John and Mary Myers visited this weekend in Miami; both were a sight for sore eyes after so many years. I learned of your loss and, tho I never met Norman, I felt his presnece among us. The glow that came over the faces of both M and J was palpable....what a legacy he leaves in that and in your amazing children. I missed Smith 40 but do hope to make 50. I remember with great affection some of our conversations many decades ago...especially a walk and talk we had on the far side of Paradise near the JApanese Tea House. I send fond and loving thoughts to you Daniella and Seth, now and always---- Ellie Schellhammer Goldberg '71
Suzanne, Your husband was clearly an extraordinary man. You and your children are in my prayers. Much love, Abigail
Dear Robert and family. Walter, Vernon and I send condolences. "To everything there is a season."
Nancy Turner (New Rochelle, NY)
Dear Suzanne, Daniella, and Seth,
I was very saddened to hear of Norman's death. Seth, you must be devastated. I remember how close your bond with your father was. Even though I have not been in touch with you for years, I still remember that. I lost my father this past year after a prolonged illness, and it was very painful. I wish you all the best, and a peaceful recovery from your grief.
Dear Suzanne: I just heard from my mother about Norman's death He sounds like a wonderful person and I am so terribly sorry. You are so thoughtful and helpful to me and to my mother and I wish you didn't have to go through this. My thoughts are with you.
Dear Suzanne, Daniella and Seth,
My deeepest sympathy to you all. Southfield seems so far away standing at the events.
My thought are with you,
Norman was a fellow windsurfer and an inspiring mentor! Smart, civic minded, always willing to help fellow windsurfers, especially at Community boating. My condolences to this family. Many others will dearly miss him.
Cousin Norman – brilliant, wickedly funny and engaged in all things physically and cerebrally challenging. A devoted family man. It was your highest achievement among so many. I think of you again today, weeks after your catastrophic fall as I look at those photos you shared with me of your adventures with Suzanne, Seth and Daniella. You lived a big life and you are sorely missed. I so enjoyed our email exchanges and our last time together in California with cousin Gerald.
Rest in peace and God bless.
Dear Suzanne, Daniella and Seth...As you know Norman was my cousin on my mother's side and although we only met occasionally, he always took an interest in my mother and me. I still remember walking with you all on Table Mountain in 2003. it was obvious even then that he was an extraordinarily hands-on father with two modest and very very special kids. He told me and my wife Hikaru lots of stories then about Seth's precocious abilities and Daniella's many achievements, both academic and sporting. His passing, a few weeks after my own father's was so very sad and shocking. He leaves an enormous legacy with his lovely and accomplished wife and amazing kids. He will be sorely missed but his children embody the Priebatsch values of high accomplishment, generosity and drive . It is already clear that they are, and will continue to uphold the legacy of what is a very special and pioneering family. Our thoughts have been with you since the minute we heard the news via the Kalvarias and we send your sincerest condolences.
Relly and I just learned of Norman's death as were in Israel from late March. We were stunned and deeply saddened. Although we barely got to know you both in the past three years, his jaunty and zestful personna was truly distinctive and his brilliance reverberated. I last saw him at an HBS gathering, looking for you, and I will remember him in his full measure of vitality. I had a meeting in Seth's offices on a bio-science connection, and I know what a proud father he was.
Relly and I hope to see you and hug you in the near future. I am sure that you will cherish the many happy years together and that you will find strength in the meaning of your years with him.
Relly and Brent
I just found out this morning and wish I could of reached out sooner,,,my heart aches for your loss and..and there are no words that can heal right now.,,sending you my love and deepest sympathies.
please accept sincere condolscenes of your loss of your brother.
i am very saddened to hear of his tragic loss.
may god give you and the family strenght to overcome this irreaparable loss.
Dear Suzanne, It was terrible to hear your wonderful husband, was tragically taken from you, so sorry to hear. I was the owner of the town house next door to you from 1974-1986.
Warm regards, Ronald Q. Butt
Dear Suzanne, Seth and Daniella,
Please accept our heartfelt and sincere condolences on the tragic passing of your beloved husband and father, Norman.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
With warm regards,
Raymond, Madeleine (Heimann) and Lawrence Fane
Johannesburg, South Africa
Dear Suzanne, Seth and Daniella,
Dan and I, the Simonds', just learned this afternoon of Norman's tragic fall. We thought the world of Norman and were very happy to see him again last June. We are offering our deepest sorrow, and love to you all at this time of loss of a great man, husband and father, who offered his family so very much. If there is any single thing that we can do to ease the burden of your grief please let us know. I texted our Daniel who went to Dexter with Seth today to tell him the sad news.
