Norm died of cancer May 13, 2022. He grew up in Paterson, N.J., and attended Eastside High School.

At Princeton, Norm majored in chemistry, was president of Hillel, served on the editorial staff of the Nassau Lit and as a music reviewer for The Daily Princetonian, and played trombone in the marching band. He was a member of Dial Lodge.

After graduating from Harvard Medical School and completing a surgical residency, Norm served in the Army for three years. Involved during this period in burn treatment and wound care, he devoted the rest of his career to plastic surgery, for 26 years as professor of surgery and chairman of the Plastic Surgery Division at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. In 2002, he shifted to private practice, which he continued until retiring in 2019. 

Norm’s interests were diverse. He played trombone in a musical group, The Tarnished Brass. For fun, he played guitar, banjo, and ukulele. He collected and repaired antique clocks. Despite being colorblind, he was an accomplished painter.

Norm is survived by his longtime partner, Lily Ruttan; and daughters Arielle ’95 and Amanda, to whom the class extends its deepest sympathies.

Class Year: 
Undergraduate Class of 1962