Robert F. Guise

  • Born: September 14, 1921
  • Died: September 3, 2020
  • Location: Milltown, New Jersey

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Tribute & Message From The Family

WWII Veteran, Captain in Middlesex County Sherrif's Dept and Special for Milltown Police

With a heavy heart we have to say goodbye to a wonderful Dad, Pop Pop and a friend on Thursday, September 3, 2020, just shy of his 99th birthday on September 14th.

Robert Guise previously lived in Milltown for 82 years where he was born, raised and raised a family of his own, before moving to Monroe Township in 2003.

He was employed at the Middlesex County Sheriff's Department for 20 years and retired in 1983 as a Captain of Chief of Operations. Prior to that he worked at Mack Truck in New Brunswick and Plainfield as a Set-up-Man in the Transmission Department and was a Chief Steward and Alternate committee man with the UAW CIO for 22 years, before retiring in 1961. He also owned and operated Bob's Freezer Fresh Ice Cream truck from 1962-1969.

He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church in Milltown all of his life.

He was a life member of the New Jersey State PBA, Veterans of Foreign War Post 2319, the American Legion Post 25 and the New Jersey State Retired Police and Fire Association.

Bob served in the US Army Air-Corp during World War II, in North Africa and Italy, as a Crash Fire Chief from 1942-1946. He also was a special patrolman with the Milltown Police Department from 1948-1952.

His loving wife of 51 years was the late Ruth (Sharek) Guise, who left this earth in 1999. He was also predeceased by his eldest son Robert A. Guise (d. 2017), and by two sisters Doris Clawson and Margaret Krovath.

He is survived by his devoted son Rand M. Guise and his wife Marjorie M. (Hennessey) Guise, his grandson Carl V. Gess of South River and great grandson Carl Joseph Gess, his granddaughter Christina M. Guise of Hazlet, his sister Rose Betzler and her husband Richard of Milltown; his brother George and his wife Dorothy of Milltown, and many nieces and nephews. Also a very special lady friend who was by his side for 12 years, Gladys K. Christ.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, September 9th, 10:00 am, at Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church in Milltown. Burial will follow at Van Liew Cemetery in North Brunswick. Friends and relatives may call on Tuesday, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at The Crabiel Home for Funerals, 170 N Main St-at Riva Avenue, Milltown. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 233 N Main St, Milltown 08850. You may sign the obituary online "guestbook" at .

He will be greatly missed – till we meet again our love goes with you!


Condolence & Memory Journal


I pray you will find peace in your memories

Posted by Mary Guise - FAYETTEVILLE, NC   October 18, 2020


I am truly sorry for your loss. He was a good man. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Mary Guise - FAYETTEVILLE, NC   October 17, 2020

Your dad was such a special man. He was one of my Dad's(Vincent Olafsen) best friends at Monroe Village. What a foursome they were, my Dad, Bob, George and Arthur. They were my lunch bunch every Wednesday. We moved to NC but I kept in touch with Bob and took him and Gladys to lunch whenever we came up to visit my daughter. We used to talk by phone at Gladys'. This past year has been difficult to keep up our contact but he has always been in my prayers. He was the last of the lunch bunch and will always be in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Marylyn Hullfish - Township of Taylorsville, NC - Friend   September 10, 2020

To the Guise family,

I had the good fortune to Know Bob briefly when I first started with the Sherrifs Department and then later at a few of the retirement dinners we both attended. A genuine gentleman and all around good guy.He was well respected and was somone who could be approached for advice and encouragement on the job.

Don Almasy Retired Chief Sherrifs Officer

Posted by Donald Almasy - Lavallette, NJ   September 08, 2020

Rand, Marjorie and family ... We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Bob. He and Ruth were the best of neighbors and the nicest of people. Your dad certainly lived an amazing life and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Posted by Jon and Donna Bergen - Milltown, NJ - Neighbor   September 06, 2020

Dear Randy and family - So sorry for the loss of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Frank Torok - Indio, CA - Acquaintance   September 05, 2020

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived,

Posted by Jean Smith - Friend   September 05, 2020

sorry for your loss

Posted by scott bannier - milltown, NJ   September 05, 2020

He made the best milkshake ever ! Sorry for your loss Randy-- Jim o.

Posted by james lynch - Friend   September 05, 2020

Growing up a small boy in milltown I never forget Bob & his freezer fresh truck. What a wonderful man he was. Us kids loved him . If we didn't have enough money, ( or none) Bob still gave us ice cream.
Thank you Mr. Guise for the beautiful example you set forth for me.

Posted by alan lefave - keyport, NJ - Neighbor   September 05, 2020

Guise family.....I'm so sorry to hear about Bob. I worked with your Dad in the Sheriff's Dept. for many years. We worked quite a few shifts together. The guys all liked and respected your Dad. Bob was a class act and I'll remember him in my prayers. Bob...till we meet again brother.

Posted by Mike Poznanski - Venice, FL - Coworker   September 04, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers for Robert and family.

Posted by Dave Torok - Winchester, CA - Acquaintance   September 04, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of my former "ice cream man" Mr. Bob!!!
My family and I lived down the street from he and his lovely wife for years!
Rest with the Angels Mr. Bob.

Posted by Arlyne Conley - Galloway, NJ - Friend   September 04, 2020

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