 2020:
Love to your family.
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