Robert "Cuzie" Cuisinier

July 8, 1955June 22, 2018

Robert, who preferred his nickname, Cuzie, began his life in Idar-Oberstein, Germany on July 8, 1955. He moved to the United States in 1957. Being a child of a career military father, he lived in many places including Germany, Colorado, California and New Mexico. At 17, he joined the U.S. Army. He served from 1972 - 1975 earning the rank of Sergeant. He met the love of his life in 1976 and married Margaret Soares on August 5, 1978. They began their family 2 years later and had 2 daughters and a son. He worked a variety of jobs but he most enjoyed working with his brother running a washer/dryer rental/repair business both in Seaside (when Ft. Ord was still active) and in Killeen, Texas (Ft. Hood). Cuzie loved backpacking in the Ventana Wilderness, riding his motorcycle, gambling at the Marina Club and Las Vegas, drinking caramel frappes, eating sweets, watching old TV shows, the Walking Dead and the SYFY channel; and being Opa to his 6 grandkids. He was finally able to rest on June 22, 2018 after enduring many years of illness. His family wishes to thank and acknowledge the doctors and nurses at the VA clinic in Marina and the VA hospital in Palo Alto who cared for him for many years; especially Dr. Norman Gross. Cuzie is survived by his wife of 39 years; Margaret; children, Candace (Jason English), Cameron (Chris Tanner) and Colleen (Davey) Helm; grandchildren, Cornelius, Corina and Corniecia White, Isabella, David and Brandon Helm; siblings Peter, Noel, Jacqueline (Scott Fernandes) Cuisinier and Diana Hanson; brothers-in-law, John (Blaze Morrow), Stan (Sandra) and Darian (Brandi) Soares; sisters-in-law, Sharon (Tom) Price, Sherry (Clark-dc) Fisher and Michelle (Ron Wallace) Soares; father-in-law, Daniel Bray; nieces, nephews, cousins and wonderful friends. Services will be held on July 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Mission Memorial Park Chapel, Seaside with reception following at the Monterey Room (Gate 4) at the Monterey County Fairgrounds.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 7, 2018

Robert "Cuzie" Cuisinier

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Pauline Rosenthal

July 4, 2018

Dear Margaret and Family;
On behalf of all of the staff and myself at Bayside Community Mortuary; Thank you for allowing us to care for your Husband, Father and Grandfather. May you be comforted by all the wonderful memories you all shared and may the loving support of family and friends be a comfort to you. Please know that we are here to help in any way we can. God bless you all and comfort you all as only He can. Respectfully,