Obituary of Joseph J Storer
Joseph John Storer of Ridgefield Park, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 18, 2023, surrounded by family and friends at Holy Name Hospital. Beloved husband of late Catherine (nee: Auciello). Predeceased by brother Edward Storer and sister Martha Storer. Survived by his sister Goldie DiMeglio (Jerry). Devoted father of Donna Snyder (Wil), Edward Storer (Amy), Catherine Storer (Yianni), Daniel Storer and David Storer (Gemma). Adored grandfather of Nicholas Godsmark (Tori) Julia Godsmark, Lydia Harris (Grant) Joseph Snyder, Jade Storer (Anthony) and Jasmine Storer. Great grandchildren Desmond, Sascha and Ellie.
Joes pride and joy was his family. He and Catherine were married 61 years. Their home was often filled with family and friends. He told his children that if he had a roof over his head, his family had a roof over theirs - always. He was endlessly generous and supportive. He drove coast to coast with each set of grandchildren, totaling 3 trips. He inspired and spearheaded family trips, and endless games of poker. He was inclusive and loving to all. He truly loved unconditionally, coming to the rescue of friends and family with whatever support was needed.
His faith was strong. He was a devoted member of St. Francis of Assisi parish. He was a choir member and choir director. He also sang in parish theater events and special events such as weddings (including his children’s), funerals, 4th of July and Veterans Day. He cantered masses at St. Francis until a month before passing. He also substitute cantered at other churches in Bergen County.
You couldn’t stop Joe from singing at all times of day and night. During the 1970’s Joe joined the Society for the Preservation and Propagation of Barbershop Quartet Singing in the United States. His group The Razors Edge, auditioned and was selected to be in a national commercial for Bic Razors.
Born on May 24, 1932, he grew up in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan.
He served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955. During the Korean War he was stationed in Texas and Alaska. He was in Intelligence, and also toured the United States with a quartet singing and entertaining. He was a member of the American Legion Post 40, Ridgefield Park, NJ as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He graduated from Baruch College in New York with a degree in business. He had a long career in the financial district in New York, and retired from Kenny Financial Services as Municipal Bond Evaluator/Manager in 1999.
He was politically active on a local level, and member of the Democratic Club. He served as a commissioner in the village of Ridgefield Park from 1999 - 2008. Funeral from Vorhees Ingwersen Funeral Home on Friday at 9am. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Francis RC Church, Ridgefield Park at 9:30am. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Visistation Thursday 4-8pm. If desired donations may be made to St. Francis Food Pantry 114 Mt. Vernon St. Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660 in his memory.