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Norman S. Rosen

Fords - Norman S. Rosen of Fords passed away on July 8, 2018. He was 86 years of age. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1949-1953 during the Korean War. He also participated in the Atomic Bomb and first Thermonuclear Hydrogen Bomb detonation tests at Enewitok Atoll in the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. After transfer to Philadelphia for advanced training, he met the love of his life, Phyllis, on a trip to New Jersey. Norman was President of Menlo Building Maintenance Company for many years prior to his retirement. He was a long time member of Congregation Beth Mordecai, Perth Amboy, where he served as an officer and on the Board of Trustees for over fifty years. In the 1970's, Norman became a semi-professional Magician. He was a founding member of the Society of American Magicians Assembly 161 during that decade and a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Recently he was awarded the Presidential Citation from the Society of American Magicians for his over 40 years of performing, entertaining, and inspiring children (and big kids, too!) with his magic. He performed many shows with his fellow Magicians at Lyons Veterans Hospital, RWJ Bristol Myers Squibb Children's Hospital and at other various locations throughout New Jersey. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Phyllis; their four children, Dr. Marc W. & Sherry Rosen, Leslie and Dr. Jeffrey Jacobs, Sharon Rosen, and Jill Rosen; his sister and her spouse, Elaine and Edward Perlstein; his brother and his spouse, Jeffrey & Stephanie Rosen; his brother-in-law and his spouse, Jerome and Theresa Neumann; as well as grandchildren Sari and Jeffrey Kerner, Joshua and Kelly Rosen, Philip Hratko, Nicole and Amy Eldridge, Ariel and Jon Siswo; great-grandson Brayden; and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his grandson, Derek Jacobs, in 2006.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, July 11, at Flynn and Son Funeral Home, 23 Ford Avenue, Fords. Burial is at B'nai Abraham Memorial Park, Rte. 22, Union. Shiva service will be held at 7 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, July 11 & 12, at the Rosen residence. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Haven Hospice of JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey. For directions or to send condolence messages visit www.flynnfuneral.com.
Published in Home News Tribune on July 10, 2018
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