Meet Stewart “Norm” Cleveland
Stewart “Norm” Cleveland has come to live with us at Caring House. We are honored.
Norm was born to Jack and Helen Cleveland in Inglewood, the third child in the family. He was raised in Torrance, attending North Torrance High. He continued his education at El Camino College and Long Beach State. His studies were geared to general education, but his primary interest, even in high school, was music.
Norm loves all music – rock/classic rock, pop, jazz, modern – deriving the most pleasure from playing the guitar and making music with his friends. One of his greatest achievements is a thorough discography of music. He likes listening to talk radio and watching TV. He really enjoys The Simpsons and NCIS. And, because he loves all sports, ESPN is often on his TV.
While he likes to be known as a musician, his work history was as a chef at several local restaurants – Parasol, Black Angus, and Ricky Genes. He has lived most of his adult life in Harbor City.
Norm was just one of many nicknames, including “Storming Norman” and “Daddy/Mommy” to his two children, Kyle and Nicole. But probably his favorite nickname is “Faja” to his beautiful and adored granddaughter, Makena. He is happiest being with his family.
Norm is proud to be known as the best father to “two pain in the butt children.” He comments that he has devoted his entire life toward earning that title.
We are glad Norm is with us at Caring House. We look forward to caring for this loving father and grandfather, and his family.
Norm passed away on May 16, 2021. Honor him. Remember him.