Joseph C. Rouse Sr. of Montclair died on Aug. 17, 2018.

Born in Jersey City, Mr. Rouse was a resident of Montclair for 40 years. He was employed by the Leaguer’s, Inc. of Newark for several years and the Burch Charter School in Irvington, where he served as board president for 10 years.

Mr. Rouse is survived by his wife Linda D. Rouse; son Joseph C. Rouse Jr. and his wife Lakia; his mother Frances D. Rouse; and his sisters Linda Rouse Norman and Beverly Rouse Winn and his brother Dr. Leo E. Rouse Sr. He is also survived by two granddaughters, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Aug. 25, 2018, at the St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Montclair. Ritualistic services of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Eta Pi Chapter) were held. Arrangements were entrusted to Woody “Home For Services” in Orange. Cremation was held privately.