Robert A. Coutts
Robert A. Coutts 69, of Lake Hopatcong, N.J. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family Monday September 13, 2021. Born in Morristown, N.J., Robert lived in Rockaway Boro, N.J. before moving to Lake Hopatcong where he spend his final 36 years. The son of Robert W. Coutts and Jean A. Lamb-Coutts.
Robert was employed as a telecommunications lineman for N.J. Bell / Verizon for 33 years, retiring in 2005. Mr. Coutts volunteered as a paramedic from 1974 to 1979 with the Mine Hill First Aid Squad, and also devoted his time to the Pope John H.S. from 2006 to 2021. Robert played football for the Morris Hills H.S. in 1969. He was an active member of the Lake Forest Yacht Club, and a member of the Garden State Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group.
Mr. Coutts is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years Maria C. Crusellas-Coutts. Sons Robert M. Coutts and wife Amanda of Succasunna, N.J., Ryan A. Coutts and wife Brittany of Lake Hopatcong, N.J., Richard L. Coutts also of Lake Hopatcong, N.J. Daughters include Jeanne M. Harris and husband Rick of Hermosa Beach, CA, Victoria C. Hegarty and husband Robert of Hopatcong, N.J. Sister Patricia C. Bagnall, and nephew Zachary A. Bagnall both of Lake Hopatcong, N.J. Grandchildren include Grayce K., Owen A., and Laurel M.
Memorial Mass will be held Monday September 20, 2021 5:00 p.m. at the Pope John High School – Old Gym Building 28 Andover Road Sparta, N.J. 07871 Arrangements under direction of Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home 156 Main St. (Route 206) Newton, N.J. 07860 Online condolences www.iliff-ruggierofuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers family requests donations be made to Pope John High School in memory of Robert A. Coutts.