Norbert Allen Newman


Norbert Allen Newman, 71, of Greenwood, IN passed away unexpectedly on November 27, 2022. He was born on Sept. 6, 1951 in Canandaigua, NY to Danny Harry Newman and Lellean Joyce (Ostrander) Newman.

Norbert graduated with a degree in architecture from Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY. His first job was with the New York State Hardware Association, after which, he relocated to Indianapolis, to work for the National Retail Hardware Association.

In 1989, Norbert opened Newman Design Group where he was actively working at a career that he loved.

Norbert loved attending Colts games, traveling, playing golf, listening to music, dancing, and spending time with his buddies, who he referred to as “the Knights of the Roundtable”. His favorite pastime was sitting on the deck watching the sunset, listening to Simply Red.

He was an active, longtime member of Greenwood Christian Church, The Institute of Store Planners, Sons of American Legion, Indiana Seniors Golf Association, and a former member of Dye’s Walk Country Club.

Norbert is survived by his wife, of 37 years, Debra Lollar Newman; his mother, Lellean Joyce Newman; sister, Lisa Darlene Rein; brother, Tracy Scott Newman; niece, Nicole Marie Newman; nephews, Daniel John Newman, and Tyler Scott Newman (Godson); several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Danny Harry Newman; and his furbuddy, Ziggy.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at G. H. Herrmann Greenwood Funeral Home at The Gardens of Olive Branch, 1605 S. State Road 135, Greenwood, IN. A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 1:00 PM at the funeral home.

Norbert will be laid to rest in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, Johnson County Humane Society, or Greenwood Christian Church, Operation Care. Please share memories, photographs and online condolences with the family at