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Bruce Cousins

October 25, 1941 — April 26, 2023

Randolph Bruce Cousins, 81, of Aiken, South Carolina, and formerly of Penn Yan, New York, passed away peacefully at his home on April 26, 2023. The family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to Trinity Hospice for their assistance with providing support and comfort to Bruce and his family. Funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Aiken on Sunday May 21st at 2:00. Private inurnment will be in the churchs columbarium. 

     Bruce was born on October 25, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York to Carrie Royals Cousins and Randolph Brandis Cousins. His father died while Bruce was quite young, a profound experience that led to his future career choice. He wanted to be a funeral director to help and support other families through some of their most difficult times. 

     Bruce graduated from the American Academy of Funeral Service in 1961. He served in the U.S. Army and Reserves from 1962-1968. In 1974, he and his wife Anne moved their young family to Penn Yan, New York to purchase Weldon Funeral Home. He enjoyed serving the community for the next 20 years. Bruce was active in many civic organizations including; Rotary, The Elks Lodge, and the American Legion. 

     Bruce and Anne enjoyed a long and healthy retirement. They traveled extensively together and with friends. They never missed the birth of a grandchild and made many memories with their loved ones. 

     Bruce is survived by the love of his life Jean Anderson “Anne” Cousins, daughters Kim (Richard) Abney, Kari (Joseph) Passafume, and Karla (John) Holly. Grandchildren Joseph (Amanda) O’Conor, Jennifer (Ethan) Lamont, Anthony (Bailey) Passafume, Matthew (Sophia) Abney, Kacie Abney, Lila Holly, and John Holly. Great grandchildren Kensleigh, Rhett, Joseph, Ella, and Chloe. He was predeceased by his parents and great-grandchildren Warren Anthony and Amelia Noel Passafume. 

     In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the First Presbyterian Church of Aiken, 224 Barnwell Ave., NW, Aiken, SC 29801.

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