Friday, December 15, 2017

Former ‘Express’ manager dies



Mark Fraser

 Former production manager at the Trinidad Express George H Rousseau has died.

He was born on June 23, 1933 in Port of Spain.

He was the son of the late Stacy Punnet and George Paul Rousseau. He died on March 11.

Rousseau was production manager at the Express from 1960-1963 and the Mirror from 1963-1966.

He previously worked at the Trinidad Guardian from 1949-1960.  

During this time he received a full scholarship to the University of Puerto Rico Metropolitan Vocational College for printing from 1955-1956.

Rousseau and his family—wife Jeanette (also a past employee of the Guardian), son Robert Anthony Richard and daughter Judith Angelique Natalie—moved to Brooklyn, New York, USA, where he worked at the Newman Printing Company as the production manager and then the Rasin Painting Company as the Department Supervisor.

He attended NYC Community College where he received his degree in Graphic Arts then his BBA in Marketing from the City University—Baruch College in New York, a statement said.

When they moved to Coram, Long Island, he continued academic studies in Personal Computer Operations & Certification as a Teacher Aide from Longwood School District.  He was a substitute until he could no longer work.  Rousseau was a Deacon, Sunday school and Bible studies teacher and part of the “Inner Steps” radio ministry.

While in Coram, he and Jeanette opened their hearts and home to three beautiful children—Rashawn, Latoya and Shaqueena Brown Rousseau—whom they later adopted, the statement added.

He leaves to remember him his loving wife of 55 years Jeanette, his five children Judith, Robert, Rashawn, Latoya and Shaqueena Rousseau. His adopted daughter Gerry and son-in-law Jonathan. 

Grandsons Jakyle, Joell and Ezekiel. Brothers Lawrence, Herman, Mervyn and Talbot.  

Sisters Grace and Marge. Six brothers-in-law, eight sisters-in-law, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, colleagues, church family members, his very special family confidante Dr Alice Williams and many others.