Norman is a lifelong resident of Delaware County,  He attended Saint James High School,  Brandywine College and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.

Norm is active in the Middletown Township Community.  He has been a member of Middletown Township Council since 1984.  He currently serves as Vice-Chairman and Chairman of Roads, Highways and Public Safety.  He is a life member of the Middletown Fire Company where he has served as both a Line Officer and Administrative Officer.

Active in professional associations in the funeral industry, Norm is Past-President of the Delaware County Funeral Directors Association and also Past-President of the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association.  He is a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner from the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.  He also holds his insurance license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,

Norm is a member of the Aston Township Lions Club; Concord Lodge #625 F&AM and the Harrisburg Consistory. He is also a Scuba Instructor.  He is married to Gerry (White) Shropshire and has a daughter, Devon.