Nicholas J. Cousins

Nicholas CousinsNicholas J. Cousins, 24, of 1410 Bucktail Trail, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Spring Run as a result of a four-wheeler accident.

He was born January 2, 1990 in DuBois, son of Brian K. Cousins of Byrnedale and Dawn Gray Cousins of St. Marys.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 2008.  He was an employee of Keystone Powdered Metals and was a former employee of Atlas for three years, working on oil rigs.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Nathan Cousins of Byrnedale; his maternal grandmother, Rosemary Gray of St. Marys; a step-brother, Kenny J. Gnan of St. Marys; and by aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Cousins, who passed away at birth; his maternal grandfather, John “Rabbi” Gray; and paternal grandparents, Ernest and Jane Cousins.

Nicholas was a member and officer of the Eagles Club and a member of the Sons of the American Legion.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman, loved the outdoors, and loved his truck.

Funeral Services will be held in the Weedville Wesleyan Church on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Luke Nelson, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Gardner Hill Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 403, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Barbara Orsich June 3, 2014 at 2:35 pm

There are not words to express how much Nick will be missed. He was a very unique young man and always so much fun. May you and your family find peace in knowing he is in heaven bedeviling the Angels and watching over one and all.

Just me,
Barb Orsich

Jerry & Sandy Northrop June 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm

You are in our thoughts and prayers.
J.O. & Sandy Northrop

Jayne and Gary DeFrain, Mike and Gary Jr. June 3, 2014 at 9:36 pm

We the DeFrain family are so sorry for your loss, your Nick brought laughter and smiles into our life, we enjoyed him very much, he was always fun to be with. We always had a great time no matter what we all did together, if it was just sitting around the fire talking about life, and having a few drinks enjoying the evening. He is now our angel above looking down on us keeping us safe. I was sitting outside today and this beautiful yellow butterfly landed beside me and just sat there looking towards me, and I said to the butterfly, hi, are you Nick, and it flew on my arm and just sat there for a few minutes. As I talked to him, and asked him if he was ok, he fluttered his wings twice and flew off. So every time I see a yellow butterfly, I know it’s Nick. Take care, always here if you need us. God Bless you and your family.

Leslie Neal June 4, 2014 at 4:46 pm

As I too well know, there are no words that can even hint at comfort. Just please know, I am sending my deepest love. I am only a heartbeat or phone call away. Surrounding you in love and comfort.

Nick Skrabut June 5, 2014 at 6:07 am

Nick, You where pretty much family to me. You went too soon. You are in a better place right now. We will miss you.
From the Skrabut family. R.I.P.

Rodney Assalone June 5, 2014 at 10:34 am

My thoughts and prayes are with the Cousins’ family. He was a great Cousin for a long time. 31 years. I will miss him very much. No matter what he will be in my heart. He will be missed forever.

Nick and Margie June 5, 2014 at 11:03 pm

Most sincere sympathy and many prayers to all of Nick’s family. During this most difficult time, please know that our thoughts will remain with you in prayer for strength.
Margie Shaffer Fritz

Amy Lugo June 6, 2014 at 9:07 am


I was deeply saddened by the news of Nicholas’ passing. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Allow the love of others to lift you up in this time of grief.

With much love,

Amy Lugo (Zimmerman)

TOM KRISE June 11, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Nick was a good friend and a very good mechanic. He will be sadly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Nick and his family.

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