Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Cloudy 33° Cloudy
News >  Obituaries

Obituary: Sivanish, Norman Jerome

Age 57


September 7, 1958 -
February 27, 2016

God took our Father, Brother, Cousin, and Friend, Norm while visiting his brother Paul’s retreat home in Richland, WA.

Norm is reunited with his beloved wife, Theresa, who preceded Norm’s passing six years ago.

Norm is also preceded in passing by his dad and mentor, Herb; loving mom, Helen; and oldest brother, Duane “Big Dogz”.

Norm left behind his best friend and brother Paul H. Sivanish (Jan) of Richland WA; brother James M. Sivanish (Cindy); son John, and daughter Jessica all of Spokane, WA; and two grandchildren Kingston Jerome Martinez and Kaiden Curtis Coulter.

Norm was a loving man and was the first “go to guy” for anything involving family, friends, and coworkers.

Norm graduated Suma Cum Laude from the University of Margaritaville established by his favorite professor, Jimmy Buffett.

Norm will be missed by family, friends, and coworkers.

Mass will be held at 10am on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church located on Freya between 17th and 18th streets in Spokane, WA.

Reception to follow.

Graveside services to follow 1:00pm.

Riverside Memorial Park.

Please make a donation to your local American Heart Association.

Online condolences at

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Active Person

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.