Norman Duvall, 78, a resident of Menlo Park, died Dec. 24.
He was born in Battle Creek, Mich., and graduated from Michigan State University as an ROTC member. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army with the rank of 1st Lieutenant.
He spent his last 43 years in Menlo Park, where he and his wife Eileen raised their family. He had a long and successful career as an executive at Potlatch Corporation. He was an avid golfer, World War II film buff, and master of the daily crossword. He enjoyed fishing, watching football and baseball (especially when his sons were playing), loved dogs and a good belly laugh, loved ones said. Friends and family often described him as "the life of the party."
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Eileen Ann Duvall; his sons, Farley Cash Duvall and Derek Norman Duvall; two grandchildren; Lili the Labrador; and many friends.
A memorial lunch will be held Saturday, Jan. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Harry's Hofbrau in Redwood City.