• Riverside Gordon Memorial Chapels
    Miami Beach, FL
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Norman S. Rosen 1923 - 2010
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Friday, September 17, 2010
To Honey, Gail, Gwen, Cliff, et al:

It has been years since last we were together and, being so far away, finds me entering this guestbook belatedly but with no less sympathy and regret to hear of Norman's passing. He was a splendid man and my memories of him have always been of a gracious and unruffled person, comfortable in his own skin and full of gentle humor and quiet civility.

For me, remembering Norman brings me back to Coral Gate nearly 60 years ago, and a scene, burnished with time and memory, of all of us as children, rambling across a living room floor while a smiling giant (we were very little then and Norman seemed like a giant to me) looked on and laughed contentedly.

Lisa and I wish all of you the fondest of memories and a sense of peace in the knowledge of a life well lived and well loved.

Most sincerely and with fondest regards,

Monday, September 13, 2010
Dearest Honey,
It's so difficult to write and not begin, "Dear Norman and Honey". Together you represented the special qualities of "The Rosen Family". For me growing up in Pittsburgh meant being far away from our Rosen relatives. Nothing in my childhood was so delightful as the vacation trips we made to Miami Beach, where we were so warmly welcomed, "wined and dined" by you and Norman, and the rest of the Miami mishpacha. Over the subsequent span of nearly six decades, whether I was in Chicago, Ethiopia or Israel, I always felt yours and Norman's love, concern, support and unstinted encouragement.

Norman was not only my older cousin. He graciously acted, according to need and circumstances, as my caring uncle, supportive brother, substitute father and treasured friend. With his so sad passing, I feel as if I've lost all of these dear ones at once. As with so many others that he touched, his memory will always remain with me as an inspiration and a blessing. I was fortunate to have maintained a correspondence with Norman for a goodly number of years. Reading over his letters, I find many words of encouragement, wisdom and gentle advise. Two comments in particular stood out at this moment as revealing his (as well as yours) generous nature and abiding love and appreciation for the blessings in his life. Permit me to share his words with you.

"Honey and I have decided that we have been very fortunate in both our living and financial circumstances. Consequently, we have decided to share some of our good fortunes with a few of our dear relatives."

"I continue to have admiration and great affection for Honey. She is the BEST."

May his words strengthen and comfort you at this time and in the future. With love and blessings from Israel,

Chaim, Esther & Hillel
Sunday, September 12, 2010
To the Rosen family, Recalling good times and experiences with your family at Temple Judea, may you be comforted by the memories of a lifetime together, B'Shalom, Lenore Kipper
Friday, September 10, 2010
Dear Honey,
Ruth and myself are very sorry for your loss. Even though we haven't seen you for some time,we still feel the loss greatly.
Max and Ruth Tendrich
Friday, September 10, 2010
To Norman and Honey, lifetime friends, I will miss you Norman.
Friday, September 10, 2010
To the Rosen family:

Our hearts are broken for the loss of a wonderful man and a special friend and friendship that was filled with love. Our prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time. Norman was one of the kindest, most caring, loving and generous men that I have ever had the honor and privelge of knowning. We were partners in many realestate ventures for over 20 years together and he was my mentor and my friend. We had a wonderful relationship and Norman was always like a father to me. I will miss him very much and will always remember and love him deeply!

Goodbye my friend. You have touched many people and many hearts. You will always be in my thoughts and in my memories! I have been blessed to know you and to be a part of your life for so long.

God Bless you and your family,

Rick and Elaine Olson
Friday, September 10, 2010
I'd bump into Norman irregularly, most often at restaurants where he'd always be dining with a family member. His was an embracing smile with welcoming eyes; an infectious kindness seemed to surround his table. I mourn this morning recalling a man I hardly knew personally but felt knew me and so many other friends of Cliff well. That was part of his wondrous gift.

Bye Norman, safe travels. Be at peace.
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