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Robert H. van Deursen

December 17, 1953 ~ September 21, 2021 (age 67)


AUBURN, MA – Robert H. van Deursen, 67, of Auburn, died Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at his home after a return of cancer from which he had been in remission for several years.

Robert was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the son of Willem and Ruth (Neumann) van Deursen. He moved to Massachusetts in 1975 after completing a cosmetology program in Amsterdam. He was a licensed hair stylist and owned his own salon for many years.  Most recently, he worked at Illusions Hair Design in Auburn.

Robert was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Rolf, of Amsterdam.  He leaves a sister, Ilse van Deursen (Norbert) of Delft, The Netherlands; a close friend, Jessica Noyst of Auburn; his former wife, Gail van Deursen of Nevada and a niece in Tenerife, Canary Islands.

Funeral services are private and in the care of Rice Funeral Home, 300 Park Ave, Worcester.  Donation may be made to the American Cancer Society in Robert’s name (


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Robert H. van Deursen


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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