Daniel is working, and will start his Masters of Fine Arts next Aug. at Iowa University in Creative Writing, awarded a full Scholarship with a Research Assistants position. I hope our Daniel who is local and working in Plymouth can speak to Seth. Seth can reach Daniel at 781-249-1698, and if we can do anything for your family to comfort you please call us at our home in Wellesley at 781-772-1020 and sorry to miss the services recently.
Be strong Suzanne, Norman would tell you this, and to his children we say, our hearts are breaking for you and for Norman who has gone to meet his heavenly Father in heaven, where he will be taken care of beautifully forevermore.
Helena, Dan and Daniel Simonds
From the skier community at AlpineZone.com, so sorry for your loss.
Suzanne, Daniella, & Seth,
I read about it in the invite for HIT-CJP, a group Norman was very active in. I am very shocked, deeply sorry for the tragic loss. Our deepest condolences.
Aviva, Hanoch, Edan Lev-Ari
Pnina, Alan, Estee Fleischman
I am sorry for your loss,So many of us had prayed Mr Priebatsch would be foundafe and sound.My condolences to his friends and family
Deepest condolences from fellow Nobles Graduates. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and wish you all the best. God Bless.
Mike Lynch ('02)
Brian Lynch ('04)
Ally Lynch ('04)
Suzanne, Daniella, & Seth
i only heard the news mid week. i am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Norman was such an exceptional person. My Father (David Friend) would always tell me about these great hikes he went on with Norm. i was always so jealous (since i no longer live in new england), but at the same time so glad that my father had a friend who had even more energy than him.
Daniella and Seth, your father had so much energy and passion and motivation. i send you my most sincere condolences. your father was a wonderful presence in our lives.
Our heartfelt sympathies to the entire Priebatsch Family. We are so sorry to hear of this loss. We pray that all of Norman's loved ones are comforted by his wonderful memory.
Caryl, Marisa & Norman Rosenthal
Norman is very much with us, my friend. He brought South Africa to you, Suzanne, and you brought it to me in ways I will never forget. And you both brought us some spectacular children to enrich us all. What a precious legacy.
Suzanne, So sorry for the tragic loss of Norman. Wish you and your family all the courage and strength in this most difficult time.
Dear Suzanne, Seth and Daniella,
We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our hearts and thoughts during this difficult time.
Andy and Emily
Suzanne- I was deeply saddened to learn the news. Take comfort in the knowledge that you have many friends, both new and old, who care for you and are there for you. My condolences to you and your family.
I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. I hope the memories and the love you have shared help to sustain you during this difficult time. My thoughts are with you and your family.
My Best, Karen Shecter
My sincere condoleances to Norman's family, he was a wonderfull men and a great benefactor to the jewish and the sientific comunity. He will be missed
Dr Annie M. Amsalem
Dear Suzanne and Family,
We were so saddened to hear about Norman's tragic accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May you hold close to your heart all of your memories.
Our Deepest Condolences Charles Koletsky and Bonnie Agar
Dear Suzanne, Daniella and Seth if there is any light to shed at this dark moment it's that Norman died doing what he loved with people he loved....the Tibetan Buddhists would place this passing in a higher order for sure--you are all in my thoughts and prayers--
Condolences from Dorian, Maya, Rich and I
My condolences to Norman's family. I met Norm back in about 1993 when he (& Greg & Mark) was getting a biophotonics venture launched at 100 Inman Street in Cambridge. Great guy, who will be sorely missed.
Dear Suzanne and family,
Sad Hillhouse-related news travels fast. Your husband sounds like an amazing, accomplished, loving man, husband, father, leader. I hope you will find comfort with one another, and in recalling his very special life. My thoughts and prayers are with you,
Loretta Vitale Saks (Hillhouse '67)
Suzanne, Daniella and Seth -I am so sorry for your terrible loss. He was a wonderful person. I have fond memories of the Friday nights we spent at your house many years ago. I am thinking of all of you today. Marilyn Stewart
Dear Suzanne~ Please accept my heart-felt condolences on the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers go out to your and your family as you remember and celebrate such a wonderful husband, father, and community member.
Genuine condolences, what a sudden and tragic loss. I am grateful for the Hillhouse connections to let us know the news, so that we could express our support for your loss. Norman sounds like he was an amazing man and I can only imagine the fulfilling life you shared together.
