Storey Johnson Hart of Montclair was surrounded by her loving family when she passed on Wednesday, Nov. 20, after a six-year battle with appendix cancer (PMP).
Mrs. Hart was born in Montclair, N.J. on Feb. 3, 1960 and grew up on Midland Avenue. She graduated from Montclair High School in 1978 and Ohio Wesleyan University in 1982. After a career in magazine advertising sales in Manhattan, she raised three children in Montclair and was active in local organizations including Hospice of Montclair. Mrs. Hart could be seen at every hockey, soccer and lacrosse game her kids played. She was an active tennis player and enjoyed skiing, fly fishing and riding in the mountains of Vermont and Montana.
Her childhood summers were spent fondly with her family at Eagle Camp on Lake Champlain in Vermont. She continued this tradition with her own family through her adult life and was there as recently as this past summer where she got to enjoy time with her family friends and sunset sails with her husband, Andy.
Despite her diagnosis in 2013, she fulfilled her lifelong dream of living in the mountains and training horses in Montana where she and her husband built and manage Aspen Ridge Ranch. Her zest for life, her compassion for people and her love for her family and animals allowed her more years than she was given.
Mrs. Hart is survived by Douglas Andrew Hart her loving husband of 33 years, daughter Savannah, and sons, Tucker and Gavin. She is predeceased by her parents, Theodore and Francis Johnson, and brother, Theodore D Johnson II.
In celebration of her life, the family will be holding a service at 11 a.m. Saturday,
Dec. 7, at Union Congregational Church in Upper Montclair.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to cancer research led by Mrs. Hart’s primary oncologist, Armando Sardi, M.D., at Mercy Medical Foundation, Surgical Oncology Research Fund, 227 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, MD 21202.