Marjorie “Pet” Norton German


Marjorie “Pet” Norton German, 80, was born on Feb. 9, 1940, to the late Ellsworth and Frances Boldt Norton in Elba, N.Y., died Saturday Sept. 12, 2020. Over the years, Marge worked for many different places including Sylvania, Dohler Jarvis, Dunkin Donuts, Big N and finally 20 years at the Batavia Kmart, where she retired from in 1997. Marge’s favorite thing was spending time in the kitchen cooking and baking for her family, including making sure her babies “her dogs” over the years got fed. She also enjoyed traveling with her husband and going to casinos.

Marge is survived by her beloved husband, David, of over 57 years, whom she married July 20, 1963; her sons, Scott D. German of Batavia, Jeffery (Julie Amato) German and her daughter, Holleyann Amato of Stafford and Michael C. German of Batavia; her dog, Buster and grand dogs, Zach, Bailey and Jake. She is also survived by her siblings, Eugene “Jake” Boldt of Elba, Robert (Judy) Norton of Cumming, Ga., Beverly “Sis” Reamer of Maple Hill, N.C., Ellsworth “Chubby” (Carol) Norton Jr. of Elba, Joyce “Billie” (Ronald) Sixt of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Linda Richenberg of Brockport; her sisters-in-law, Janet Brinkman of Batavia and Maureen German of Tennessee; and many nephews and nieces.

Marge was predeceased by her brother, Charlie Norton; her sister, Susan Cole; her sisters-in-law, Ellie Boldt, Josie Gualtieri Boldt; brothers-in-law, David Reamer, John Richenberg, Wayne Cole, James German and Donald Brinkman; and her favorite dogs, Poochie, Beaver, Teddy and Babe.

Per Marge’s wishes, there will be no prior visitation or services at this time. Memorials in her name may be directed to Volunteers for Animals, P.O. Box 1621, Batavia, NY 14021. To leave a condolence, share a memory or light a candle in Marge’s memory, please visit

Arrangements have been entrusted to the H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 East Main Street, Batavia.

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