05/10/05 - NNHS Newsletter
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
There is even more sad news today.
From David Whitley ('67) of VA - 05/09/05:
... As if the last week or so hasn't
been overflowing with "passings-away" (is that a real word? if not, I think it
be, don't you?), I just received word of my old ex-art teacher's demise. Yep, Norman Dehart died of a heart attack last
Saturday, according to a friend of mine here...... I would ask about Mr. Dehart occasionally. Anyway, it is sorta sad
for me, as I really admired Mr. Dehart....
Thank you so much, David. I really appreciate your bringing this to my attention.
You have our sympathies. The death of a favorite teacher seems to be difficult to bear, and in a category all its own.
Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mr. Dehart's family, friends, and former students at this time.
From Albert Dorner ('66) of VA - 05/10/05:
It is truly sad to hear
about Norman Dehart. He and I taught art together at both Denbigh and Dozier. He
one of the most really genuine people I've ever worked with.
Thank you, Albert.
Norman Earl DeHart
DeHart of Brodnax, Va., merged with the All in the early
hours of Saturday, May 7th at Medical College of Virginia Coronary Care
Unit. He was 67.
Norman was born August 6, 1937 in
Lunenburg County, Va. He graduated from Worsham High School in Worsham, Va.,
and served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He earned a Bachelors degree in
Fine Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University and a Masters in Fine Arts at
the University of North Carolina. He taught in the Newport News Public
School System, Thomas Nelson Community College, and Virginia Wesleyan
College of Virginia Beach. He served as chairman of the Art Magnet School in
Newport News and taught there for several years during the beginning of the
special program for gifted and talented students. Norman
resided in Poquoson, Va., for many years before taking an early retirement
in 1991 after 20 years service and moved to Brodnax, Va. He is recognized as
an outstanding artist and has an impressive list of credits through out the
Hampton Roads area with many Best in Show and Awards of Excellence. He was
selected to participate in the International Cultural Exchange Art exhibit
in Neyagawa, Japan. He has exhibited in many galleries in the Hampton Roads
area as well as the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Virginia Museum's
Artmobile and the Corcoran Art Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Published in the Daily Press on 5/15/05.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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Obituary added at last on 04/20/08
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