Nora Lyn Grossman

April 26th, 1952 - July 6th, 2018


Service Date: July 10th, 2018

Funeral Service Details:

A graveside service led by Rabbi Rosen will be held Tuesday, July 10, at 11 a.m. at Beth Yeshurun Post Oak Cemetery, 1037 N. Post Oak, Houston, Texas 77055.


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Nora Grossman, 66, passed away Friday July 6, 2018 following a long and brave battle with illness.

Nora leaves behind her son Nicholas Howard and her daughter-in-law Ashley Howard; her loving partner, Jerry Kaplan; her sisters Susan Lee and Carol Grossman; her grandsons Harrison and Conrad Howard, and many close friends.

Nora was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, the daughter of Bernard and Betty Grossman.

Upon graduating from Richard King High School, she attended the University of Texas where she received a degree in communications.

Shortly after graduating college, Nora moved to Houston, Texas.  She quickly became involved in the art community.  She founded The Performing Arts in Houston Magazine, she was an Art Curator specializing in building art collections for Fortune 500 Companies and private collectors.  Due to illness, she was forced to retire.  However, she maintained her love for the arts as a patron, member and donor to galleries and museums including The Menil Collection and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

Nora was a committed mother, grandmother (Nane), loving partner, and friend.  She devoted her life to raising her son, Nick, always placing his needs above her own.  She was fortunate to find a loving partner, Jerry, to share many wonderful adventures as well as their love of art and culture.  Nora’s greatest pleasure was spending time playing with her grandchildren- swimming, music classes, arts and crafts, playing cars; she truly loved being a grandmother and she was the Best Nane.

A graveside service led by Rabbi Rosen will be held Tuesday, July 10, at 11 a.m. at Beth Yeshurun Post Oak Cemetery, 1037 N. Post Oak, Houston, Texas 77055.

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