Sunday, June 7, 2009

Norbert Markert RIP

Longtime ACNARGS member Norbert Markert of Ogdensburg passed away June 3. From his obituary in the Watertown Daily Times:

Norbert's passion through the years was gardening. The garden at his home, developed in partnership with his wife Irma, has been visited by gardeners nationally and internationally. He was active in the Adirondack chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society and was active in the national organization as well. He and his wife were presented with an award for distinguished service and devotion to the Adirondack Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society. He was an honorary member of the Ottawa and Horticultural Society. He participated in many beautification projects for Ogdensburg and was presented a certificate with his wife Irma as Citizens of the Year of Ogdensburg by the Chamber of Commerce on November 15, 1997 in recognition of their outstanding community service. In 2004 he received an Award of Distinction from the Ogdensburg Garden Club in recognition of his noteworthy contribution to Civic Beautification. He and his wife gave many lectures on Rock Gardening and other topics to garden clubs and rock garden societies.

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