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Norman A. Winston of Northampton died Nov. 9th. He was the husband of Charlotte Winston. Born in Cambridge, he was the son of Mitchel and Elizabeth Winston. He graduated Northampton High School and at age of 17 volunteered in the U.S. Navy. He later served in the Air Force Reserves for over 20 years. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, and from Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. He owned Winston’s Pharmacy and Bran-Win Pharmacy for many years. In 1967, he was among the first group of pharmacists who received special federally sponsored training at Northeastern University in consulting pharmacy to monitor administration of medications in nursing homes. He innovated a new computerized med sheet for documenting the administration of medications in nursing homes which was adopted nationwide. He was the pharmacy consultant for the Smith College Infirmary and Clarke School for the Deaf Infirmary. He was a Commander of the American Legion, president of the Kiwanis Club, and active in the Downtown Business Association of the Chamber of Commerce. In addition to  his wife of 49 years, he is survived by three children, two daughters, Marjorie and her husband, Paul Dziewit, of Chicopee, and Jane, and her husband, Robert Blauvelt, of Needham; a son, James Winston of Northampton; and four grandchildren, David Dziewit, Michael Dziewit, Sarah Blauvelt and Daniel Blauvelt. Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation B’nai Israel, 253 Prospect St. Northampton, MA. 01060 or Cooley-Dickinson Hospital Development Office, P.O. Box 329, Northampton, MA. 01061-0329.

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