Roberta Cohen (Chicago, formerly New Haven)
Dear Suzanne Daniella & Seth, It comes as a huge shock to learn of this terrible accident and news.What a huge loss to society as like his father Herbert was such a noble man. I wish you a long life. Eddie Katz ( England )
Dear Suzanne, Daniella and Seth
you are in our hearts and thoughts.
We wish you lomg life.
Carla, Francesca, Jean-Pierre , Stefania.
Thank you so much for sharing Norman with us at Community Running. He was a loving father, always speaking proudly of his children on those long, cold Saturday morning runs in training for the Boston Marathon.
To the Priebatsch family
Norman was an exceptional person -- no doubt he was also proud of each of you.
We send you our sympathy together with other members of the Noble and Greenough community.
Henry Foote, Laura and Nathaniel Foote
I am very sorry to learn of your husband's tragic death. You had a long, fulfilling life together - a very informative and special obituary for an obviously very accomplished person.
Judye Feinberg Dubelman
Dear Suzanne, your husband's charm and helpfulness always made him stand out. I'm glad I had a chance to know him. My thoughts are with you, Daniella and Seth.
suzanne, daniella and seth,
i read of your dear normans passing in the globe today. i thought the name sounded familiar and when i saw suzannes name i knew it was suzanne goldstein from new haven.... i am soo sorry for your loss, norman sounds like he was an amazing man... may his memory be a comfort to you at this time.
lynne greenberg miller,
Dear Suzanne, Seth, and Daniella,
We are in deep shock to hear the news. What a great loss! We feel deeply for you. You will be in our thoughts.
News about your tragic loss came via Hillhouse '67 Facebook page. Your husband sounds like a remarkable man. Mark and I wish you and your children well. May his memory be a blessing.
Judy (Zellman) and Mark Sklarz
Dear Suzanne, Daniella and Seth. We are in shock and disbelief at the news today. Our hearts go out to you.
- Paul and Dalia
Seth, I am so sorry to hear this terrible news. The loss of your father must be devastating. I remember meeting him one time at a Field Day, and his strong personality left a permanent impression. It is not possible for me to be there tomorrow, but I will think of him and you.
My heart goes out to Suzanne and the children. I know my brother Fred, his HBS classmate and Channel One partner, is devastated by the loss of his friend. Jane (Hopengarten) Moss, Pinehurst, NC
I first met Norman at Community Boating when I volunteered to teach windsurfing. I last saw him in September 2011 at the AMC Windsurfing Boston Club's annual weekend trip to the Lighthouse Inn in W. Dennis, MA. He told me all about his recent horseback riding safari in Africa. What an interesting, intelligent and adventurous man. He made an incredible contribution to promote the sport of windsurfing. The AMC Windsurfing Boston Club will miss him greatly!
Dear Suzanne, Seth and Daniella
We are so terribly saddened by the passing of your devoted husband and father. Our heartfelt condolences from us all..Lois, Paul, Max and Scott
Suzanne and family, I will cherish memories of Norman and our conversations at my sisters forever.
Monica Vinasco and sons
Dear Suzanne, Daniella and Seth,
This is such a tragedy. I only knew Norman for a short time, but he helped make Boston feel like home for me. I enjoyed getting to know him and swapping adventure stories. I will miss not seeing him, but will remember our brief friendship fondly. Please let me know if I can help you in any way with this difficult time. I'm so sorry.
Suzanne, Daniella and Seth,
We are so sorry for this terrible loss, and deeply saddened at Norman's being snatched from us too soon. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Marcia Hulley and Scot Osterweil
I am so sad to hear the news of your husband's passing. I am sending you and your families love and prayers.
Best, Darcey Yerkes
MSSB Women's Council
I kept hoping and thinking over and over again that if anyone in the entire world could survive an accident like this that it would be Norman. I think that says it all. He was a special person, always very courteous, and was truly proud and supportive of his family and friends and he always had unimaginable energy, strength and passion; the same attributes can be seen in his family. We will all miss him very much. Rick Mankin and family.
Remembering Norman today as a fun-loving yet serious dad at the Clarendon St. playground in Boston, his bright smile and enthusiasm for the outdoors ... and thinking about the inherent risks in living life to its fullest ... I wish all of his dear friends and family solace and strength in knowing their loved one's life was fully lived.
I will never forget Norman. He was the very first person to hire me when I started my small business as a Handy Person. He kept me busy with fun fix-it projects around his home. When I didn't know how to do something, he would smile and trust me to figure it out. He was a generous teacher, mentor, and self-esteem booster. I was endlessly entertained by his love for life and still talk about him all the time. Some of my favorite memories when I was working at his house are when the wind would pick up outside and in a matter of seconds he would be running out of the house in his wetsuit headed to the Charles to go windsurfing. Suzanne, Daniella and Seth, you are in my thoughts and I'm so sorry for your loss.
