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Caballeros Mourn the Passing of Lou Storck

The Hawthorne Caballeros are profoundly heartbroken to share the loss of Lou Storck. Louie has been a part of the Caballeros since 1966, and has worn many hats within this organization- from color guard captain to drum major to administrative roles, from a shoulder to cry on to the man who would buy you a beer at Kelly’s and so much more. He was the first face you’d see at Open House, the first person to cheer you on (and off) the field, and the first person to learn every single name of every single corps member. If you know the Caballeros, you know Louie Storck.

From his family: “He touched so many lives as a Caballero, as a friend, and as a mentor – but NOTHING compares to him being the BEST Father and Pop Pop.

The Man, The Myth, The Legend:

A man of many words

Always had a smart ass comment

Proud man from Paterson NJ

Navy Veteran

Lived for anything drum corps

No other vacation compared to Wildwood

A Coors Light in his hand

Always had a story and then another

These are just some of the things we loved about him. Thank you all for the kinds words and memories you have shared – they have made us laugh and cry! He was the Best and there will never be another! We love you all and thank you for loving him! And as he famously ended all his posts – RUMP, RUMP”

Louie, your impact on this drum corps will last for a lifetime and beyond, and every person who you made feel at home here will miss you more than can be put into words. Thank you for everything.

Win lose or draw, we’re all Caballeros.

Once a Caballero, ALWAYS a Caballero.

Cabs on 3!


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