Mr. Robert Walter Norman, age 74, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2022. He was born in Chicago, IL on June 30, 1948 to Walter & Anna (Miller) Norman. He married the former Gayle Selander onAugust 2, 2002. Mr. Norman had been employed at Lamar and also managed properties. Robert was a member of the Muskegon Yacht Club and enjoyed boating, flying his own plane, sailing, history and travel.
Wife, Gayle; Gayle Son, Troy (Angela) Gonyon; Gayle grandchildren, Jack & Anna; brother, Bill (Linda) Norman; sister-in-laws, Cheryl Selander, Lynn (Kenny) Cain & Darla (ERnie) Selander; 2 nephews; his fuzzy baby, Cricket. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Private family service were held. Please visit www.clockfuneralhome.com to leave a memory or sign the online guestbook.
Clock Funeral Home - Muskegon
"Bob and I were like family. Our mothers grew up together since they were five years old and Bob and I were born in the same month and year in Chicago. I noticed the month of June passed without a phone call this year. I am so sorry for your loss Gayle and Bill. Bob was a brilliant person with so much talent. I will miss hearing about his ship he was building for his floating retirement home! Forever peace, Bonnie Jo Mac Lean Hardeman"
"Bob and I met in sophomore year at Morgan Park High School. We became fast friends. That friendship lasted 58 years, through high school, college and beyond. Thank you Bob for all the times you helped me figure out a solution to a home improvement problem. Thank you for mentoring my three sons and taking them places I didn't have time to. You were the best friend anyone could have had. Godspeed my friend."
"Since I hadn't seen you in years, I was hoping someone would post a photo of you. Although I won't miss you calling me decades ago, encouraging me to ditch work in favor of playing in Lake Michigan, I will regret not hearing any more tales of your global adventures, USN airplane recoveries in the lake off the historic Pullman district, getting antibiotics from your veterinarian (shout-out to Lambchop), when you were sick, watching VHS tapes of million dollar gun boats used in narcotics trafficing, etc. You were a colorful dreamer with a real disdain for neckties and the nine-to-five. You had a pretty face and a vocabulary that let you get your way. I will think of you every time some fool buzzes my house in a single-engine aircraft. We'll never forget you. Sorry you broke that promise to meet up with all of us next month when you blew through Chicago. Soar high, my friend.
"So sorry for your loss and know that Bob will be missed greatly."
"Bob, we were friends all through Morgan Park HS. You were my ROTC Captain. After HS we went out into the world. You went sailing and I went to Wyoming & Montana. Even though we were thousands of miles apart you always found time to keep in touch with your letters or telephone calls. Thank you. I shall miss our phone conversations. Rest In Peace old friend. "