Judy and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Actually it is a loss for ALL who knew Norm, count me in that group!
You and Norm are two of the most personable people I have ever met! Whenever we hiked on those famous Monday Hikes with the two Bill's (Bosman and Farmer), I always tried to jockey for a position to be near Norm and yourself. Once I found we had a common bond, Clarkson University for Norm and Canton, NY where my son lives for me, it seemed like every hike we did get together included a new story about one of those towns.
I'll always remember, the FIRST hike we took together in the Fall of 2007, part way along the trail, a tree had fallen across our path. NORM immediately assessed the situation, pulled out his "Folding SAW" and cleared our way, the Hike Continued. For Norm, it was just a part of the hike that day, no big deal, but for the rest of us hiking that day, it was a "Big Deal". He was the only Hiker with a saw, without Norm's preparation, we would have needed to "Bushwack" an activity we often engaged in under Bosman's leadership.
I hope to attend the Memorial Service on April 3rd, my memories of the times I spent with you and Norm at OLLI, will always be precious to me.
Pat Hicks and Betty
Judi, it is with great sadness we read that Norman passed away. We have such good memories of our hikes together! We keep you in our prayers and wish you courage during this difficult time. Best regards,
Viktor & Mireille
So sorry to hear about your husband, Judy. Just wanted you to know I was thinking about you.
So very sorry for this profound loss. I think words are inadequate at this time but I want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Gosh Bless, Linda and David Brooks
I've known the Brooks for well over 40 years. Norm and I worked at GE Gas Turbines in Schenectady, NY before we were transferred to Greenville in 1987. He has always been a great colleague and friend, and we will miss getting together. My wife Linda and I offer our condolences and love to Judy and family.
Best Regards, Pete Mader
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Judy, It is heart breaking to hear of Norm's passing. I have fond memories of the times we hiked with the OLLI groups and the time we shared carpooling to the various hikes. I have always admired him and enjoyed being around him on hikes and at OLLI. He will be missed. Marge and I send out deepest condolences to you and your family as you navigate through this difficult time.
In memory of Norman John Brooks, KEVIN W DAVEY lit a candle
We hiked with Norm and Judy for a number of years! If Norm missed a hike and we ran into a tree someone would alway say, "Gee, I wish Norm was here with his saw!" Also, we enjoyed many pleasant evenings with Norm and Judy with our wine tasting group. We will miss him terribly!
Pete and I have fond memories of Norm during the years. We often car pool to Flat Rock together to meet up with friends and enjoy our picnics after the theatre. Many socials together will be remembered. Norm was loved by so many , and he will truly be missed. Our sympathy and love to you Judy and to your family. Cynthia and Pete
To The Family,
I am so glad that Bart and I were a part of Norm's life. It was a pleasure to have such close neighbors be such close friends. Our hiking, bridge, adventures with our families and friends will be forever remembered with fondness. God Bless You all and may He provide you with the strength needed now, and comfort as you go through the grieving of this wonderful man.
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.