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Robert Joseph Nortier

February 19, 1951 ~ July 23, 2022 (age 71) 71 Years Old


Robert Joseph Nortier, “Robb”, age 71, of Hastings, passed away on July 23, 2022.  He was born on February 19, 1951 in Grand Rapids, MI. Robb was preceded in death by his parents, Johanna and Isaac Nortier and his sister, Elizabeth Nortier.  Surviving are his sons, Nicholas Robert Nortier (Carrie Veldman) and Matthew Joseph Nortier.  He is also survived by his siblings, Noreen Nortier and Peter Nortier, as well as his significant other, Arlene Samrick and several other relatives and friends. 

Robb was a 1969 graduate of Creston High School and was awarded his Bachelor of Science Degree in Manufacturing Engineer Technology from Ferris State University. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam Conflict.

He was a creative and talented entrepreneur, crafting tools for British cars and bikes through his “British Tool Company”.  He was an avid MG enthusiast and part of the local MG club. He was most proud when he edited the A-Antics, British Tool Manual for MG’s and one on Matchless motorcycles.

He was also on the Adjunct Faculties of Aquinas College and GRCC where he taught Math and Physics classes. 

As per Robb’s wishes, his body organs were donated to Gift of Life of Michigan.

A visitation will be held on Friday, July 29, 2022 at Memorial Alternatives, 2432 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI from 1:00-3:00pm.

Those desiring may send memorial contributions to the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Kent County (NAMI).  The website is’s a donate link in the upper right corner. 

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July 29, 2022

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Memorial Alternatives
2432 Fuller Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505


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