February 29, 1928 to July 5, 2014
Robert went home to our Lord and Savior after a valiant fight against Alzheimer's. He was born in Oneida, New York, to Clara and Jacob Fouquet and grew up in Syracuse, N. Y. where he met his wife and love of his life, Jean Knaack. He served in the Coast Guard during WWII, enlisting at age 17. After the war he joined the National Guard and was stationed at Camp Pendleton, Falling in love with California he moved west with his wife and two children in 1952. They have lived in Santa Barbara for 57 years, retiring from Raytheon Corp. as an engineering designer.
He is survived by his wife Jean of 67 years, two children, Gary Fouquet and Bonnie Fouquet Boggs, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one more due in 2015.
Thank you to Visiting Nurse and Hospice for their compassionate help and care which allowed Robert to stay at home at the end of his life journey.