Joseph W. Montgomery, Jr. 87, of Hightstown, died Friday at his home of natural causes.
Mr. Montgomery was born June 27, 1919 in Washington DC, grew up in New Orleans, LA and lived abroad for many years.
Following his graduation from Princeton University in 1941, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on numerous campaigns in the Pacific and Europe throughout WWII. Five years
later, having achieved the rank of lieutenant commander, he was discharged with military honors and entered civilian life as an executive with the United Fruit Company. He later created and worked with several international firms in Peru, Ecuador and Spain. He was an active volunteer,
serving in leadership positions in various boards and the chairmanship of the British American Hospital of Madrid.
Son of the late Joseph W. and Antoinette R. Montgomery, he is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Beatriz A. Montgomery; his doting children, Antoinette M. Brooke of Belle Mead, NJ, Joseph W. Montgomery III of Guayaquil, Ecuador, Terrell A. Montgomery of Madrid, Spain, Lautaro A. Montgomery of Cincinnati, OH, Thomas J. Montgomery of Chevy Chase, MD, W.H. Andrew Montgomery of Madrid, Spain, Helene Marie Montgomery of Madrid, Spain; 17 splendid grandchildren, Geoffrey and Emily Brooke, Beatriz Fernandez de Gamboa, Lillian, Joseph, Katherine, Patrick, Anne, James, Charles, Robert, Christian, Theodore, Henry, Augustus, Sebastian and Lavinia Montgomery; his children-in-law, Geoffrey Brooke, Maria Leonor Arosemena, Francisco Fernandez de Gamboa, Suzanne Montgomery, Kathleen McNamara and Camilla Sharp; a brother George R. Montgomery, sister-in-law, Anne K. Montgomery of New Orleans, LA; brother-in-law, Lautaro Aspiazu and sister-in-law, Patricia Benites de Quevedo of Guayaquil, Ecuador.
A Funeral Service will be held 10am Monday at The Aquinas Institute, 65 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ.
Private interment will be held in Princeton Cemetery.
Family and friends may call 2-4pm Sunday at the Glackin/Saul Funeral Home, 136 Morrison Avenue, Hightstown, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to The Aquinas Institute, 65 Stockton Ave., Princeton, NJ 08540 or the American Diabetes Association, NJ Memorial Processing Center, PO Box 31160, Hartford, CT 06150-1160.