MASS Dr. Norman Mass, age 56, of Fairfield, passed away in his home on Sunday, May 23, 2004, following a long illness, while surrounded by his loving family. As a caring son, devoted husband, loving father, brother, uncle, and friend to so many, Norman touched the lives of everyone who knew him. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was raised in the village of Roslyn on Long Island. He was a graduate of Herricks High School in Roslyn, N.Y., SUNY Stonybrook and NYU Dental School. Norman was a member of the American Dental Association, the Connecticut State Dental Society, the Danbury Dental Society and had practiced dentistry in Bethel, since 1977. He was also a faithful member of both the Bethel Jaycees and Congregation Beth-El of Fairfield. Son of Mannie and Della Mass, of Boca Raton, Fla., Norman was predeceased by his first wife Sara Mass. He leaves behind his present wife Lois Ravage-Mass; daughter, Dr. Jessica Mass Levitt and her husband, Jeffrey Levitt of New York City; son, Daniel Mass of Norwalk; daughter, Erica Ravage Wright and her husband, Peter Wright of New York City, daughter, Brett Ravage and her fiancé, Aaron Rosen of New York City, daughter, Lindsay Ravage of Los Angeles, Calif.; brother, Scott Mass and his wife, Susan Mass of Woodstock, N.Y., dr. Michael Mass and wife, Sari Mass of New York City; brother-in-law, Dr. Arthur Meltzer and his wife, Dr. Debra Voulalas of Radnor, Pa., brother-in-law, Dr. David Pagar and his wife, Valerie Pagar of Trumbull; sisters-in-law, Sheila Kerzner and her husband, Michael Kerzner, of Waterbury, and Pamela Kennedy and her husband, Charles Kennedy, of Trumbull, and as well as many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Services will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 11 a.m. at Beth-El Synagogue, 1200 Fairfield Woods Road in Fairfield. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, to the attention of Dr. Raja Flores, to further his work in mesothelioma research. The Abraham L. Green & Son Funeral Home, is in care of the arrangements.
Published in Connecticut Post on May 25, 2004.