Ralph “Butch” Storer of Montague, N.J., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at the Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice in Fredon, N.J. He was 76.
Born in Eatontown, N.J., to the late Leo and Hazel (Erven) Storer, Butch was raised in Freehold, N.J., and moved to Sussex County in 1962.
He had served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era and received a Purple Heart. As a teenager, Butch started to work at Wild West City in Byram, N.J., where he drove the stagecoach for over 50 years. He had been employed as a pipefitter for W.J. Malone and Associates in Totowa for 43 years and retired in 2013.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Rebecka Storer; his twin daughters, Eileen and Alane Storer; his brother, Daniel Erven; and his nephew, Clayton Erven. Ralph is survived by his wife of 23 years, Lisa (Tancredi); his son, Jeramy Storer and his wife Laurie of Tennessee; his step-daughter, Abby Tilton and her wife Amanda of Maryland; his brother, Robert Erven “Pony Bob” of Franklin; his sister, Susan Schwenk of Eatontown; his grandchildren, Christopher and Angela Storer of Florida and Maci Morano of Hardyston; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside military funeral services were held Sept. 29 at the Northern New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Sparta, N.J. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial contribution in Ralph’s memory to Karen Ann Quinlan Center of Hope Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave., Newton, N.J., 07860.