Norman A. Paduano

Norman A. Paduano

Norman A. Paduano, 91, passed away at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in the care of Halifax Hospice, Edgewater, Fla.

Currently residing in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., with his wife of 70 years, Pauline Paduano, Norman was born in Jamestown, NY, June 15, 1930, a son of the late Pasquale and Mary Carmella Palazzo Paduano.

He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in the Strategic Air Command during the Korean Conflict.

Norman was one of the foremost jazz musicians in the Jamestown area. His jazz guitar music was sought after. He taught music theory at the local colleges and at the renowned Chautauqua Institute. He also taught individual students and was the original founder of Chautauqua Music. Norman was instrumental in starting the Jamestown Musician’s Union. He was also a lifetime member of the American Federation of Musicians. Norman played jazz from coast to coast, never leaving behind his wife, Pauline (his forever roadie) or his four children. He was always perfecting his art, and could play any instrument with ease. He loved his guitar as much as his family.

He also loved boating on Chautauqua Lake, hunting and fishing with his sons (later years with a camera), had a wonderful sense of humor right to the end. He loved traveling and was ad-venturous, always up for ‘let’s see where this takes us.’

He will be remembered as a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who loved his children, grands, greats, and found all children to be precious.

Surviving are his wife, Pauline Elizabeth Harrington Paduano, whom he married March 29, 1952; four children: Deborah (Stan) Johnson of Edgewater, Fla., Patsy Paduano of Boynton Beach, Fla., Norman Paduano of Amelia Island, Fla., and Mary (Jeff) Goodwill of Port Orange, Fla., and Norfolk, Neb,; seven grandchildren: Mathew Johnson, Joseph Paduano, Andrew Paduano, Melissa Paduano, Ericka Alm, Kate Badgley and Stephanie Sullivan.; and seven great-grandchildren: Kai Johnson, Emma Johnson, Nolah Hamilton, London Hamilton, Henrik Alm, Harper Alm and Emelia Sullivan.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Patsy Paduano:, two sisters: Angeline Paduano, and Margaret Newcomb; and two infant brothers: Frank and Jerry. All of whom he missed and talked about with love and fondness. He was looking forward to their reunion.

A private, extended family graveside service will be held at a later date. Visitation will not be observed. Internment will be in the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Jamestown, N.Y.

Memorials may be made to Halifax Health-Hospice Care, 4140 S. Ridgewood Ave., Edgewater, FL. 32141, or New Smyrna Beach Fire Station, 1400 N Dixie Highway, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168.