Celebrating the Life of Robert Hussa
While gathering information for this post, it became evident that Mr. Hussa lived each and every day of 51 years to the fullest.
Please join me in celebrating his life.
Brother of William and Stephen
Husband of Kathryn
Father of Robert and Thomas
Uncle of William, Michael and Nicole
Above and beyond all else, the love of Robert Hussa for his family permeates every piece of writing that I found. Co-workers spoke often of his focus on family, and family members found comfort in his love and support.
Associates of the Senior Vice President of Carr Futures describe him as a quiet person who devoted many hours toward the success of the business, all the while putting his family first. Straightforward and decent; willing to help those trying to get a leg-up; a respected leader; a person of character; all qualities repeated again and again by his friends.
Being a true sportsman and competitor, his passion for the game was contagious. It enveloped his wife, children, and friends so that everyone played. A profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on September 29, 2001 follows:
Robert Hussa's hobbies eventually became his family's hobbies. He took up golf and got his oldest son, Robert Jr., hooked. His wife, Kathryn, was taking lessons, too. And though his youngest son, Thomas, did not play golf, Mr. Hussa managed to interest him in skiing and riding mountain bikes. Those were his hobbies, too. "Every season, there were different activities," said Kathryn Hussa. "We were rarely home."
Mr. Hussa, 51, a senior vice president at Carr Futures, shared more than just his hobbies with his family. He believed in honesty and integrity, and stressed the importance of those values to his children. "He led by example," said Robert Jr. The weekend before the
World Trade Centerattack, Mr. Hussa joined Thomas and his friends for a barbecue at the family's home in The next day, he rounded up Robert Jr. for an outing to a Jets game at the Meadowlands. "He was very content with his work and his family," said his wife. "He had a life that was full." Roslyn, N.Y.
Although it was not my fortune to have known Robert Hussa, I believe he was a passionate man; living every day with a fervor and enthusiasm that touched all around him, someone whose life we should celebrate. No one can take that time away.
"It wont be long before another day
We gonna have a good time
And no ones gonna take that time away
You can stay as long as you like
So close your eyes
You can close your eyes, its all right
I dont know no love songs
And I cant sing the blues anymore
But I can sing this song
And you can sing this song
When Im gone"
- James Taylor
Listen to You Can Close Your Eyes
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