Robert P. Norton, 87, of Scranton died Sunday morning at the Gino J. Merli Veteran’s Center following an illness. His wife of 60 years is the former Nancy Reill.
Born in Scranton, son of the late Joseph and Kathryn Lynch Norton, he was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and studied at the University of Scranton. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during the Korean Conflict.
For most of his life, Bob worked as an insurance agent, serving as vice-president with the Man, Levy and Nogi, Inc. Insurance Agency, and later starting the Norton Insurance Agency. He enjoyed running at Lake Scranton and traveling to different countries.
Also surviving are children Robert and his wife Kathleen of Olyphant, John and his wife Susan of Richmond Hill, GA, Michael of Dunmore and Amy Norton of New York, NY; a brother Paul of New Jersey; grandchildren Colin and Kyle Norton; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister Catherine Norton and a brother Joseph Norton.
His family wishes to thank the Gino Merli staff who cared for him in the last month of his life.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10:00am in Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Ave. Scranton.
Friends may call Saturday from 9:00-10:00am in the Church.
Interment, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org).