The vigil was held at John T. Walsh Memorial Field in Trappe on Monday evening for Joe and Bernadette Norton and their 12-year-old son, Tyler.
Tyler’s football team, the Lower Perk Longhorns, joined family and friends on the pitch.
The dashboard was lit by number four, Tyler’s jersey number. His number will be withdrawn as a last tribute to the 12-year-old footballer.
“Number four will be the 12th man on our court forever,” he said at the vigil as those in attendance raised four fingers in honor of Tyler.
The family home on East 5th Street in Pottstown caught fire on Monday last week.
A cause of the fire remains under investigation.
After the tragedy, the Lower Perk Longhorns posted a message on their Facebook page:
âOur family and community have been hit hard after receiving the unfathomable and tragic news of the death of the Norton family.
Bernadette and Joe were amazing supporters, board members and a loving family who treated Tyler’s teammates like their own. Tyler was an amazing scholar, team player, friend and child who we will remember and play in his honor forever.
It is times like this when it behooves us to come together as a family and a community. Tyler will be with us forever and we know they look down on us all.
NORTON “4” NEVER
Shine brightly, you will never be forgotten. “
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