Robert C. Runge
Robert C. Runge, 80, of Alexandria Township, NJ, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at County Arch Care Center in Union Township, NJ.
Born July 24, 1939 in Elizabeth, NJ, Robert moved to Alexandria Township, NJ at the age of seven. He graduated from Frenchtown High School in 1957. Robert worked for his family at Delaware Valley Nursery since 1957, and became an owner in 1978. He was an avid antique collector and was a member of antique clubs, and enjoyed traveling to antique shows with his wife. He was a longtime member of the Alexandria Township Planning Board.
Son of the late Charles and Martha (Fisher) Runge, Jr., Robert is survived by his beloved wife of fifty seven years, Linda D. (Javes) Runge, his two sons Robert Runge, Jr. and his wife Diana of Lebanon, TN, and Ralph Runge and his wife Colleen of Frenchtown, NJ, his two grandchildren Heather and Christopher, and his two great-grandchildren Cassidy and Nicholas. He is also survived by his brother Charles F. Runge and wife Rose, sister Elizabeth Cochran and husband Dennis, and several nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased by his sister Martha Lucash.
Robert was a loved and loving man who especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was always ready with a smile or a hug and it was impossible to be sad around Robert.
The family will receive relatives and friends for a visitation on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 11 AM to 12 PM at the Johnson-Walton Funeral Home, 24 Church Road, Holland Township, NJ. A memorial service will follow at 12 PM with Reverend William "Tex" Culton officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hunterdon Visiting Nurses or Hunterdon Hospice, 215 Route 31 South, Flemington, NJ 08822.