Norman Merino ’38 passed away November 29, 2011. Norman was a longtime Townsend Harris Alumni Association Board member and was the Founder and longtime President of the Florida Chapter. He was inducted into the Townsend Harris Hall of Fame in 2006. Norman was predeceased by Betty, beloved wife of 63 years; devoted father of Jane Morais, her husband Bob, and Emily Merino and adoring grandfather of Daniel and Betsy Morais. ,
Norman graduated from City College, earned a Master’s in economics from Columbia, and had a 35 year career in international planning at Mobil. He was an unceasing market watcher who charmed people and savored simple pleasures. His wisdom guided us and his love embraced us.