Petty Officer Second Class, Electronics Technician Second Class Robert Charles Fouse, 62, passed away Sunday May 16, 2021.
Bob was born May 7, 1959 in East Liverpool, OH. He was the youngest child of Harry Donald Fouse and Mary Alice Stauffer Fouse. Bob attended East Liverpool High School, class of 77, where he played 4 years of football. Upon graduating from high school, Bob attended Ohio State University until gaining employment providing security at the Shippingport Atomic Power Station in Beaver County PA. Bob was currently employed by Cherokee Nation as a Maintenance Developer Government Contractor in Glen Burnie MD.
In May 1986 Bob joined the Navy and was stationed in San Diego CA. He served during the Persian Gulf Conflict and was with the following units: USS Halsey, NAS Lemoore, USS Fife, and most recent USS Hewitt. He was Honorably discharged September 2000. As one of his shipmates noted “Salty as hell, he loved being out to sea. Smoking, drinking, telling jokes, sharing stories and generally cutting it up, Bob was a true Sailor.”
Having never been married, Bob’s greatest joys were his nephews, Donny and Perk and THE Ohio State Buckeyes.
Bob is survived by a sister, Janet (Fouse) Dudgeon and her husband Pete of East Liverpool, OH; nephew Donald Perkins and his wife Madeleine and their children Bryce and Brooke of Gettysburg, PA; nephew Brian Perkins and his wife Jamie and their children Zach and Camryn of Wintersville, OH; brother Donald Fouse and his wife Pam and their children Donny and Derrick of Negley OH.
There are people in your life that enter for a season, some for a reason but Bob had some dear friends that were by his side for a lifetime. Joe and Mary Kelly of East Liverpool, Shawn and Delphine Russell of Glen Burnie, MD, and Bob Danley of Cleveland, OH.
Affectionately known as Uncle Bob, the man with a big smile and an even bigger heart, who had a true gift for gab with no topic off limits. You will be greatly missed by all who knew you. Rest easy Uncle Bob. Thank you for your service shipmate. Until we meet again. Go Bucks!
There will be a memorial gathering Friday, June 11, 2021 from 11 AM to 12 Noon at the J.E. Foster Funeral Home 701 Findley St. in Toronto, OH. A graveside service with Military Honors will follow at 1 PM at the Riverview Cemetery 2026 St. Clair Ave., East Liverpool, OH. www.jefosterfh.com
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