From: Raymond Thompson  To the friends of Don Nores Folks, Sorry to pass on this news, but my father-in-law, Donald Nores passed away Sunday after a long illness.  Below is his obituary. Thanks everyone…. Ray Thompson   

A sympathy card has been sent on behalf of SNUG.  

NORES, Donald Urbain, 85, passed away Sunday, August 5th, 2012 at a hospice facility in Tampa Florida. Born September 5th, 1926 in Tampa, he was the elder child of Emile Urbain Nores and Agnes Deimling Nores. Don graduated from Jesuit High School in Tampa and attended college at Tulane University in New Orleans. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II, and joined the effort in Germany toward the end of the war. He was a man of enormous talent and creativity which was evidenced throughout his career in antique restoration and wood working. He carried on the business founded by his father and his work is known throughout the region. Don had many interests during his life including photography, archery, bee keeping (a past president of the Tampa Bay Bee Keeper Association), and outdoor activities of all kinds. He shared his skills with others through his work with youth at the Wekiva Youth Camp, and by teaching computer skills to seniors at USF. He will be missed by those who survive him including the love of his life, Helen, his wife of 61 years, his sister Marjorie N. Yates, his son David Nores and daughters Kathleen (Raymond) Thompson, Donna (Richard) Heider and Melinda Fair, nine grand children, three great grand children, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday August 10th, 6-8pm at Blunt and Curry Funeral Home (605 S. MacDill Ave). Services will be held at the same location Saturday, August 11th at 1pm, followed by a brief graveside service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Melech Hospice House, and/or St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Words of comfort may be expressed at