Norm died Jan. 16, 2002, at home in Philadelphia. Coming to Princeton from Penn Charter School, he was all-Ivy guard on three successive Big Three Championship football teams and a member of Tiger Inn.
After graduating with honors, Norm served at a frontline aid station in Korea as a first lieutenant in the Army Medical Corps. He returned to earn a master's in American studies at Penn in 1955. As assistant dean of students at Princeton from 1954-59, he quelled the "Rock Around the Clock" riot, taught Shakespeare, and coached JV football.
In 1959, Norm became dean of students at Wabash College in Indiana. There, he also coached the football line and lectured in classical history for 25 years, before he retired in 1986 as associate dean of the college.
He fought back from a serious stroke in 1986 to lead a full and independent life in Philadelphia as an enthusiastic opera and orchestra patron and a devoted Phillies fan.
Our sympathy goes to Connie, his wife of 46 years and the daughter of George Cook '26; sons Charlie '88 and Patrick Supanc '92; daughters Martha and Allison; daughter-in-law Susan Finch Moore '87; and five grandchildren.
The Class of 1950