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James Rouse

James M. Rouse

Friday, December 16th, 1949 - Wednesday, December 26th, 2018
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James Rouse, 69, of Marietta, NY passed away on December 26 peacefully in his sleep. He was born in Lansing, MI on December 16, 1949 to Verna and Lewis Rouse. Brother of Martin and Mary Lee, he grew up in Michigan before moving to Denver, CO and marrying Donna Krehel. His former wife was a dear friend till the end and the mother of the three children he is survived by - Lisa (Sam) Reier, Martin Rouse, and Alex Rouse.
Known around the Syracuse area as 'The Fireplace Man' he was happiest getting to meet new people, watching sports, and spending time on his boat. Along with his beloved dog Gunther, he was an ever-present member of the lake community who always wanted to have a beer with friends and tell them stories about his children.
In lieu of calling hours a memorial will be held at the Lakeside Vista Restaurant at 2437 State Route 174, Marietta, NY on Wednesday January 2 from 5 PM to 10 PM.
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Diane & Bob Caryl

Posted at 11:14am
We are shocked and saddened to just hear of Jim's passing. We still owe him a breakfast after outstanding customer service he recently gave to us. Our deepest sympathies to the family.

Ann McManus Ruggles

Posted at 09:16pm
Sending our deepest sympathies. Your Dad was a great guy who always brought smiles and laughter. He was always so very kind to our children at The Vista , and we will truly miss him. -Ann and Grant Ruggles

Kenny Parker

Posted at 06:52am
The world lost a great man in Jim and he will be very missed. Driving past any construction site, that I was working on, through the 20+ years. Jim would always turnaround stopping by just to say hi. He was always good for a joke, or tell of a job he was working on or heading too. He was a class act!!! My warmest condolences go out to Jim’s family. Ken Parker& family
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Jen Griffin

Posted at 07:02pm
Alex, Martin, Lisa and Donna
I am so saddened about your loss, our loss. Jim was always a friendly face quick to talk all about his family and share a story. He was so grateful for the travels he had with the boys, and so proud of his kids. He certainly was living life fully and was a vital force of life. Please laugh and enjoy the memories while you grieve his loss. Jennifer Griffin
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Bill and Midge Werth

Posted at 06:26pm
We were so saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. Jim was a pleasure to work with and well respected in his field. Personally, Jim installed 3 fireplaces/stoves in our homes and many during my years working in construction. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with Jim’s family at this time.
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