On April 11, 2018, Jack Butler Norman III passed away at his home in New Hampshire. He was 47. Butler was a man of great character, humor, generosity and intellect — a son, brother and friend, to be honored and remembered.
Butler was born in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., on Feb. 4, 1971, to Jack Butler Norman Jr. and Gloria Gash. He attended Rutgers University, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology. Butler went on to earn a Master of Social Work at New York University, from which he graduated magna cum laude.
Butler’s appreciation for nature and his love of hiking began at a young age while spending his summers in the mountains of Western North Carolina. This adoration ultimately led him to the Northeast where he settled in New Hampshire to pursue what he loved most — helping others. Butler was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker committed to helping people overcome addiction and the associated judgments and stigmas.
Butler is survived by his mother and stepfather, Tom and Gloria Gash of St. Simons Island; his sister, Emily Caroline Pernoll, and his nephew Martin William Pernoll II, both of Brentwood, Calif. Butler’s death is preceded by that of his father, Jack Butler Norman Jr.; his paternal grandparents, Jack Butler Norman and Elizabeth Macon Isom; and his maternal grandparents, Thomas and Kate Thompson.
A celebration of Butler’s life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the family’s home on St. Simons Island.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Jack Butler Norman III to Compassion4Addiction, a nonprofit co-founded by Dr. Gabor Mate, who was highly revered by Butler throughout his career. www.compassion4addiction.org/donate/
Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home in Nashua, N.H., is in charge of the arrangements.