Former fire chief served 73 years before his passing


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Life member, former Fire Chief, and South Brunswick Fire District No. 3 Commissioner Norman H. Luck, Sr. passed away April 13 at age 89.
Luck was an active member of the Kingston Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 for 73 years, having joined in 1947, according to information provided by Co. No. 1.
In addition to serving as chief, he also served the department as the president and treasurer, along with many other offices and served in numerous committees, according to the post.
Luck was elected as a commissioner for South Brunswick Fire District No. 3 in 1980 and still served the board to his final days, according to the post.
At the time of his passing, Luck was serving as the senior trustee of Fire Co. 1.
He was also a founding and charter member of the Kingston First Aid and Rescue Squad.
Luck was a lifelong resident of Kingston.

He was a member of the Reformed Church of Bound Brook and volunteered in the church soup kitchen every week for many years, according to his obituary from M.J. Murphy Funeral Home.

He volunteered since 1998 with the South Brunswick Viking Marching Band and the South Brunswick Visual Ensemble, according to his obituary.

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He worked for 45 years in banking at First National Bank of Princeton.

Luck was predeceased by his parents Leslie John Sr. and Catherine Theresa (Bruton) Luck; wife Doris R. Luck; daughter Betty Jane Adair, brothers George T. Luck Sr., Leslie J. Luck Jr., and Kenneth E. Luck Sr.; and granddaughter Emily Adair.

He is survived by his daughters, Nancy M. Delgado and husband, Harry J. Delgado of Dayton, and Catherine T. Wolf and husband Richard C. Wolf of Kendall Park, son, Norman H. Luck, Jr. of Kingston and son-in-law, Robin Adair; grandchildren Jennifer and Jake Holton, Shari Adair, Ashley Delgado-D’Amore and Drew, Gabrielle Delgado and fiancé Chris Babcock, and Matthew Wolf; great granddaughter Emily Anne Holton; and best friend Gloria Johnson.


Calling hours will be Friday, April 16, from 6-9 p.m. at M.J. Murphy Funeral Home, 616 Ridge Road at New Road, Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick. A service will be conducted at 7 p.m. by the Kingston Volunteer Fire Company.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, at the M.J. Murphy Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Kingston Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Kingston Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1, P.O. Box 222, Kingston 08528.

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