American Veteran 09

Norman R. Rutan

October 15, 1933 ~ October 10, 2020 (age 86)


Norman Rutan, 86 of Kearny, NJ passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020, surrounded by his family at Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, NJ.

Mr. Rutan was born in Newark, NJ, and was raised in Harrison, NJ. He has lived in Kearny since 1962.

After graduating high school he served in the United States Air Force from 1952 until 1955.

Employed with Engelhard Industries for several years, he later joined the Kearny Police Department where he served for 26 years retiring as Detective on June 1, 1994.

Norman went on to pursue his interest in genealogy. By doing so, he helped many people seeking information about their family origin.

He was honored as  Kearny Senior Citizen of the Year in 2019.

Mr. Rutan is survived by his wife, Therese (nee Ostroman), Rutan, two daughters, Michele Preston of North Brunswick, NJ, and Veronica Baran of Laurence Harbor, NJ. He was the grandfather of Corey Joseph and Edward Gregory.

Arrangements are private. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. 

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