Richard Christopher Montag

April 10, 2019

Richard Christopher Montag, 69, of Cranford, passed away at home suddenly on Wednesday.  Calling hours will be at Higgins and Bonner in Westfield Mon Apr 15th 4 to 8 PM.  A service will be held at same Tues Apr 16th 11 AM.  Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Born to Elizabeth and Richard Montag of Westfield, Richard was well-known for his wit, charm and willingness to offer a helping hand.  He married the love of his life Kathryn Kosloski Montag in May of ’81 and had two beautiful children.  Richard was a widely-respected horticulturalist, having managed at Dreyer Farms for close to 30 years.  He served as a member of the Board of Agriculture and on the Board of Managers for Rutgers University.

Richard is predeceased by his wife Kathryn, and is survived by his two children Richard Montag and Beverlee Montag, sisters Marianne Stanley and Nancy Montag

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