Richard Normile

Obituary of Richard Normile

Richard H. Normile, Ph.D., of Binghamton, New York, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 1, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Dick was born on December 2, 1939 in Binghamton, the son of Joseph Normile and Eleanor (Flynn) Normile. After completing high school at St. Patrick's Academy, Dick graduated from Villanova University and received his doctoral degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Upon graduation, he completed his internship in Clinical Psychology at Spring Grove Hospital in Catonsville, Maryland. Dick returned to Binghamton to raise his family in the town he called home, and served the greater community as a practicing Clinical Psychologist for over 50 years with both the Broome County Mental Health Clinic and in private practice. His commitment to his profession included mentoring Binghamton University Ph.D. candidates, consulting at both BOCES and Broome Developmental Center. Dick had a grace about him as a counselor that brought out one's strength, dignity and courage; traits that always defined him. He was truly a Renaissance man and a goal setter, who was always interested in a challenge and driven to complete the job at hand. While dedicated to his profession, his first love was family and spending time at Silver Lake, Pennsylvania. Dick was a gifted athlete who had an appreciation for art, architecture, music and nature. He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-three years, Kathryn Lang Normile; his son Brian and daughter-in-law, Christine; his daughter Alison and son-in-law, Evan Brumm; and four grandchildren, Brendan, Colin, Kate and Gavin. Dick is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Anne and Sherwood Walls; his brother-in-law, Richard F. Lang and his wife, Kathryn Rodgers Lang; his sister-in-law, Theresa Lang Smith and her husband, William Smith IV; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Patrick's Church, corner of Oak and Leroy Streets, Binghamton, Saturday, March 10 at 1 p.m. The family will receive friends at J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main Street, Binghamton, Friday, March 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. A private family burial service will be held in St. Augustine's Cemetery, Silver Lake, PA.,at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to the Edward L Rose Conservancy PO Box 8, Montrose, Pennsylvania, 18801 or please consider giving the gift of life through a blood donation.