Weldon Richard Storey
September 26, 1921 – November 1, 2020
Weldon R. Storey passed away at 99 years old on November 1st while in Crestview Nursing Home in Langhorne, PA.
He lived a full life of family, travel and various interests and hobbies. He lived his youth in Lumberton, NJ, a town he remained dedicated to, writing several books on it and leading tours. He attended Rancocas Valley Regional High School. With no car, or even a radio, he spent his time swimming in the Rancocas Creek, playing baseball and doing lots of walking.
He served in WWII in the 10TH Mountain Division Ski Troops, fighting in Italy and earning the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. Returning, he lived in Lower Makefield, Levittown, Charlotte, NC, Yulee, FL and Newtown.
Married to his wife, Edith for 53 years, he worked as a Tool and Die Maker and Technical Writer. After retiring, he and his wife volunteered over 4,000 hours at Discovery Place in Charlotte NC. Together, they attended various churches and traveled all over the country, going on family camping trips and collecting rocks and minerals.
He was friendly and warm with everyone he met and was especially proud to know many members of the Von Trapp family as two of the sons had served with him in the 10TH.
He was predeceased by a brother and sister and his wife, Edith (nee Ritter) and stepson, William. He is survived by two daughters, Kathy Blevins and Evelyn Throne, four grandchildren; Christy Baker, Lisa Barden, Tracy Begley and David Berger and three Great grand- children, Brittany Baker, and Brandon and Mitchell Begley.
Services will be held at the Washington Crossing National cemetery on Monday, November 16th at 11:00.
Donations in his name can be made to Boys Town.
- Boys Town
Monday, November 16, 2020
Weldon Richard Storey
November 23, 2020
Weldon Storey was a fine man indeed. I met him through his acquaintance with the vonTrapp Family. He was a fine example of "the greatest generation". Sympathy to his family. RIP Weldon.
November 16, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. As someone who lost my mother this year, we live our lives knowing that one day our loved ones will not be here anymore. However, it is still so hard to go through when the time comes. Cherish the memories that you have and allow them to bring your family even closer.
I grew up in Rock Hill, SC and went to Discovery Place in Charlotte several times a year with my family and with school field trips. I'm so grateful for people like Mr. Storey who selflessly volunteered their time to teach others and help others learn about the miracles of the world. We are who we are today because of people like him. Thank you!
Matt Coleman of Fallsington Meeting
Myrtis and Donnie Manus
November 13, 2020
We so enjoyed Weldon and Edith having dinner at the K&W each night. Then we enjoyed and got to know Weldon better later on. He was always upbeat and such a great man, who knew so much about different areas of the world. I'm sure he will be greatly missed, but is now back with his love. With great regrets to all of you, Myrtis and Donnie Manus, Charlotte, NC
November 12, 2020
Weldon and Edith and I have been friends for at least 50 years. I always enjoyed listening to his stories of his time in the army, his travels and his other interests. In the last years I would visit when I got up that way and we would go to lunch and just talk for hours. His life was more full of experiences than anyone I have ever known. I feel I am a better person for having known him as he was an inspiration on how to live life to the fullest in every stage. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord
Sam von Trapp
November 12, 2020
Sending thoughts and prayers to Weldon's family. What an experience it was for Weldon to be a part of America's first mountain troops; something of which to be truly proud! A life well lived. All the best from the von Trapp family here in Stowe, Vermont. -Sam von Trapp
November 4, 2020
My Cousin and I used to talk on the phone, and he would tell me stories, about our family. He and I had been working on our family tree, for quite awhile. I have all of his letters, a book, and all sorts of charts. I enjoyed talking with him!
I always wanted to meet him, but had no way to get to him, and I feel bad.
May my Dear Cousin, Rest In Peace.
Alexander C. Benzuk
November 3, 2020
I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Weldon several times on his visits to Rancocas Valley Regional HS in Mount Holly, NJ as one of the surviving members of the first graduating class. He was one of the honored attendees at the school's 75th anniversary. We kept in contact via email over the years and by phone. The uploaded photo is from the graduation ceremony in 2018-18 when we presented him with an RVRHS diploma (as when he graduated the school was called Mount Holly High School). It was fascinating for students and staff to listen to his many stories and his fond memories of the school. He will be truly missed.