Joshua Edward Norman, 28, of Toulouse, France, formerly of Mayfield, NY, passed away unexpectedly on April 15, 2019, from complications resulting from his participation in the Paris Marathon the day before.
Joshua was born March 28, 1991, to Edward Norman and Susan McKenna Norman and graduated with honors from Mayfield Central School in 2009. Joshua went on to attend SUNY New Paltz during which time he spent a semester studying abroad in Paris, France, where he fell in love with the city. Joshua ultimately transferred to the American University of Paris where he earned his B.A. degree in Comparative Literature and Latin, graduating Cum Laude in 2013. Joshua continued studying language, translation, and linguistics at the University of Lorraine, France.
Joshua was a Translator-Project Manager at Raptrad Imagine in Toulouse, France and had previously been employed by Gracenote in Queensbury, NY as a French Editor and Translator.
Joshua met the love of his life, Abdel-Karim Boucheta, in Paris on August 31, 2011, and they married on December 5, 2015.
Joshua is survived by his husband, Karim; his father, Edward Norman and his girlfriend Trisa Voorhees; his mother, Susan and her husband Matthew Shambo; his sister, Melanie; brother-in-law, Robert; and nieces, Adah and Hannelore Neelis; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his special kitty, Scratch.
Joshua was predeceased by his grandparents, Frederick and Adah Norman and James and Marion McKenna; uncle, John Norman; and cousins, Michael Norman and Kristopher Norman.
Joshua touched so many lives during his short life. Joshua’s light will shine on through all of us who had the privilege of knowing and loving him. Joshua was kind, funny, intelligent, loving, supportive, empathetic, understanding, curious, and an extraordinary person who will never be forgotten.
A celebration of Joshua’s life will be held at the Concordia Club, 138 Concordia Club Road, Gloversville, NY on July 20, 2019, at noon. We invite everyone who knew and loved Joshua to come share their favorite memory of his beautiful soul.
Donations in Joshua’s memory may be made to Mayfield Central School’s Band Program. Checks should be made out to “MCS Student Activities” with Joshua’s name noted.