NORMAN RICHARD ROBERTS
Norman Roberts, 76, passed away on June 11, at CareOne in Bound Brook.
Born June 23, 1943 in Luzerne, PA, he graduated Dunellen High School with the class of 1961. Norm later served on the class reunion committee.
Right out of school, he received an apprenticeship with the Plainfield Courier-News as a printer. He set type, first by hand, then on a computer, a new way of printing newspapers.
He married Jeanne Toth, from Middlesex in 1966. They lived in Middlesex and raised a family there until 1980 when Norm moved to Dunellen.
Norm joined the Plainfield softball league, sponsored by VIP Honda. Later, he helped the Courier-News team earn some nice wins, playing second base. For many years, Norm played on one softball league or another continuing his love for the sport. Norm also loved football. Norm enjoyed a love/hate relationship with his favorite team, the Jets but always had a great time attending the games.
Norm had a successful career at the Plainfield Courier-News, later known as The Courier-News as a printer and was always known as a hard worker. Norm usually maintained two jobs. He delivered newspapers and later drove for the parts department of Bridgewater Acura car dealership.
As much as Norm loved baseball and football, later in life, he discovered the game of golf. When he retired, he seldom missed Wednesday outings with his buddies. Norm looked forward to golfing at his favorite courses in the area whenever he got the opportunity.
Norm also enjoyed reading police procedural novels and was known by many of his friends locally at his favorite eatery, Avellino’s.
Norm is predeceased by his parents, Evelyn and Norman. He leaves behind four daughters, Kimberly, Leanne, Meredith and Joy. He is survived by his brother, David, his brother’s wife, Nancy and two nephews. He is also survived by his six grandchildren and leaves behind four great grand-children.
He will be missed.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, graveside services will be private.
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