The Reverend Norman Weber Walz, 93

•  Graduate of Nutley High School and Yale University

 – The Reverend Norman Weber Walz, 93, a resident of Bristol Glen in Newton, N.J., died on Sunday, March 10, 2013, following a stroke. A memorial service will be held in the First United Methodist Church in Newton on Saturday, April 6 at 2 p.m.

Born May 15, 1919 in ‍Nutley, Rev. Walz attended ‍Nutley High School and received degrees from Yale University and Drew Theological Seminary.

He was ordained into the Methodist Church in 1945 and served churches in New Jersey in Union Village, Mendham, Park Ridge, Wharton, Summit, (Oakes Memorial), Morristown, and Vienna.

Rev. Walz was a president and board member of Morris Habitat for Humanity. An avid camper and hiker, he climbed 46 peaks of New Hampshire's White Mountains, becoming a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Four Thousand Footer Club at age 65.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Sharp Walz; sisters, Virginia Macklin of Oak Ridge, Tenn. and Elizabeth Dalhoff of Yantis, Texas; sons, Richard and his wife, Sarah, of Northampton, Mass., William and his wife, Viria, of Ambler, Pa., and John and his wife, Kathleen, of Mt. Tabor, N.J.; granddaughters, Jennifer and Caroline, and great-granddaughter, Chloe.

Donations in his memory may be made to Habitat for Humanity International.

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