William Joseph Cousin

William Joseph Cousin, 95, of Atria Senior Living, Bethlehem, formerly of Ridley Park, died Friday, June 10, 2016 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was the husband of the late Rachel H. (Jopson) Cousin. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Anna L. (Teupel) Cousin. He was a graduate of Germantown Academy and Temple University. A proud American, William was a Marine Corps Veteran of World War II having participated in the capture and occupation of Guam. He was employed as an accountant with Dupont, Wilmington, DE for over 30 years before retiring.

Survivors: Daughter-in-law, Ann B. Cousin of Orefield; son-in-law, Stephen Fairbanks-Clark of Roeland Park, KS; grandsons, W. Andrew Cousin, Jr. and his wife Margot of Rochester, MN, Jeffrey M. Cousin and his wife Katrina of Bear, DE; great grandchildren, Owen, Brooks, Madeleine, Garrett and Lucas. He was predeceased by his daughter, Julie Fairbanks-Clark and his son, W. Andrew Cousin, Sr.

Funeral Service and Interment are private. Arrangements by J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, Allentown

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


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