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Norman Thomas Brown
  • November 09, 1940
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  • September 04, 2020

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Norman Thomas Brown, 79, passed away in Ocala Florida on September 4, 2020.
He was born on November 9, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Janet F. Brown; a daughter Tracy Brown of Chicago, IL; a son Kevin ( Danielle) Brown and grandson Kai H. Brown all of Crown Point, IN. Norman is also survived by his dear sister Doris Humpich of Tinley Park, IL. He has nieces, nephews and cousins too numerous to name.
He joins his parents, Thomas and Amelia Brown and brothers Robert and Donald in heaven.
Norman was born and raised in Chicago. He found his calling to law enforcement where he served the City of Chicago for 30 years all in District 004. In retirement, Norm and Jan settled in The Villages, Florida. He was an avid golfer and painter. He was a fan of All Notre Dame, White Soxs and his beloved Blackhawks.
His best memories include his grandson, Kai and family. He was a true patriot and extremely proud of the men and women who serve our nation. His pride in the Chicago Police Dept endured throughout his life.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday September 10, 2020 at the Baldwin Brothers Wildwood Location from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at 3990 E. SR 44, Ste. 105 Wildwood, FL 34785


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  1. 10 Sep 2020
    Herman Wallace says:
    I first saw Norm patrolling in South Shore in the early 70's, my old neighborhood. I guess what I remember most was his neat uniform something he continued in his career, always a dapper dresser uniform or plain clothes, which is where I really got to know him joining his tact team in 1986. I shared with him that memory of seeing him in the early 70's. I always enjoyed working around him although we were not partners he shared a lot of information and knowledge. His sense of humor was over the top, he had many funny stories to tell some about the job some not. Norm shared his family with us, not unusual when you work close in a small group of officers day in and day out. We got a kick out of his son Kevin's exploits in hockey and were introduced to him and once saw him in the dead of winter in shorts and flip flops at the local 7-11, of course we had to tell Norm, laughing the whole time. It was easy to see how important Norm's family was to him and I share your loss of a good man, a respected Police Officer and I hope he considered me a friend. My condolences to the family.

  2. 10 Sep 2020
    Ken & Linda says:
    On behalf of our entire family we send our love to you, Aunt Janet, and your family. Please know you all are in our prayers.
    Our loving memories of Uncle Norman will stay alive in our hearts forever!!
    He’s the best uncle ever and he was like an older brother to me. We love you and pray that you have comfort and peace.

  3. 10 Sep 2020
    Edwin Phillips says:
    Worked with Norm in 4 in the 70s He was An Officer and a Gentleman! Beau

  4. 10 Sep 2020
    Carol Underwood says:
    The tack team in heaven has another member but he will be missed here on earth! Love from Carol and Doug Underwood

  5. 10 Sep 2020
    Jeff Brosseau says:
    It was an honor and pleasure to meet you sir. You will be missed, but never forgotten. You are loved by many. You lived an honorable and noble life, and have had a positive effect on many, including myself.

  6. 10 Sep 2020
    Annette Mierniczak lit a candle:
    Lit since September 10, 2020 at 9:03:03 PM

  7. 10 Sep 2020
    Annette Mierniczak says:
    Dear Janet..... we are sorry for your loss. Norm was, by far, the nicest man we’ve ever met, and he will be missed. God speed, Norm!!
    Much love, Rich & Annette Mierniczak

  8. 10 Sep 2020
    Tracy Anne Brown lit a candle:
    Lit since September 10, 2020 at 9:35:06 PM

  9. 09 Sep 2020
    Al Elizondo says:
    Norm was one of the good ones. I had the privilege of working in the 004th District and always received a friendly hello whenever our paths crossed. Rest in peace brother.

  10. 09 Sep 2020
    john prendergast lit a candle:
    Lit since September 9, 2020 at 9:50:47 PM

  11. 09 Sep 2020
    Michael Fratto retired CPD lit a candle:
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  12. 09 Sep 2020
    Michael Fratto retired CPD says:
    I had the pleasure of working with Norm in the 4th District. We enjoyed many laughs together. Norm always had a smile to brighten your day. May he rest in peace. My condolences to Jan and family. I know he will missed.

  13. 09 Sep 2020
    George Weber says:
    A gentleman in the truest sense and an honor to have worked with. May he Rest In Peace. God bless.

  14. 09 Sep 2020
    Dan and Annette Breit lit a candle:
    Lit since September 9, 2020 at 9:17:01 AM

  15. 09 Sep 2020
    Len and Katherine says:
    Norm, Uncle Norm, Officer Brown. You lived a good life, fully, and the right way. A great husband, great father, great cop, great American. Always keeping it real. 10-42.

    Michael the Archangel, hold over the last shift, and block some intersections, for Norm. There will be running of red lights on the road Home.

    No need to check St. Peter`s ledger, just a flash of a CPD badge gains entry.

    God bless you.

  16. 09 Sep 2020
    Dan Breit says:
    You will be missed. I always enjoyed our talks together in our neighborhood Florida.

  17. 09 Sep 2020
    Doris (sister) says:
    Janet and family
    Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
    We share lots of precious memories too numerous to list here...
    Norman was a wonderful man.
    I certainly will miss his weekly phone chats! However, I know I will still continue to hear him in my heart!!!
    Love you all
    Doris

  18. 09 Sep 2020
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    Lit since September 9, 2020 at 9:15:52 AM

  19. 09 Sep 2020
    Anne & Billy lit a candle:
    Lit since September 9, 2020 at 9:12:12 AM

  20. 08 Sep 2020
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    Lit since September 8, 2020 at 9:53:41 PM

  21. 08 Sep 2020
    Matthew Napierkowski lit a candle:
    Lit since September 8, 2020 at 9:17:44 PM

  22. 08 Sep 2020
    Matthew Napierkowski says:
    Uncle Norman... Every memory I have comes back to this: genuine, real, a stand-up, Chicago good guy. He always seemed to be full of life. And laughter. And smiles. And good loud jokes, or smiles, or stories. I loved watching Uncle Norman and Aunt Janet with my parents...it was family. Here's to the incredible life and memories. I pray that those carry you, Aunt Janet and Tracy and Kevin, over the grief - eventually and in your good time. And that God's peace and Uncle Norman's smiles help comfort you again.

  23. 08 Sep 2020
    Doris (sister) lit a candle:
    Lit since September 8, 2020 at 9:53:52 PM

  24. 08 Sep 2020
    Tricia lit a candle:
    Lit since September 8, 2020 at 9:36:31 PM

  25. 08 Sep 2020
    Steven bohling says:
    Steve bohling and family I miss ya norm you were like family to me lots of laughs god speed

  26. 08 Sep 2020
    Jeff Brosseau lit a candle:
    Lit since September 8, 2020 at 9:31:04 AM

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