A memorial service has been set for August for retired Sonoma State University professor Steve Norwick, who died in June, 12 days after he was hit by a car while on his bicycle.

The service is to be held Sunday, Aug. 12, at SSU, where Norwick, a popular professor, taught for nearly four decades in the environmental studies and planning department.

He was hit while riding on Petaluma Hill Road by a hit-and-run driver. A Rohnert Park man was arrested and charged in the death.

The service will be held at the campus's lakes area at 2:30 p.m. It is planned as a celebration of his life for family, friends, colleagues, students and former students, said Michelle Covington, a SSU official.

Norwick's family has asked that people planning to attend RSVP so that plans for beverages, chairs and parking can be made. Guests are urged to carpool.

RSVPs can be made at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGhNZ1hZNXM4TEZZbU5yRTBQOGx2bmc6MQ

Questions about giving in Norwick's memory can be directed to Covington at 664-4151 or michelle.covington@sonoma.edu.

— Jeremy Hay