EDDY--Rev. Norman. June 21, 2013 Loving husband of the late Rev. Dr. Margaret Ruth Eddy, loving father of Rebecca Eddy Feuerstein, Tim Eddy, and Martha Eddy, loving grandfather and great-grandfather. Born in New Britain, CT in 1920, he was a WWII veteran, joining the American Field Service as a volunteer ambulance driver after Pearl Harbor. He was attached to the British 8th Army through the war. A graduate of Yale, '42, he went to Union Theological Seminary. He was an early member of the East Harlem Protestant Parish group ministry and co-pastor with his wife of the East 100th St. Church. He was a pioneer in the treatment of narcotics addicts; in urban renewal housing as conceived by the residents of East Harlem, and community organizing with a spiritual foundation. He was a founder of the East Harlem Narcotics Committee; the Metro North Citizen's Committee; East Harlem Interfaith; the East Harlem Credit Union, the East Harlem Urban Center, and a founder of the Association of Neighborhood Housing Developers. He was a mentor to many. He constantly challenged people to live their lives guided by the Holy Spirit. Wake and viewing on Friday, June 28, 5-8pm at Church of the Resurrection 325 E. 101 St., New York, NY. Funeral Service-June 29, 11am-Church of the Resurrection. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: New York Theological Seminary Margaret and Norman Eddy Program Center for Spiritual Coordination and Community Well-being. 425 Riverside Drive, Suite 500 New York, NY 10115.
Published in The New York Times on June 23, 2013