2010-10-21 / Obituaries

ROBERT TIETJEN STORER

ROBErT TIETJEN STOrEr OCT. 15, 1936 – OCT. 17, 2010 ROBErT TIETJEN STOrEr OCT. 15, 1936 – OCT. 17, 2010 Robert Tietjen Storer, age 74, born October 15, 1936 in White Plains, NY died on October 17, 2010 at his home in West Deptford, NJ. He was a graduate of Purdys High School, NY in 1955 and University of Bridgeport, CT in 1960. Robert served in the US Army from 1961-1963. He received his Master of Arts in Teaching from Paterson State University, NJ. He began a brief career in the insurance agency until 1970 when he became an intermediate (4th-6th grades) teacher in Somers, NY. He married Arlene Claire Welchman in 1966 and they had two children, Kenneth Tietjen Storer of West Hollywood, CA and Amy Otten of Woolwich, NJ. She and her husband Theodore have two children Caroline and Jeremy.

Robert and Arlene raised their family in Carmel, NY where he was active in Drew United Methodist Church (1973-1997) and the church choir. One of his greatest joys was singing. He was also a member of the Putnam Westchester Chorale (1985-1997) and a Board Member of the Putnam Concert Society (Chamber Orchestra). He participated in Habitat for Humanity in NY and CT, and was a member of an ecumenical committee which sponsored a Vietnamese familiy.

Robert retired from teaching in 1996 and moved to West Deptford, NJ where he was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Woodbury and a member of the Choir. He was a member and Past President of Kiwanis of Woodbury. He volunteered his time tutoring at Woodbury Elementary Schools.

Robert enjoyed his retirement by traveling to many foreign countries such as India, Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic, Egypt, China, Thailand, France, Greece, Italy, Austria, Sweden and Great Britain. He also enjoyed attending the Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera Co.

In addition to his wife and children, Robert is survived by his siblings Edith Saberwal of New Delhi, India, Ruth Storer of Sanders, AZ and David Storer of Williamston, MI.

Friends may greet the family on Friday from 7-9pm in the Budd Funeral Home, 522 Salem Ave (Kings Hwy), Woodbury, NJ and Saturday after 10am at the Presbyterian Church at Woodbury, Broad and Centre Sts, Woodbury, NJ. Memorial service will be 11am on Saturday. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Church at Woodbury, Broad and Centre Sts, Woodbury, NJ 08096, the Greater Woodbury Kiwanis Club, PO Box 115, Woodbury, NJ 08096 or Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Dr, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053. Memories may be shared at www.buddfuneralhome.com.

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