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Robert Norton

AGE: 74 • Delray Beach, FL

Robert "Bob" Joseph Norton, age 74, a resident of the Bridgeview community in Delray Beach, Florida passed away peacefully on Friday, March 29th at Hospice of Palm Beach County.

After graduation from high school in Teaneck, NJ, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served aboard the U.S.S. Hartley (DS-1029). For his service Bob received a Good Conduct Medal and was given an Honorable Discharge. He was active in many communities in New York, New Jersey and Florida and was President of the Warwick, New York Jaycees. He graduated with a Degree in Business from Fairleigh Dickinson University and enjoyed a long professional career with IBM.

Bob is predeceased by his parents: Edwin George Norton, a retired police Lieutenant Detective from Teaneck, NJ and Marguerite Mary Norton. He is also predeceased by his longtime love Kathy Brown.

Robert is survived by five children: Lauri Norton-Orr (grandchildren Kathleen & Elizabeth, great-grandchild Isabella) of Hanover, PA; Michael Norton (wife Amy and grandchildren Zachary & Emma) of Parkland, FL; Mathew James Norton of Delray Beach, FL; Patrick Norton (wife Irene, grandchildren Olivia & Robert) of Forked River, NJ; and Ronald Norton (Lisa Gillette) of Long Beach, CA.; He is also survived by the mother of his children, Eleanor Kositch of Whiting, NJ.

Bob is also survived by seven siblings; sister, Patricia Egan, widow of James Egan of Fair Haven, NJ; brother Richard Norton and his wife Camille of Armonk; NY; Ronald Norton and his wife Virginia of Titusville, FL; Roy Norton and his wife Laura of Blairstown, NJ; Kathleen Mobilio and her husband Joseph of Forked River, NJ; Kevin Norton and his wife Barbara of Hewitt, NJ; and Dennis Norton and his partner Patricia Poyner of Forked River, NJ along with and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Layton's Funeral Home located at 250 Lacey Road, Forked River, New Jersey. Family and Friends will gather between 9:00 am and 11:00 am. The family will remain between 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 3, 2013
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