Norman W. Odlum, 91, died on August 27, 2014 in New York City. A native of Bristol Connecticut (BHS 40). Norman served the United States Navy during World War II. After the war he moved to New York City to study, under the auspices of the G.I. Bill of rights at New York University where he received his BA in 1949. In January 1950 he joined the SESAC, the music licensing organization, and was employed there except for a leave of absence to serve again in the Navy return the Korean War, until his retirement and early 1990s as a vice president.
He is predeceased by his mother and father William J. and Mary A.(Dube) Odlum; his companion , Xavier Sanlier-Lamark, his brother and sister-in-law Gordon and Rita(Callahan) Odlum; his brother in law and sister, Arthur and Vera "Toots" (Odlum) Pelletier, Sister in-law Margaret (Corbin) Pelletier. Nephews and nieces; William, Robert, and Richard Pelletier, and Catherine (McKay) Odlum. Survived by nieces and nephews; Mary (Murphy) Pelletier (William); Karen (Hagabees) Pelletier Cook (Robert), Doug Cook, Pauline (Allaire) Pelletier (Richard), Timothy and Denise (Krauss) Pelletier and Dennis Odlum and Karen Nyberg, Karen Corbin and Ted Morris. Cousins and great and great great nephews and nieces. Also Normanâs Catâs Buttie and Jodie will miss him dearly.
A Mass of Christian Burial and Military Honors will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on September 6, 2014 at St. Joseph Church 33 Queen St. Bristol, CT 06010.
A celebration of Life for Norman Odlum and Xavier Sanlier-Lamark will be held on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at 27 West 55th Street New York, New York.
Burial will be at the convenience of the Family in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol, CT.
A special Thank You to Altia, Margaret, Michelle, Tomasina and Val - his wonderful care givers.
In lieu of Flowers, please make a contribution to a charity of your choice or do a good deed.
Dunn Funeral Home 191 West St. is in charge of arrangements