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James Joseph Norton, II
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Birth: Jan. 15, 1929
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Oct. 13, 2011
South Amboy
Middlesex County
New Jersey, USA

James Joseph Norton II (1929-2011) was a physics teacher. He was the first person in his family to attend college. (b. January 15, 1929; Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA - d. October 13, 2011; South Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA)

Parents:
He was the son of Thomas Patrick Norton I (1891-1968) and Mary Margaret Burke (1890-1949). Mary was a school teacher in Jersey City, New Jersey until she married Thomas.

Birth:
He was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on January 15, 1929.

Education:
He attended Saint Peters College for his undergraduate degree then Seton Hall for his masters degree, most likely in physics. He then took an additional 60 credits of classes at Rutgers University and Columbia University.

Korean War:
He served in the United States Army for four years during the Korean Conflict as a member of the military police.

Teacher:
He taught physics at Ridgefield Memorial High School in Ridegfield, New Jersey.

South Amboy, New Jersey:
Janet and James moved to South Amboy, New Jersey in 2003.

Death:
He died on October 13, 2011 at his home in South Amboy
Middlesex County, New Jersey of a Clostridium difficile infection he had acquired in the hospital following his hernia operation.

Obituary:
James J. Norton, 82 of South Amboy passed away on Thursday October 13, 2011 at home. Jim and his wife, Janet, moved to South Amboy in 2003. He lived most of his married life in Ridgefield, NJ where he taught physics at Ridgefield Memorial High School for many years. Jim started his teaching career in St. Joseph's in West New York and Snyder High School in Jersey City. He also taught in Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood. While living in Ridgefield, Jim was very active in the Heritage Players and the Leonia Theater Guild. His interest in science and ecology led to his being the first Recycling Coordinator in Ridgefield. He was also a Civil Defense Coordinator in Ridgefield. Prior to starting his teaching career Jim served in the United States Army for four years during the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife Janet; his loving children, Barry Norton and his wife, April, of Port St. Lucie, Florida; Brian Norton of Stuart, Florida; Jamie Kay DePasquale and her husband, Paul, of Matawan New Jersey; his brother Thomas Norton; nephews Richard and Kenneth and niece Kathy Esposito. Friends and former students are invited to join the family in a "Celebration of Jim's Life" being held on October 29, 2011 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Morganville Volunteer Fire Department located at 78 Tennent Road, Morganville, NJ (just off Route 79). Memorial donations may be made to Special Olympics New York.

Relationship:
James Joseph Norton II (1929-2011) was the uncle of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ).

Research:
Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on January 15, 2004.


 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Patrick Norton (1891 - 1968)
  Mary Margaret Burke Norton (1890 - 1949)
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas Patrick Norton (1920 - 2011)*
  Vincent Gerard Norton (1923 - 2005)*
  John Burke Norton (1927 - 1927)*
  James Joseph Norton (1929 - 2011)
  Catherine Finn Norton (1930 - 1934)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Holy Name Cemetery
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: Jan 15, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8282300
James Joseph Norton, II
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
 
James Joseph Norton, II
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
 
James Joseph Norton, II
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
 
 
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