Norman W. Patrick, 84, of Liverpool, NY, passed away peacefully surrounded by family Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Norm was born and raised in Liverpool and he graduated from Liverpool High School in 1956.
Norm was a member of the National Guard and was a self employed businessman. Norm started his working career with Patrick Electric alongside his father, William (Bill) Patrick. In 1966 Norm was instrumental in the creation and success of the Gater Racing Photo News publication. Norm was the president of Sports Trek Inc, publishers of the Gater Racing News. The Gater News was an internationally read and respected auto racing publication based out of Central New York for 50 years. Norm was also a founding creator of the Motorsports Exposition and Trade Show held annually and attended by thousands of race fans and enthusiasts from across the Northeast and Canada. Norm was honored in a number of auto racing Hall of Fames including: the DIRT Motorsports Hall of Fame, Race of Champions Hall of Fame, Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame and the Eastern Motorsports Press Association. In retirement, Norm enjoyed his many grandchildren and stayed active in the racing industry. He was pre-deceased in 2019 by daughter-in-law Cathy Patrick.
Norman is survived by his wife of 64 years Donna (DiLella) Patrick, his daughters Anne Marie (Jim) Busco, Susan (Lenny Sammons) Patrick, sons William (Valerie) Patrick and Joseph Patrick. Grandchildren; JT, Dolly (Chris) Burke and Sam Busco, Abraham, Lilly (Ryan) Cashin and Jonah Patrick, Hannah Fink and Shannon (Anthony) Bray along with nephew Christopher Kimball, many, many great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff at The Cunningham at Loretto for their unending love and support. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30am Monday, January 24th in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 28 N. Main St. Jordan. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, CNY Chapter, PO Box 12226, Syracuse, NY 13218, or to the charity of your choice. May his memory be a blessing.