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DR. NORMAN MICHAEL TRABULSY, DDS MAGD, 78 passed away peacefully on October 29, 2013 surrounded by his loving family and friends. Norman is the beloved husband of 56 years to Vivian I. Trabulsy; loving father of Norman (Rochelle) M. Trabulsy, Jr. of the Bahamas, Paul (Dana) R. Trabulsy, Natalie (Jim) A. Westenhaver, Carl (Linette) D. Trabulsy, of Ft. Pierce, Florida and Angela (Colin) Pickard of London, England; loving Grandfather to eleven grandchildren Michael and Kristen Trabulsy, Kate and Christine Westenhaver, Ryan and Kyle Trabulsy, Edmund, Scarlet and Victoria Pickard, Russell and Maria Laine. Other survivors include his mother Ann Tomey Trabulsy, sister Theresa Tayoun and brother Michael Trabulsy, Jr. He was preceded in death by his father Michael Trabulsy, Sr. and sister Diane Jackson. Norman was born on June 24th, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Miami, FL. He attended the University of Miami and graduated in 1957 with a B.S. degree with a major in chemistry. He then attended the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland and graduated in 1963 with a DDS degree. He also served in the U.S. Coast Guard reserve, and as a Captain in the U.S. Air force Dental Corps. from 1963 through 1965. Norman and Vivian moved to Ft. Pierce, Florida in 1965 where he started his dental practice and raised his family. He practiced dentistry for 35 years in Ft. Pierce until 2000 at which time he sold his practice with the intent to retire. Missing his profession and patients, he began to work part time at Root Dental in Vero Beach, Fl. Norman was an incredibly talented dentist, unabashedly exhibiting the evident love for his profession and undeniable compassion for his patients. The testimonies to his professional success included his academic accomplishments, accolades from his fellow dental professionals and his many devoted patients who would travel for many miles to see him. He attended the University of Florida School of Dentistry where he completed a two-year program to obtain a certificate in comprehensive dentistry and also became a master of the academy of general dentistry. Norman was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Anastasia Church since 1965 during which time he served as a Eucharistic Minister and had served on the parish council. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th degree. Services: Visitation will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013 from 5-7 PM with a Prayer Service at 6:00 PM at Haisley Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St. Anastasia Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the
, 501 St. Jude Research Hospital, Attn: Memorials, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 Dunn Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981, www.TCHospice.org Arrangements are under the direction of Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service. An online guest book may be signed at www.haisleyfuneralhome.com
Published in the TC Palm on Nov. 1, 2013