Dear Suzanne - you are in my thoughts and heart.
I will greatly miss Norman's enthusiasm and friendliness. Whether through windsurfing, putting on the swim races, or just having a talk on the phone, I always enjoyed his company.
My deepest sympathies to Seth and the rest of the Priebatsch family.
Charles and family. We would like to let you know that we are all deeply sharing your pain, sorrow and agony. We have been reading about the wonderful life and work of your brother Norman and we thank God for it. We pray and wish you strength and love to find comfort in his memory as well as his celebrated and meaningful life? Bongi Mkhabela, CEO Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Trust
As a board member of the Charles River Swimming Club Norman unwaveringly supported our efforts from the start. His enthusiasm and his "anything is possible" attitude were infectious and he will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to Norman's family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I first met Norman many years ago running along the Charles River, we were both training for the Boston Marathon. We were good company for each other on some long cold runs, I instantly recognized what an interesting ,thoughtful person he was, and liked him very much.
My deep Sympathy to Suzanne, Daniella and Seth
Suzanne, Daniella, & Seth, I am so very sorry for your loss. It has been many years since I lived with your family but have very fond memories of my time with all of you. Our thoughts are with you.
Norman will be greatly missed by his friends at Community Boating. I loved seeing him on his windsurfer as we planed by each other on the Charles River. He always had a big smile on his face while taking one hand off the boom to give me a "thumbs-up".
My heartfelt sympathies to his wife, daughter, and son.
Extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Norman will be greatly missed.
Daniella and Seth,
I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Please accept my deepest condolences. I will always remember your father's determination and commitment to CJP phone-a-thons. He was a role model for all of us.
As an occasional hiking buddy over more than 30 years, I know how much Norm loved the outdoors, and Tuckerman in particular. However long I live I will think of Norm with love and affection every time I set foot in those mountains.
To Suzanne, Daniella, and Seth: Margaret, Zoe, Lily, Zack and Jasper all send their most sincere condolences.
Dear Suzanne, Daniela, and Seth, our thoughts are with you. March 7th I attended a talk by Michael Porter at HBS when Norman came and sat next to me. This was the last time we saw each other. Since Maximilian and Seth attended Dexter School, we stayed connected during all these years. We will remember Norman in our family.
Wolfgang, Doris, Maximilian Klietmann
My deepest sympathy on the loss of dear Norman. I did masonry work for him many years ago. He was a kind and wonderful person and will be truly missed by all. .
I'm at a loss for words.... Norman had the energy and enthusiasm of youth.... with the wisdom and judgment of his life's experience.
What a tragic loss, what an extraordinary person. You did not have to spend much time with Norman to sense his passion for his family, his ideas, his next outdoor adventure—even his latest phone app. His memory will be a source of strength and inspiration for all who knew him.
Suzanne, Daniella & Seth,
I am so sorry for your loss.
Suzanne, Daniella & Seth, I am so sorry for your loss and thinking of you all today. May his memory be for a blessing.
Thinking of you Suzanne and Daniella and Seth. We will miss Norman's enthusiasm and his monthly emails with prodding to join him on some adventure.
How tragic and sad.
Love to his family
As Daniella's kindergarten teacher, I have fond
memories of your family. Please know that my heart is with you. - Naomi Katz Mintz
Dear Suzanne, Daniella and Seth~
We are so sorry to hear this tragic news. This is yet another reminder of the fragility of life. Back Bay won't be the same without Norman running in preparation for the Marathon. You are in our thoughts.
Susan, Curt, Madison and Chase Gilmore
What a terrible loss of a wonderful man. He will be greatly missed in the many communities he touched including all of us at the New Center for Arts and Culture.
Our hearts go out to you Suzanne, Daniella and Seth. May his memory be a blessing.
Francine Achbar and Paula Sidman
Norman was the best man at my wedding, and one of the best men you could ever want as a friend. Our cable TV business put us side-by-side for 12 years and I can honestly say he was a great partner. He will be missed by all, but especially by One.
We are saddened to hear of Norman's tragic and sudden death. He will sorely be missed. What an accomplished mensch.
We were so sorry to read this news. It has been years since John Winthrop but we recall every year at the street fair seeing Norm patiently trying to hook up the sound system to your house for HIldred. Molly and Seth were in class together. Nancy Serventi and Rich Gleeson