Norman Richard Bjorneby was born April 14, 1963 at Burien General Hospital and passed away peacefully February 25, 2017 after a lingering illness.

He is survived by his life partner of 10 years, Richard Jarvis, who loved him very much, as well as his parents Anna and Bj. Bjorneby; brother, Bob, and sisters, Patti and Wendy.

His proudest accomplishment, aside from being an individual and his own person, was his graduation from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in 2011 after his bout with a brain tumor in 2009. He will be remembered by many as a one-of-a-kind clotheshorse, his keen wit and personality, and some of the antics that his brother Bob helped him out of in his youth.

A celebration of his life will be held at The River Clubhouse, 3611 “I” St NE, Auburn, WA 98002 from noon to 3:00pm on March 19, 2017. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Highline Medical Center Cancer Center. Please visit to view Norman’s full obituary and to sign the online guestbook.