Norman Garmezy

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I want to thank you for the joy and healing your father brought to our family. Norm opened the doors to growth and healing for me. When I shared my newly gained insights and experiences with my brother, unbeknownst to me, he was struggling also.Norm opened his door on a Holiday weekend to a man deeply in need of help.His timley assistance and guidance led to remarkable changes, healing, and joy in the lives of many.We will always be grateful for his kindness.Our thoughts and prayers are...

As a doctoral student writing a dissertation on resilience and having overcome adversity in my personal life, I thank God for giving us Dr. Garmezy. His trailblazing work helped pave the way for so many of us interested in this field.

My sincere condolences to his family and my profound gratitude for their sharing him with the rest of the world.
Dr. Garmezy will always be remembered and held in the highest regard. My prayers are with you.

On behalf of Kathy and Dan, Andy and Pat, and Larry and myself, thank you everyone for the expressions of sympathy, the warm wishes, and for the anecdotes that are making us smile. Mom and Dad were unique, as your stories show. Lisa Garmezy

I have very fond memories of Norma and Eddie since my parent first met them in North Carolina in the early '50s shortly after the Garmezy's arrive at Duke. My parents were faculty at the School of Public Health at UNC in Chapel Hill. They met (since I was 6 at the time I am not sure how) but they became fast friends based on very complimentary world views as astonishing couples each with an enormous sense of humor. My parents and the Garmezy's kept in touch over the next 60 years and despite...

On behalf of the Archives of the History of American Psychology, AHAP, our condolences are with you and your family. We were all saddened to hear of Norm's passing. He was such a pioneer in the field of psychology and made so many worthwhile contributions. May you be filled with many pleasant memories.

On behalf of the staff at Courage Center, please accept our condolences on the loss of Norman. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Norman Garmezy was always the life of the party, an intellectual leader
at the University of Minnesota. I remember his telling of his meeting
with the Psych 1 class in which there were over 5oo students. He was
wearing binoculars and lifted them, looked at the class, and in his charmingly adaptive German accent said: "All these students for German 57? He commanded respect from faculty across the continuum, not only from the psychologists because he was such an

I knew Norman as a fellow faculty member and as a friend. Many others can speak more precisely about his scientific achievements because we were in very different fields of psychology, but I can testify that he was a great human being. And without doubt one of the funniest people I ever knew. He could perform at the drop of a hat and have his audience laughing out loud in no time. I remember a skit he did at the kids' school in which he melded the opening lines of Hamlet and Death of a...

I never knew Dr. Garmezy personally, but his work continues to give hope and scientific support to the work I do with graduate students, young children, and their families. Mary Fran Flood,Pediatric Psychologist and Clinical Faculty, University of Nebraska--Lincoln


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