Robert H. Pulsch

Born: Mon., Aug. 28, 1933
Died: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018


Visitation

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mon., Dec. 17, 2018
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Dec. 17, 2018
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Tue., Dec. 18, 2018
Location: Scott & Kedz Home for Funerals


Funeral Service

10:00 AM Tue., Dec. 18, 2018
Location: Scott & Kedz Home for Funerals


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Robert H. “Bob” Pulsch passed away peacefully at home in Port Monmouth surrounded by family on Friday, December 14, 2018 at the age of 85. Bob is survived by his devoted children: Ann Marie (Denis), Denise (William), Christine (Anthony),Thomas (Adriana), Kathleen, and Susan (Christopher), his sister Nancy, his grandchildren Ashley(Quray), Steven, Alyssa (Shawn), Catherine, Ann Marie, Grace and Adrian, and his great-granddaughter Ava. He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Anna and his beloved wife of 57 years Roberta (Robinson). His children will always remember him for his work ethic and spirit of experience and are forever grateful for the sense of independence he imparted to them. He was one cool dad.
    Bob was born on August 28, 1933 in Red Bank, NJ. He was a life-long resident of Port Monmouth,something he was very proud of. He attended Leonardo High School and entered the US Army in 1954 serving in Japan with the Engineer Construction Battalion. Bob retired from the Township of Middletown Sewerage Authority in 2003. Prior to that he was a self-employed plumbing contractor. Bob was a past captain and life member of Port Monmouth Fire Company. In retirement he enjoyed meeting up with “the men” for breakfast several mornings a week. Bob enjoyed his work, hunting, skiing, drawing, and sailing, and was an accomplished woodworker. He was passionate about building and sailing wooden sailboats, as well as his Model T and Model A. In addition to dollhouses, furniture and many smaller boats, he built the ketch Kathleen Mary, rebuilt the schooner Heron, built the schooner Peanut and the catboat Roberta P., and was instrumental in the rebuilding of the iceboat Rocket. Bob was a founding member of the Lenni Lenape Sportsmen Club, a member of the Monmouth Boat Club, North Shrewsbury Ice Boat and Yacht Club, the Hudson River Ice Boat Club, and past commodore of the American Schooner Association.
     Friends and relatives may pay their respects from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm on Monday and again Tuesday from 9 to 10 am with the Funeral Service to immediately follow at Scott & Kedz Home for Funerals, 153 Church St., Belford. The burial and committal will take place at Bayview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the restoration of the Ahrens-Fox fire truck would be appreciated. Checks can be made payable to Port Monmouth Fire Company, marked for the Ahrens-Fox Fund and mailed to Port Monmouth Fire House, 125 Main Street, Port Monmouth, NJ  07758 

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JOHN HOLIAN
   Posted Fri December 14, 2018
On behalf of the Rocket Ice Yacht Foundation we share the Pulsh Families loss as Bob was an honored member of our family. Bob"s legacy will live on by future generations enjoying the ROCKET, which he was instrumental in rebuilding.

Rest in Peace Bob.

John Holian, President

Maureen & JC Maimone and Ken Foster
   Posted Fri December 14, 2018
To the Pulsch Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Bob was an amazing man - always so kind and a true gentleman. We enjoyed many conversations with him. He will certainly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

Kathy, JC is very sorry to hear about your Dad and hopes you are okay.

Mr. and Mrs. Jorge Chávez & Children
   Posted Sat December 15, 2018
May Robert rest in God’s Glory, and sail in the Oceans of Love and Compassion of Heaven.He was always loving and kind to our family. He was truly a Family man. He will be missed and always remembered. His legacy lives in the heart of his children.
Our sincere Condolences to the Pulsch Family.

Michael Soldati
   Posted Sat December 15, 2018
On behalf of the North Shrewsbury Ice Boat & Yacht Club
we want express our sadness of Bob's passing. He was a mentor to all, the skills and knowledge he bestowed to our members will never be matched. Thursday nights spent at the club with Bob during the restoration of the Rocket made indelible memories for all those involved. He will be missed
Michael Soldati
Commodore

Cathy & Mike
   Posted Sun December 16, 2018
Sending our love and thoughts from Cambridge, Maryland. Your Father's obituary had the best phrase ever: "He was one cool dad." See you soon.

Rick Donohoe
   Posted Mon December 17, 2018
I worked with Bob on my first job out of college in 1972 on a pump station in New Shrewsbury (now Tinton Falls), and later on many projects for the Middletown Sewerage Authority. He was a wonderful, smart, and creative person, and a good friend who had a positive influence on my life. I offer my sympathy to Tom and the rest of the Putsch family.

Cindy & Ira Siegel
   Posted Tue December 18, 2018
Sending our condolences and prayers. Fond memories of what a kind man your Father was and how proud he was of his family (of course his boats too). :-)

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