Passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2018. Age 62 years. Robert was born in Cleveland, Ohio on September 1, 1955, the son of the late Guy Norton and Virginia Esch Norton. Bob's childhood and youth was spent enjoying the great outdoors by fishing, motorcycling, and camping--one year he visited every state park in Michigan. He obtained his Bachelor and Master of Arts Degrees in education and school counseling from Western Michigan University. He retired from Bangor Public Schools where he served as a teacher and counselor. He was an active member of the Michigan Education Association and he served on the Board of Briarwood Condominium Association. He was a steady friend to many people and a caring grandpa. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Ruth K. (Senne) Norton, also by one sister and two brothers: Nancy Norton, James Norton and William Norton, as well as 8 grandchildren and nieces and nephews. A memorial celebration of Bob's life will be held May 5, from 12:00-3:00 p.m. at Main Street Pub on West Main Street in Kalamazoo, MI. Arrangements by Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 South 9th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009. Please visit Roberts personalized web page at www.langelands.com for more information on the memorial gathering, or to sign the online guestbook or leave a message of condolence for the family.