S. Norman ‘Norm’ Domenico ’48, DSc ’51 of Tulsa, Okla., died March 27, 2011. Norm was born in 1925 in Louisville, Colo., but was raised in Denver. He spent two years in the Naval Air Force before enrolling at Mines, where he earned a professional degree in geophysical engineering. A member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity, Norm went on to acquire a master’s in geophysics from the California Institute of Technology, where he worked as a graduate research assistant for Charles Richter. He returned to Mines for a doctorate in geophysics, and then was employed by Stanolind Oil and Gas (later renamed Amoco). Norm spent 22 years with Amoco; he held a wide variety of positions and traveled the world. In 1976, he was awarded a Distinguished Achievement Medal by Mines. His company, Norshir, was liquidated in 1996 as a life income gift to Mines. He taught courses on seismic exploration for Oil and Gas Consultants and was a visiting professor at the University of Oklahoma and Baylor University. Norm is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley; daughters, Debra and Cheryl; three grandsons; four sisters; and his nieces and nephews.
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