Johnson Walton Funeral Home

Robert C. Runge

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.


From: eeeeeeeka
Hey. Bobbin. we. will. take. our. motor cycle. ride. when. i. get. there. rest. in. peace. till i get. there. luv ya

From: fred and lynn weaver
dear linda and family we are so sorry for your loss.

From: Gregg and Susan Kebler
I regrettably only knew this kind, gentle, intelligent, compassionate wonderful Friend since 2004 when I 1st moved to NJ from MI. We first met when I stopped by the homestead one afternoon in search of a few bushes for my new house down the road. He looked at me, brushed off a pound of field dust, sized me up and then offered me a cold beer, toasted to being new neighbors - and off we went to the back forties bouncing around in his dusty/rusty van. Little did I know I would be enjoying many more beers and long wonderful conversations with Rob and Linda, as well as the rest of his family. My eyes fill with tears as my deep sorrow and loss overwhelms me, equaled only by the pain I felt when my own parents departed; THIS truly exemplifies the man Rob was and how much he meant to everyone who was blessed to know him. Friday, hopefully after a successful Opening Day Deer season here - I will gladly enjoy a Yuengling Black & Tan (PA) as well as a Bells Two Hearted (Kalamazoo, MI) in his honor and wonderful memory! My Deepest and Heartfelt sympathies to Linda and the entire family as there is a huge sucking sound coming out of NJ from the large void that Rob has left. (not to be confused with the sound of your taxes going to Trenton; Rob would have gotten a chuckle out of that).

Dear Linda and family, we cannot begin to tell you how sad we are to learn of the passing of Rob. He was a very dear man and loved by everyone. He will be sorely missed. Sincerely, Linda and Walter

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