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Name: Brenda Carpen

Date: 2010-04-07

Comment:
This is unbelievably sad. Norm was our neighbor a warm and welcoming neighbor. Our boys were at preschool and school together. My heart goes out to Fati and her boys.

Brenda


Name: Yanick Henry

Date: 2010-04-07

Comment:
Farah and I worked together a number of years ago, and through this relationship met Norman. My husband and I had the opportunity to visit the Shuremans at their lovely home in Altadena. I just heard about this tragedy last night, and the news has weighed heavily on my heart since then. I just want to extend my condolences to Farah, Milo, and Kian, and let them know that their family will be in our prayers.

Yanick


Name: JaNeal Irish

Date: 2010-04-07

Comment:
I can't seem to get Norman and the Schureman family off my mind...but how could you. For the few years we lived in California, we tried to take every opportunity and share the experience of being part of the whole Schureman family. It was a blessing for us to have that influence from people who absolutely love life and family. Norman and the Schureman family will influence mine forever.

I know he is continuing to impact many others, even now!

Love, The Irish's


Name: Darci Raphael

Date: 2010-04-04

Comment:
I got to know Norm half-way through my time at Art Center...I had slowly gotten up the nerve to ask what class he was teaching after months spent sneaking peaks into his classroom and seeing the incredible drawings on the board. Norm was instantly welcoming. I took several classes with him and was always just so motivated and inspired. It's so rare to find someone so completely in sync with their calling, so radiant. Norm was just that incredibly special presence - an enormous teacher and an inspiring friend. Norm, your family is in my prayers. Thank you for all that you gave.


Name: Sandi Schureman

Date: 2010-04-03

Comment:
I still can't wrap my head and heart around the fact that Norman is gone. He will be so missed. Norman and Fati were always so kind and loving to our family. Eveytime we would come to visit from Arizona, they would drive down to Costa Mesa to see Us! Whenever anyone entered a room, Norm would get up, with his arms outstretched saying heeyyy and give you a big old hug n tell you he loved you. He was a great dad and loved Fati n the boys SO much! We are here for you Fati, Milo n Kian. Our love flies with you little brother til we meet again. I love you!! Sandi


Name: Richard Ash

Date: 2010-04-02

Comment:
My name is Richard Ash. My wife, Rocio, and our son, Lewis, are down-the-street neighbors of the Schureman's. My wife, Rocio, stands in the front of the window in our kitchen that faces the street. Occasionally, she has seen Norm drive by holding his hand above his eyes shielding the glare of the sun setting at days' end. He's bringing his boys home from school. She still expects to see him. As for myself, I had the good fortune of having a beer with him on a few occasions. It's true what's said upon meeting someone. You can tell what kind of person he/she is with the first handshake. He was special. We will miss him.


Name: Stephanie Tyler

Date: 2010-04-01

Comment:
I am so truly sorry for the loss of such a great man, teacher, father, husband and friend. Milo said it best in his letter...his father is a hero!


Name: Jan Trondsen

Date: 2010-03-31

Comment:
-Norm was one of my first instructors at the Art Center and was passionate about steering us into design and sketching habits that we would need to survive at ACCD. I remember how nervous I was for the big final presentation where I designed two clocks and made working models using a cheap off the shelf clock mechanism of course! But before the presentation Norm brought a few beers and handed them out to the few of us visibly shaken! I was much more comfortable after that!
After that term I saw him often in the halls but didn't spend as much time with him again until after I had graduated. Norm let me join him in some freelance work with a few underwater attractions he was working on in Dubai. Oddly my sister (Liv McMillan) having never attended Art Center also got to know Norm, his loving family and his hairless cat well by coincidence. It's not THAT surprising though as gregarious people find each other easily and reach out to the quieter ones.
Thank you Norm very very much.
j!


Name: Georg Preyß

Date: 2010-03-31

Comment:
Norm!
For a nice colourgradient,I still use my right thumb
smearing the hell out of it
You were on-of-a-kind, leaving a great footprint in my life.

Thank you Norm!

Georg


Name: Deyan Ninov

Date: 2010-03-30

Comment:
While I only had Norm as a teacher for one class, it was enough to leave a huge impression on me and my career. Thank you Norm, for being such a positive and inspirational teacher to us all.


Name: Greg Stoermer

Date: 2010-03-30

Comment:
Thank you Norm, for all the guidance you gave us students. We miss you greatly.


