Richard B. Norman

Arrangements under the direction of Chas. Peter Nagel Inc., New York, NY. Obituary of Richard Norman

Richard Norman, 80, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014. Richard was born in Chicago, Illinois to the late Fred & Janet Norman on September 21, 1933. He received his BFA at Lawrence University followed by his Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Illinois and Masters of Architecture at the University of Michigan. From 1976 until his retirement, he was a Professor of Architecture at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. His love for art and architecture led him to many travels with his wife of almost 50 years, Mary Olson Norman. Together they traveled the world. Surviving in addition to his wife are his daughter, Elizabeth Norman and son, Carl “Buster” Norman both, of New York City. The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Walter B. Cooke Funeral Home 352 East 87th Street, New York, New York from 5 until 7 pm. A private burial will occur at a future date. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to United Cerebral Palsy of New York City ( in memorial to Richard Norman. UCP of NYC 80 Maiden Lane 8th floor New York, NY 10038 212-683-6700


  • Memorial Visitation Thursday, March 6, 2014

Richard B. Norman

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March 7, 2014

Mary, Elizabeth and Buster,
In this difficult time, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Very sorry for your loss.
Carolyn, Cathy and Julie Norman

James Norman

March 6, 2014

Richard started college when I was just in the 4th grade....9 years difference, but memories of the gadget he built in his room with bells, lights, whistles, etc. I got my first speeding ticket when he let me borrow his Volkswagen Carmen Ghia. My fondest memories is the two years we shared in Paris. I was stationed there in the Army and he was working there. He had an apartment in Montparnasse and we cooked Coq Au Vin together. I have now lost both of my older brothers and I miss them dearly.
James F. Norman, Sierra Vista, AZ (Youngest Brother)

Liz and Nate Hendrix

March 5, 2014

Our love and sympathy are with your family through this tough time. I have so many fond memories of summers way back when in Clemson. Much Love.

Keiko Kato

March 4, 2014

I am senidng a lot of love to your family. It is very sad, but we remember all good things about your father and our memory lasts forever. Let us be together to share the sorrow and moments to comfort your family.

Elizabeth Lambert- Mararian

March 4, 2014

I am very sorry for your loss and hope the memories you have of your dad will bring you happiness.
You are an anchor for your family and I admire you. Please give your Mother and Brother my condolences.

Linda Richman

March 4, 2014

My heart and sorrow go to the Norman family.
May you comfort each other and reflect the wonderful moments your family shared. Memories keep all alive.
With sincere sympathy and a warm hug

Bob Hogan

March 4, 2014

Richard was great colleague. He taught me a lot about how to be a better teacher. He will be truly missed.

Ray Huff

March 4, 2014

Richard was a professor and later a colleague of mine and was instrumental in my education as an architect. He is missed.