It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our father, Cortlandt Robert Montross on Wednesday, February 7th, 2024 at the age of 82. Cort was born on April 3rd, 1941 and was a long time resident of Cranford. Cort grew up in Rahway, NJ with his parents, Isabel Johnston Montross and Harry Montross along with his younger brother, David. Cort is predeceased by his parents and brother, and recently, his beloved wife of 56 years, Anne. Cort graduated from Rahway High School and went on to study at Nichols College in Massachusetts. After college, Cort moved back to New Jersey and worked at a few jobs, including Prudential where he met the love of his life. He had a successful career at Siemens Components, working in Human Resources for almost 25 years. Afterwards he started his own consulting business and from there moved on to work for the New Jersey Department of Labor in career placement. Through the years, Cort was an active member of the River Committee of Cranford and found joy in helping to keep the Rahway River clean. After retirement, he and Anne spent their time volunteering at Overlook Hospital, which he enjoyed very much. Cort is survived by his children, Kristin (Michael Cacicedo) and granddaughters Emily and Kaitlin and Cortlandt David (Diane) and grandchildren Cortlandt Douglas and Stella. Cort was a fixture at the baseball fields at both Adams Ave and Centennial fields while he watched and coached Kristin and Cort’s baseball teams. His love for spectating and supporting was once again rekindled once his grandchildren began their activities. From summer musical theater productions and concerts to gymnastics, soccer and baseball, he loved them all. He and Anne kept a trunk full of chairs, blankets, umbrellas and snacks at the ready so as not to miss an event. Cort also loved traveling with Anne either as a couple or with various friends and family. Their trips to Alaska, The Great Lakes and even weekend getaways were filled with joy, some good diner food and hopefully a train sighting or two. A highlight each summer included a visit to Boston where he and Anne would join their son and grandson to catch a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. Cort had a quiet way of connecting with others and valued his family and lifelong friends. He was quick with a joke and made everyone he met smile. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Overlook Auxillary at oaux.org.