Jerry Norman was a very kind person who served as a member of my Ph.D. committee shortly after F.K. Li retired from the Univ of Wash. I have learned much from Jerry in person as well as from his solid scholarly work. It was only a few days ago I saw him last, and his mind was just as clear as before, but it was "idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis" that took his life. Alas, we lost yet another great individual and a true scholar.
Ken Takashima (currently in Seattle)