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James A. (Jim) Cousins, 77, of Blooming Valley, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018 at Meadville Medical Center.
He was born May 13, 1940 in Sussex, NJ, a son of the Rev. James G. and Thelma I. Johnston Cousins.
Jim was a veteran of the Vietnam era, serving in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1966. He was a graduate of the University of Chicago with a bachelor's degree in social work. He retired from the Erie V.A. as a social worker and he led group discussions with veteran's groups of all eras. He was a member of several professional social work organizations.
Jim was of the Methodist faith. He loved hunting, shooting sports and history and he was a very kind and generous man.
Survivors include two sons, J. Allen Cousins (Cathy) of Shelby, AL and Brian Joseph Cousins (Allison) of Adger, AL; three grandchildren Erich and Laurel Cousins and Amanda Appleby (Ian); two sisters, JoAnn Ebbert of Ohio and Janet Lochrane (Thomas) of Rochester, NY; and two nieces and two nephews.
Calling hours will be Thursday, January 4th from 1 to 3 p.m. at the ROBERT W. WAID FUNERAL HOME, 581 CHESTNUT ST., MEADVILLE where the funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dave Brumagin officiating.
Interment will be in Blooming Valley Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.waidfuneralhome.net.
Published on January 2, 2018
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