Norman Cerasoli

  • Born: July 10, 1938
  • Died: November 8, 2021
  • Location: Pleasantville, New Jersey

D'Anjolell-Barone Memorial Home

908 S. Providence Road
Wallingford, PA 19086

Tel. (610) 874-7700

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Father, Grandfather and Uncle


Norman Cerasoli, 83 of Pleasantville, NJ passed away on November 8, 2021. Born in Philadelphia,

Norman was the son of the late James and Edith (Russo) Cerasoli.

He graduated from Yeadon High School Class of 1955. Norman immediately took to the skies after high school towing banners up and down his beloved New Jersey shores. He went on to graduate from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Flight School in Tamimi Florida. Norman began a career with American Airlines in 1964 that lasted 34 years and he continued to fly his personal aircraft in his spare time. Norman also had a love of the water where he sailed things from
hobi cats to cabin cruisers in many oceans around the world. He had a love of adventure that carried him from the streets of Europe to the streets of Philadelphia where he participated in the Mummer's Day Parade yearly for close to forty years.

Norman is proceeded in death by his wife Irene (Marshall) of 17 years

He was preceded in death by his grandson Nicholas Cerasoli and his sister Carol (Cerasoli) Cuffari.

He is survived by children Jeff (Susan) Cerasoli of Chandler, AZ, Marc Cerasoli of Jacksonville, FL, Chris (Susan Myers) Cerasoli of Collingswood, NJ and
Gary (Stacey) Cerasoli of Newnan, GA; his 4 grandchildren Nikole Cerasoli of Jacksonville, FL, Luca, Gabriel and Ella Cerasoli of Chandler, AZ;
and his step-grandchildren Katie Queener and Joseph Queener of Newnan, GA; and his niece Cindy (Cuffari) Lang of Grapevine TX.

Funeral services will be conducted under current COVID guidelines, including face masks and social distancing.

Family and friends may attend a Visitation and Funeral Mass for Norman on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at
Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 1101 Main Street, Darby, PA 19023 Visitation begins at 9:30 am with the service immediately following.

Burial will be immediately following at Holy Cross Cemetery, 626 Baily Road Yeadon, PA 19050.

A live stream of the Mass will begin promptly at 10:30 AM at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Norman and my husband, Chuck Thomas, great friendship began at American's class of 1964! Norman had an outstanding personality, and will be missed, but never forgotten, by so many. Much love and sympathy to his boys, Jeff, Marc, Chris, Gary, and their families.

Posted by Rita May Thomas - Yardley,, PA - Family Friend   November 12, 2021

So sorry to hear of the loss suffered by Norm's family and friends. He was a superb pilot and warm friend to all who knows him at American.

Posted by John Corrado - Phoenix, AZ - Coworker   November 11, 2021

so very sorry to hear of Norm's Passing, always enjoyed working with him....Pat Ferrando LGA crew sked.

Posted by pat ferrando - bedford, TX   November 11, 2021

One of the good guys. Always a pleasure to work with Norm.

Posted by Bob Doyle - Newtown, CT - Coworker   November 11, 2021

Norm was one of the great people in my life, and, in the lives of many others. He taught me what real friendship was supposed to be. As a fellow AA pilot, he had my greatest respect. I am deeply saddened by the death of this fine man. Norm, you are gone but not forgotten.

Posted by Phil Shadle - New Hope, PA - Coworker   November 11, 2021


Norm, We have traveled many roads together and I will remember them all! Your friend, Fred DeJacma

Posted by Fred DeJacma - Hillsboro Beach, FL - Friend   November 11, 2021


Sincere condolences for the entire family. I never had the privilege of meeting Norman Cerasoli, However I take the measure of the good man he was by one of sons he raised. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad and difficult time in your lives

Posted by Robyn Higginson - Australia - Family Friend   November 11, 2021

We always had a Good Laugh when we were together! Rest in Peace!

Posted by Rudy Mangels - Coworker   November 11, 2021

This is a terrible loss for all of us that knew him. My sympathy's to Jeff, Chris, Gary and Marc and the rest of the family on their loss. Oh, could he make me laugh!

Posted by Gary Yudell - Holland, PA - Friend   November 11, 2021

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