Obituary of Ludwig Stiegelmayer
Lou Stiegelmayer (Butch), 74, passed away Friday, July 8, 2022 at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan.
Born in Plainfield to Ludwig and Anna Stiegelmayer, Butch was a life-long resident of South Plainfield. He proudly served our country during the Vietnam War as a United States Marine. He was a popular speaker, recounting his experience in Vietnam, at area high schools and middle schools. He especially loved participating in the Living Lessons Program in Montville.
A decorated veteran, Mr. Stiegelmayer was a recipient of 3 Purple Hearts and 2 Gold Stars in addition to receiving several other Commendations, Campaign Ribbons and Medals.
Butch spent 40 years in the lighting business, managing his own business for the last 20 years.
Butch’s favorite times were spent every summer in Beach Haven surrounded by his family. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, who affectionately called him “Papa”.
An avid golfer, he spent almost every weekend playing with his sons. He loved to fly fish. His other interests were watching all sports, especially the Yankees and professional golf. He served as President of the St. Joseph’s High School Fathers Club for several years. Coaching his sons in baseball, soccer and basketball was a favorite pastime of his. His family meant the world to him!
Predeceased by his parents and sister, Patricia Pfister, Butch is survived by his loving wife, Mary Lou (Garrubbo), married for 52 years, two children, Mark (Alyssa) Stiegelmayer, of Mahwah, NJ and Ryan (Tracy) Stiegelmayer, of Stamford CT. Butch leaves behind three grandchildren, Cameron, Hudson and Ava. He is also survived by Carol (Peter) Boyer and Dawn (Jon) Lippi, his devoted sisters-in law and 4 nephews and nieces, along with a host of extended family and friends.
Family and friends may gather in the McCriskin – Gustafson Home for Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield NJ 07080 on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 from 4-8PM.
A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 10:15 AM in St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Cathedral, 32 Elm Ave, Metuchen, NJ 08840, all are invited to gather in the funeral home at 9AM.
Cremation Services are being held privately.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Center for Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, 1900 Raritan Rd, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076