Some 50 kindred spirits gathered at our Center on Sunday, January 21, for a Memorial Celebration of Norman's inspiring life of service and music, hosted by Board Chair Sylvia Chappell.
The event was organized with assistance from Norman's niece Martha Curtis from Richmond, Va., and by ARE of NY volunteers Elizabeth Tomboulian and Kev O’Kane. We were joined by Norman’s stepson Mitchell Robinson from Arizona, and by other nieces, neighbors and friends from ARE-NY and other facets of his life who came together to make this tribute especially meaningful to all.
Elizabeth Tomboulian coordinated the musical tribute which featured a performance of one of her own songs, Rachel Epstein and members of the Kew Gardens Center Chorus singing Dr. Elyse Curtis’s inspiring song “You,” and a treasured recording of Norman playing keyboard and singing his song “Christmas Lights.”
Even though it’s not Christmas, we enjoyed hearing Norman sing this song, and think that you will, too.
Family and friends shared heart-warming, and often humorous, memories. Paul Dorogoff and the Prayers For Healing Group closed the occasion with a meditation and prayers for Norman and Elyse.
At the family’s request, donations in Norman's memory may be sent to the A.R.E. of New York Edgar Cayce Center, 153 W. 27 St., #702, New York, NY 10001. Please make out checks to "A.R.E. of New York." Or donate online at this link. Thank you.