Robert Fousse

Robert Achille Fousse

Saturday, June 1st, 1929 - Monday, March 23rd, 2020
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FOUSSE, Robert Achille, 90, of North Haledon, NJ, went home to our Lord on March 23, 2020. Born on June 1, 1929, in Waldwisse, France, Robert moved to the United States at the age of 19 and settled in North Haledon 57 years ago. He served honorably in the US Army during the Korean War as a Linguistics Translator. He was a tool and die maker for Lorraine Tool and Die of North Haledon and retired in 2008. Robert was a parishioner of St. Paul’s R.C. Church of Prospect Park, NJ

Over the years Robert was very active in the North Haledon community. He volunteered with the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts of Passaic County as a troop leader and was a BSA Silver Beaver Recipient. He was the former president and chief of the Haledon Ambulance Corps and a Volunteer EMT from 2001 – 2013. Robert was recognized as the oldest person to become an EMT in New Jersey at the age of 71. In November 2014 he received the Valor Award from St. Joseph’s Hospital for saving a life. Robert also served as a volunteer fireman for Company 1 in Haledon, NJ in the early 1950’s.

Robert also served his community by being on the North Haledon Borough Council, North Haledon Board of Education, North Haledon Republican Club, President of the North Jersey Football Association, Advisory Council at Wayne General Hospital, and the local Lions Club.

Robert was predeceased by his parents, Francois and Marie Fousse. He met his beloved wife, Noel Fern (nee Kupfrian) in 1949, and was married in July, 1952. Devoted father of Michael F. Fousse of Lebanon, TN., Timothy D. Fousse and his wife Maria of Cibolo, TX., Lauren C. Brobeck and her partner Raymond Taylor of Hawthorne, NJ., Elizabeth L. Conklin of Somerset, NJ., and Patrick R. Fousse and his wife Pamela (PJ) of Beaufort, SC. He was a loving grandfather to 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Brother of Germaine Puglisi of New Jersey. Robert was also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Marie and a grandson, Justin.

Arrangements by the Vander Plaat – Vermeulen Memorial Home, 530 High Mountain Road, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417. Due to the Corona Virus, a memorial service will be held at a later date to celebrate the life of Robert A. Fousse Information will be posted when available in the summer of 2020

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Robert’s memory to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Folds of Honor Scholarship Program.

For further information and to leave expressions of sympathy and condolences, call 201-891-4770 or visit the website
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Due to the Corona Virus, a memorial services will be held at a later date to celebrate the life of Robert Fousse. Information will be posted when available


Donations are being accepted for: ST JUDE CHILDRENS RESEARCH HOSPITAL INC.


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Bob Vander Groef

Posted at 04:15pm
Rest in peace my friend. Thank you for being my Cub Master and your service to the town of North Haledon. My condolences go out your family.

Sunnie Harrington

Posted at 12:34pm
Our prayers are with you and your family.


Posted at 09:34am
He led a wonderful life. What an amazing list of dedication to so many organizations! We remember passing him on the parkway one day while he was in the ambulance and he just looked at us and waved. A great man. Rest In Peace Uncle Bob.

Maria Fousse

Posted at 11:53pm
My Father in Law was the Best in the world. He was a very caring and loving man and I am glad that I was blessed to be to be welcomed into his Family. I will miss him dearly. My heart breaks for everyone in the Fousse Family...the memories will always be cherished. Rest in Peace Dad....

Dianne Shatwell

Posted at 11:35pm
Bob, will miss you friend. You were one in a million ambulance partner.
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