Name: Ezekiel (ZEK) Wheeler

Date: 2010-03-30

Comment:
Norm.

You always believed in me even when I began to second guess my decision to become a designer. Yes it was hard, Yes it was competitive but you made it fun! Thank you for all the memories, and the great hugs, smiles, and critiques. I will miss you my friend.


Name: Lisa A. Blair

Date: 2010-03-29

Comment:
Watching the Hawk circling the clear blue sky- keen eyes, soaring turns playing within the wind- I am blessed to feel the beauty of Norm Schureman's Spirit gliding gracefully above-Forever Radiant ...

Thank-you for allowing me the to sit amongst You All, under the "Oak Tree"-Love, Blair


Name: James Paick

Date: 2010-03-29

Comment:
It still isn't real to me. Norman, you are missed!

I think of you and the impact you had on my life everyday. Your life was a celebration of nature and passion. I feel extremely fortunate to have been your student and for giving me insight on what it really means to be a designer. Memories of class, sketching field trips and gatherings in your backyard will forever be in my heart.

We all love you as a brother....


Name: John Schureman

Date: 2010-03-29

Comment:
My Father Stewart and Bob Schureman were cousins however, more like brothers. I had the good fortune to have spent time with Norman and his family as a kid growing up. Norman and I are close in age and I recall loving my time there in Costa Mesa. My Father loved Bob, Mary and their family. I fell out of touch with Norman and his family over the years, and the last time we were together was at my Fathers funeral. Unfortunately, I did not know Norman in his adult years. As a kid, he was absolutely a high energy, talented, confident Kid. Truly a blast to be with...we found (made up) interesting things to do all day long. Drawing together was a a favorite past time. We were both naturals at it, and had that commonality. The Memorial Service Sunday was amazing. I am so proud to be even just a small part of Normans life. My wife Helen and I had the privilege to reunite with many family members along with meeting Fati and some of her family. Norman has impacted my life, and will continue to do so. I am really looking forward to sharing some stories with Bob and Mary in the near future with some planned visits. Normans work has inspired me to "pick up the pencil" again, and I'll have his picture close by. My thoughts and prayers for Norman and his family. Love, John


Name: Richard Matsushita

Date: 2010-03-29

Comment:
Beautiful photos, Beautiful person he was and is, his spirit lives! I was a student of his between '92 & '96 in two of his classes. He was inspirational, encouraging, motivating, passionate, full of energy, you can see it in his eyes, just like his father, who I met at CSULB back in '86, very giving..always putting the students first. I haven't visited Norm since I graduated, so I was thinking about paying him a visit sometime in April. I was happy that I had sent him an email indicating this and Thanking him for his talent and his classes which were always the best, for being inspirational, motivational, and always teaching us, giving guidance and teaching us his coolest techniques. I also mentioned to him that I was nominated for an Emmy for my work, I'm sure he knew he was part of it. He will never be forgotten. God Bless you all.


Name: Venus Y. Y. Chan

Date: 2010-03-29

Comment:
Why? wished i could have taken his entertainment classes building all the beautiful costumes and props! Norm teaches us how to have fun in life. He took us out to the bars, the museums, the zoo, and all the coolest places to find inspirations. Norm is such a great treasure both to the college and to the design industry. He will be missed dearly...


Name: Tyler West

Date: 2010-03-29

Comment:
The design community lost a dear friend. Norm Schureman was one of the most influential figures in my career. He not only inspired me to grow as an artist, but also to grow as a person. His dedication to Art Center was unmatched. He gave everything he had to his students and their growth. I will miss being around him and the immeasurable pride he had for all of his students. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family.


Name: Blaise

Date: 2010-03-29

Comment:
Art Center mourns today another fallen artisan gone too soon... though we may occasionally disagree with one another, as students, faculty and staff our passion to further good art and design is the common unbreakable thread that draws us together. You have left quite a legacy for the rest of us to live up to, Norm.
To the Schureman family, know that we all cry with you.


Name: Thomas Olson

Date: 2010-03-29

Comment:
I am so sorry to hear this news. Norm's classes in Vis Com near the end of my Illustration education profoundly shaped the course of my work after I graduated. Norm epitomized the Art Center ideal of being a very demanding instructor, but one who enthusiastically fanned the sparks he saw in his students, and lifted us up as much as he pushed us. My heart is torn for his family. Thank you for sharing your father and husband with all of us. He will never be forgotten, and he will always be loved.


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