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Norman Donald Tabachnick

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February 21, 1927 - March 9, 2014 Norman Donald Tabachnick died peacefully at home in Westwood on March 9, 2014; he was 87. Norman was born to Bertha and Louis in Toronto, Canada; he grew up in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood. By the time he was 22, Norman had already graduated from the University of Illinois and become a doctor. He was happily married to Evelyn Tabachnick, née Weinberg, for the past 67 years. Norman and Evelyn moved to Los Angeles in 1953, where they raised their two children, Erica (deceased) and Daniel. Dr. Tabachnick worked as a Training Analyst at the Institute for Psychoanalysis and was a Distinguished Professor at UCLA, while also maintaining a private psychoanalytic practice. He was especially proud to be one of the founders of the Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Center. A friend once remarked that they "hope Norman is as good a doctor as he is a Greek dancer." He was. Norman also delighted in drama, music, travel, and, of course, his family. He will be greatly missed by many including his wife Evelyn, brother Kenny, son Daniel, grandchildren Lily, Miranda, Satya, William, and Cecilia, son-in-law Mark, and daughter-in-law Hardev. A memorial will be held on Saturday, March 29, at 2pm at the New Center for Psychoanalysis (2014 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025). Donations can be made in Norman's honor to either the ACLU or Doctors Without Borders.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Mar. 14 to Mar. 16, 2014
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