Norma Paskash was a kind and generous woman who believed in honesty and being fair to everyone, her children said.
“She had a general love of life,” said her son, Steve Paskash.
Norma Paskash, 83, of Hobart, died Feb. 12. She had been assistant director of nursing at St. Mary Medical Center. She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.
Paskash was proud of the fact that she had earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, said her son.
“She placed a high value on education,” he said.
Adams said she was always interested in furthering her education and trying something new.
“She always kept learning and trying new things,” she said.
Paskash loved to garden and to cook, and loved to share her knowledge of canning and baking with family members.
She also loved doing puzzles and reading, her son said.
She was politically aware, and was continually writing columns or opinion pieces for a variety of publications. She also would write her congressman with her opinions, her children said.
She loved music, and had played organ at her church for decades, her children said.
In addition to playing organ for her church, she loved a wide variety of music, including jazz, rock ’n' roll and Motown.
Paskash was passionate about horses, and had two that she loved to ride and show.
She loved her grandchildren, and even once took her horse to her granddaughter’s show-and-tell.
“She was a wonderful grandma,” Adams said. “She loved spending time with her grandchildren.”