Robert F. Couse Sr., 88, of Pine Plains, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at his residence. Born on November 15, 1932 in Livingston, The son the son of the late Adrian Couse and Grace (Smith) Couse. Mr. Couse retired from IMB after 36 years and also retired after 34 years as a Police Officer for the Town of Pine Plains. He was a United States Army Veteran having served in Korea during hostilities.
He served the Town of Pine Plains for a total of 58 years; 16 as Chairman of Town Recreation, 34 years as Police officer, 16 of which he was the Chief of Police, and 12 years as Town Councilman.
Robert was also a member of the Pine Plains Legion, life member of the Pine Plains Hose Company, Founder of the Days Gone Bye Motor Club, member of the national Chiefs of Police, Life member of the Dutchess County Chiefs of Police Association and an Honorary member of the Pine Plains Sportsman Association.
He was also very active in sports having played in various softball and basketball leagues for 25 years. His wife Joan predeceased him in April of 2011. His brother Fred and sisters Mary and Virginia also predeceased him.
Robert is survived by his son Robert F. Couse Jr., one daughter, Lisa Couse, three granddaughters; Alexis Reilly, Rebecca Churton, and Bobbie Schlein. Five great grandchildren Aiden, Adison, and Axton Reilly, Giacomo Meccariello, and Lincoln Schlein. In addition to his brother James Smith and sister Margaret Smith.
Graveside services will be held in Evergreen Cemetery privately at the convenience of the family. In lieu of Flowers memorial contributions are requested to the Pine Plains Rescue Squad P.O. Box 100 Pine Plains, NY 12567.
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