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Memorial Service for Steve Norwick Set for Aug. 12 at SSU

Gifts in his honor requested to go to Fairfield Osborn Preserve


The memorial service for will be held on the campus at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12. The event is planned as a celebration of his life for family, friends, colleagues, students and former students. It will be held at the Lakes area on the north side of campus.

Norwick, 68, was riding his bicycle on Petaluma Hill Rd. on June 8. by a pickup truck, allegedly driven by , also 68, of Rohnert Park. Norwick never recovered consciousness and .

An SSU environmental studies professor for many years, Norwick had just retired but remained a popular figure on campus and in the Cotati area. for his many friends in the Sonoma County bicycling community took place on Sunday, July 8, one month after the collision.

The Norwick family request that people who would like to attend RSVP so they can plan for beverages, chairs and parking. Guests are asked to carpool when possible. RSVPs can be made online here.

The family has also requested that gifts in his memory be kept simple, and nothing new is created or permanently installed. They request gifts be made to SSU's Fairfield Osborn Preserve (FOP), a place close to his home, heart and life-long work.

"FOP is a preserve near the University that Norwick hiked frequently and took hundreds of students there for classes. It is close to his home, heart and life-long work, say family and friends. Funds donated in his honor will help others to experience the beauty of Fairfield Osborn Preserve and mountain he loved." A Flickr gallery of FOP is online.

Specific questions about giving in Professor Norwick's memory can be directed to Michelle Covington, (707) 664-4151 or by email.

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