Nancy Rushmer and I met in grad school at Northwestern Univ. while getting MA degrees in Deaf Education. We both ended up in Portland several years later and started a non-profit agency to work with families of infants/toddlers who were deaf and hard of hearing. Norton was instrumental in getting the agency going, referring families of children he diagnosed, serving on the Board of Directors, teaching audiology to interns in our federally funded training program, introducing us to colleagues. He was an invaluable source of support and kind and generous man. We owe him a huge debt of gratitude.
I remember Norton as a fine and gentle man. We were colleagues at Oregon Health and Sciences University for many years. He so enjoyed working with and helping the many families of the young children we saw in our clinics. I have many fond memories of our times together. My sincerest sympathy to the family for their loss. He will be missed.
Dear Family of Norton Young,
Mother and I are deeply sadden to read this. We have all lost a fine man. I well remember how dedicated he was to working with me in speech therapy and I thank him many times for it in my mind. When he introduced us to each of you it was like meeting a close family.
Love to each of you and God bless.
Marvin and Naomi Parker
P.S. We will send you a letter soon. Take care.
I will miss Norton's great sense of timing and humor.
He loved Bea above all normal love. Adored her. Called her "Dearie'.
He could work circles around normal folks and liked things done just right.
He was so proud of his children and grandchildren. He felt he had bragging rights.
I will just plain miss him.
God bless Bea and all the family
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.