Norman Grossman
1922 - 2015
GROSSMAN-Norman, 1922-2015, distinguished aviation engineer, recognized for his pioneering work in design, production and testing of high performance military air craft, passed away peacefully at his home in Greenwich Village on Friday, May 29th. Dr. Grossman is survived by his wife, Thelma Mudick Grossman and his two nieces, Susan Scribner and Meryl Fiedelman. He began his career at Republic Aviation, which later became Fairchild-Republic, starting as a junior engineer and retiring as its Chairman and CEO. During his tenure, Fairchild was awarded many major military contracts including the A-10 (Warthog), a plane still described as "our most capable close air-support craft". As quick with a smile as he was with the answer to a complex theoretical problem, he was a rare bird in today's world, a gentlemen, a true scholar, one who lived his life with integrity and joy. In lieu of flowers, please perform one act of random kindness for an elderly person.

Published by Newsday on Jun. 3, 2015.
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We will always cherish your memory and hold it close to our hearts; You are missed by this family. Rest in peace, dear Uncle.
Meryl Fiedelman
May 25, 2021
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Meryl Fiedelman
May 25, 2019
June 1, 2015
The Li-Republic Airport Historical Society extends its most sincere condolences to the Grossman family at the passing of Dr. Norman Grossman. Dr. Grossman did so much for Republic Aviation and Fairchild Republic and their employees. His outstanding work made our Nation safeand secure.
Leroy Douglas
June 1, 2015

My sincere condolences to the family.
May 31, 2015
To Thelma- my sincere condolences. I am sorry I had not contacted you over the years since I new you and your family. I am glad you shared a long and wonderful life with Norman- I remember knowing him briefly.

Heartfelt sympathies-

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Ira J. Weinstein
May 31, 2015
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