Norman Pickelny

November 19, 1929April 3, 2021

Norman Pickelny was born in Brooklyn, NY, in 1929 to Samuel and Julia Pickelny

Norman moved to Long Branch where he made life long friends, with a core group of men who remained close to this day. He graduated Long Branch High School, attended Temple University, and received his masters degree at Rutgers University. He met the love of his life Sondra on the Boardwalk in Bradley Beach. They had an amazing 67 year marriage and love story.

Norman had a deep love for his children and relished his role as “Poppy” to his seven grandchildren.

Norman was larger than life and lived it to the fullest with a gleeful gusto. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, and a fiercely loyal friend and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Norman is survived by his wife, Sondra, his children Jeffrey, Jay, and Randi; their spouses Linda, Stephanie, and former son in law Andrew Rod; and their grandchildren Jordan, Spencer, Shelby, Joshua, Daniel, Julia, and Paige.

Donations can be made online to Virginia Institute of Autism ( in honor of Norman Pickelny in support of CAAAS- the Center for Adolescent and Adult Autism Services


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, April 5, 2021


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Geoffrey Block

April 5, 2021

What a remarkable gentleman - so bright, so interesting - always had valuable perspectives and insights to share - I was so lucky to be his neighbor for many years at the wonderful Admiralty in Monmouth Beach - heartfelt condolences to Sondra and all the many who knew and so appreciated him

Alvin Tobis

April 4, 2021

This is truly one of the saddest times in our lives. Norman has been in my life since we were 10 & 11 years old. He was my best friend for most of my life. His legacy would fulfill most if our aspirations. I think of him often and enter his name almost daily as a password. One of my proudest moments was as best man at his wedding to Sondra. I try to recall the wonderful happy times we had together and I was looking forward to seeing him this June hoping to rekindle some of those memories. My deepest condolences to all of the family and his numerous friends.

Laura Kelson

April 3, 2021

Deepest sympathies to Sondra and the entire family. I enjoyed knowing Norman for many years, and enjoyed playing an occasional game of tennis together.
Laura Kelson
Monmouth Beach, NJ