05/10/05 - NNHS Newsletter
Mr. Norman Dehart

Norman Earl Dehart
(d. 07 May 2005)

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 should
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.

Norman Dehart            

   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 was
one of the most really genuine people I've ever worked with.

   Thank you, Albert.

Norman Earl DeHart
  Norman Earl 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.

He is survived by his partner of 26 years, David Mulkey also of Brodnax; two sisters, Lavonne Chernault of South Boston, Va., and Alice Throckmorton of Hampden Sydney, Va.; one brother, Creed Wilber
DeHart at Trinity Mission in Farmville. His parents, Creed H. DeHart Sr. and Helen Lindsey DeHart; a sister, Virginia Redd; and a brother, Creed H. DeHart Jr. predeceased him.

It is requested that those who knew and loved him memorialize him in their heart in their own way and that expressions of sympathy take the form of random acts of kindness.

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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Marcello's Oboe Concerto - Second Movement

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Obituary added at last on 04/20/08

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