Norman L. Metzger

Norman L. Metzger, 81, of Archbald, PA passed away peacefully at the Ellen Memorial Nursing Home on December 29, 2021.

Born on December 21, 1940 in Trenton, NJ to the late Charles and Ruth Metzger. He attended Hamilton High School West in Hamilton, NJ. After graduating in 1959, he joined the U.S. Army and was stationed at Ft. Dix, NJ. Later he was deployed to South Korea and served as an ammunition's specialist for four years. Norm joined the Trenton Fire Department in 1966. He later became a Captain in 1984 and retired in 1992. He moved to South Sterling, PA to enjoy retirement, but soon began working part-time at Devereaux Foundation as a driver where he worked until 2019 and finally really retired.

Norm was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan and loved Pete Rose. He enjoyed fishing at the Jersey Shore with his good friends from the Trenton Fire Department. As a huge NASCAR and Jeff Gordon fan, he never missed a race on TV and loved to attend the NASCAR races at Pocono Raceway. He even got to ride around the Pocono track in an actual NASCAR race car.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Ellen Metzger and his Shih Tzu, Allie of Archbald, PA; sister: Patricia Englehardt of Las Vegas, NV; son: William Metzger and wife, Kathy of Burlington, NJ; son: Norman Metzger, Hamilton, NJ; son: David McHugh and wife, Sarah of Ennis, TX; daughter: Christine Nickels and husband, Robert of Hamilton, NJ; granddaughter: Megan Gadsby and husband, Simon of Hamilton, NJ; grandson: Steven Nickels of Hamilton, NJ; granddaughter: Jess Nickels of Harrisonburg, VA; great- grandchildren: triplets Stirling, Abigail and Emmelyn Gadsby.

He was also preceded in death by his brothers: Frank Metzger and Charles Metzger.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. from Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Carbondale, PA. The family received friends from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. The funeral was livestreamed from the funeral home's Facebook page. Click here to be taken to the Facebook page.

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