In Memory of

Norman Mutchnick

April 2, 1945 - February 20, 2024


Dr. Norman Mutchnick passed away on February 20, 2024 at home in Blue Springs, Missouri. He was born on April 2, 1945 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Jack and Sylvia (nee Rappaport) Mutchnick. Norman grew up in Philadelphia and spent his free time working in the family business, Jack’s Delicatessen.  He graduated from Central High School in 1963, attended undergraduate school at Temple University, and graduated from Hahnemann Medical College in 1970. He completed his residency at Temple University Hospital specializing in general surgery. Norman fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming a surgeon so that he could care for others in their moment of need.

Norman served in the Air Force as a Captain at Richards Gebaur Air Force Base in Kansas City, Missouri. He joined a surgical practice as partner and maintained surgical privileges at various hospitals in the Kansas City area during his impressive 47-year tenure. Norman was selfless and compassionate, practicing medicine with integrity and ethics. Growing up in humble beginnings, Norman appreciated and respected all disciplines in the hospital. He was friends with everyone and showed his appreciation through his generosity.  Norman’s patients valued his medical expertise as well as his ability to connect with them as individuals.  Wherever he went, past patients stopped him to express their gratitude and acknowledge the impact he had on their lives.

Norman was dedicated to living a healthy and active lifestyle.  He loved reading, listening to classical music, fine dining, painting, cheering for the Chiefs, taking his dogs for walks around the neighborhood, and playing pool and ping pong.  Norman had an incredible sense of humor and a zest for life, filling every room with laughter and positive energy.

Norman is survived by his wife, Nicole, of Blue Springs, Missouri; his daughters, Faythe (Rick and grandson, Leo) of Murrieta, California, and Rebecca (Jason and grandchildren Lily, Vivian, and Eli) of Maple Grove, Minnesota; his stepchildren, Mallory (Justin and granddaughter, Georgie), and Ben; his brothers, Alan (late wife, Pam) and Eddie (Judy) both of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania; and his beloved Shih Tzus, Henry and Max.

We welcome your attendance at Norman’s Celebration of Life on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 5-8 pm, at The Stanley Event Space, 308 SE Douglas, Lee’s Summit. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


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I’m so sorry for your loss. Dr was the first doctor I ever saw for a surgery and his kindness and compassion set me at ease. This was more years ago than I care to remember but I never forgot him.
God bless him, you and your family.



Tuesday, April 2, 2024
5:00pm to 8:00 pm Celebration of Life
The Stanley Event Space
308 SE Douglas St.
Lee's Summit, Mo. 64063


Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063