Written by Pat Eagleson Friday, 30 October 2009 00:00
Norman “Dick” Dolid, former Great Neck resident for nearly 50 years, worked for peace and died in peace among loved ones at the Quadrangle, his home in Haverford, PA, on Oct. 25, 2009.
Dick and beloved wife Marcelle were vibrant members of the Great Neck community. Their lifelong activism to promote social justice and world peace was highlighted in several Great Neck Record articles over the years. Recently, Dick’s photo appeared in a Philadelphia newspaper as a senior activist in weekly vigils protesting the war in Iraq. After Dick and Marcelle moved to the Quadrangle in 2000, Dick built a new community of supportive friends who shared his vitality and many interests.
In addition to a busy career in financial management, Dick and Marcelle were lifelong learners who participated in many community arts and cultural activities. They devoted themselves to helping raise their grandchildren, Jonathan and Daniel Fichter and Anne and Thomas Howard Dolid. Dick’s children and spouses, Margaret and Andrew Fichter and Peter and Jill Dolid, treasure Dick and Marcelle for embracing the family in a perfect circle of love and delight.