Obituary of Anthony Norcia
Anthony Norcia, 85, of Lawrenceville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 19, 2018, with his wife and daughters by his side, due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease.
Born in Newark, NJ, Anthony was a former resident of North Brunswick and East Millstone, before moving to Lawrenceville. Anthony was formerly employed with Waste Management where he received the 1999 Circle of Excellence Award, Longview Waste, National Waste and co-owned Twin County Disposal with his brother John, which later became DeLorenzo-Twin County Disposal and through the years was a mentor to many in the waste industry field. Prior to his tenure in the waste management field he worked for many years at the family-owned Airport Limousine. His brother John and he ran the successful modified stock car the “Black Horse Special # 81” at various New Jersey racetracks as well as the tri-state area. He enjoyed traveling in his motorhome to numerous NASCAR races throughout the years and when he was no longer able to travel never missed watching a race on television. Anthony took great pleasure in spending time with his family and close friends, his beloved Bernese Mountain Dogs (all of whom have passed) and his current Pembroke Welsh Corgis Shooter and Annie. Anthony was a former Boy Scout Leader and enjoyed going camping with his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews through the years and more recently the motorhome trips to Knoebels. He was an extremely loving father and grandfather who took great pride and satisfaction in his childrens’ and grandchildrens’ many accomplishments.
Predeceased by son Anthony J. Norcia and former wife Virginia (McCarty) Norcia; he is survived by wife Kathleen, daughters Lynn Norcia (Jeff Blakeslee) of Stirling, NJ, Kimberly Bush (John Ackerman) of Nazareth, PA; grandsons Garrett Blakeslee and Ian Blakeslee; granddaughters Emily (Kevin) Miller of Danielsville, PA and Olivia Bush of Nazareth, PA and was blessed to have lived to experience the joy of the birth and to be able to hold his great-grandson Joseph Anthony Miller; his brother John Norcia and sister-in-law Barbara Norcia; sister Roseann VanDeursen; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Fred and Louellen Petty and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Special thanks should be given to the Emergency Medical Services of Lawrence Township for their quick response and care and to the absolutely wonderful staff at Helene Fuld Medical Center who provided excellent care and compassion to both Anthony and his family members.
A celebration of Anthony’s life will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 12 Noon at Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Directors, 650 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.
Interment will be private.
Relatives and friends can call on Saturday morning from 10-12 Noon at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anthony’s memory to The Michael J. Fox Foundation P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014; Rescue Ranch, PO Box 5998, Statesville, NC 28687 or to Victory Junction, 4500 Adams Way, Randleman, NC 27317.