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Norma Propp Tulgan died on November 18, 2016 after a lengthy period of ill health at Berkshire Place where she had been a resident since August 2015.

She was born in Brooklyn, NY, the only child of Attorney Perry S. Propp and Rosalie Lepow Propp.

She was a gold medal graduate of Erasmus Hall High School and attended Vassar College her Freshman Year, transferring to Barnard College when she joined her husband while he was in medical school and from which she graduated and where she became a member of the Athena Society.

For four years the Tulgans resided in Albany, NY while her husband continued his medical training and where Norma was employed as a Civil Service test examination writer for the State of New York.

A resident of Pittsfield since 1962, she earned her M.Ed. from North Adams State College and taught at the former Rice School and at Berkshire Country Day School and the former DeSisto School. With the late Iris Schwartz, she developed an SAT Preparatory Course taught in their homes to dozens of high school students and also at Darrow School and North Adams State College until health issues caused her to have to stop her activities as they also called an end to her love of travel and participation in her beloved book club.

She was a member of Temple Anshe Amunim and its Sisterhood. She was also a member of its Religious School Committee Norma was a lifetime member of Hadassah and had been a member of the Junior League of Pittsfield served as a Board Member of the Berkshire Art Association.

Survivors besides her husband of sixty two years Dr. Henry Tulgan are her sons, James Propp Tulgan and his partner Debbie McGivern of Pittsfield and Bruce Lorin Tulgan and his wife Dr. Debby Applegate of New Haven, CT. and daughter, Dr. Ronna T. Ostheimer and her husband Thomas W. Ostheimer of Williamstown. She also leaves five grandchildren, Elisa Rose Tulgan and Joseph Perry Tulgan of Pompano Beach, FL, Perry Elizabeth Ostheimer and Erin Rosalie Ostheimer of NYC and Garret Elias Ostheimer of Williamstown.

SERVICES: Funeral services directed by Flynn and Dagnoli were held on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 1PM at Temple Anshe Amunim followed by burial in the Temple Cemetery. Shiva was held from 6-8PM at 25 Palomino Drive, Pittsfield on Monday evening.

The Tulgan Family wishes to express thanks to the Staff of Berkshire Place and to Hospice Care in the Berkshires for their devoted care.

Contributions in Norma's memory may be sent to a .

To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com

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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Nov. 22, 2016
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