Jan A Cousins

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March 30, 1949 ~ April 13, 2018

Jan Cousins, 69 of Ft. Lee, NJ, passed away on April 13th, 2018, with her family by her side. Jan was born in Brooklyn, NY, on March 30, 1949 to Lucille Shine and Richard Cousins.

A graduate of Francis Lewis H.S. in Queens, she attended Fairleigh Dickinson University and graduated from the Englewood Hospital School of Radiology. She worked for several years as an x-ray technician. She also worked as an appraiser with Albert Appraisal Company. She later graduated from Katherine Gibbs in Montclair, NJ, and worked as an administrative assistant for Kwasha Lipton, Helicon and Modernfold Styles. Jan retired in 2013 and had been enjoying her retirement ever since.

Jan was an avid reader and got to know the Englewood and Ft. Lee library staffs very well. She loved spending time in the sun and had a year-round healthy glow. She enjoyed many happy times spent with family at the Outer Banks of North Carolina. She was a patriotic American, proudly displaying the flag on her car at all times. She was very proud of her brother-in-law Chris' and both nephews (Josh Bubczyk and Josh Ginn) service in the Navy and Army. Jan alone was responsible for cheering up many, many people during her adult years. She supported the greeting card companies by purchasing cards for any and all occasions, which she sent out diligently to those she cared about. Anyone who received her cards knew they could look forward to the mail for holidays, birthdays or if they were under the weather.

Jan leaves to cherish her memory her sisters Lisa Bubczyk (and her husband Christian), and Betsy Cousins-Coleman (and her husband Gordon Coleman), her aunt, Vera Albert, nephew Joshua Bubczyk (and his husband Richard), and nieces Elysia Ginn (and her husband Josh,) Danielle Cousins-Coleman, Jessica Cousins-Coleman, Chloe Ginn, cousins Anthony Albert, Joe and Yoko Albert, and Jeanne Albert, and many other cousins and life-long friends.

A memorial service will be held in the future.

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  1. Your sister Jan sounds like an amazing woman.
    I'm sure her family will miss her deeply.

  2. Thanks for sharing. As you know, we only got to meet Jan once when we came for a family visit with Vera. However, Joyce and I both commented on what a kind and gentle soul she seemed to be. We are so sorry for your loss.

  3. I didn’t know Jan but she sounds like a truly good person who cared very much about those she loved. I’m so very sorry for all those who lost her and for the grief and pain they’re going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Even though I only met Jan one time, at Betsy's 60th birthday party, I enjoyed speaking with her. We watched the video that was put together for the party and she seemed to enjoy reminiscing so much! From the pictures and her comments on them I could see how much she enjoyed and loved her family. I am so sorry for your loss but I am sure Jan's memory will be kept alive through all of her loving family. May she rest in peace.

  5. What a beautifully written tribute to your beloved sister, Jan. Sending My heartfelt condolences to you, Gordon, Danielle, Jessica, and the family on her unexpected passing. May you find strength and courage during this painful and difficult time. She will be forever loved and remembered.
    With love always, Jane

  6. So sorry for your loss. It is always very difficult to lose a loved one. As difficult as this time is, hopefully the sadness will eventually be replaced with happy memories. Prayers for you and your family.

  7. Jan really enjoyed the little football pool our dance group ran each season. I always got a kick (pun intended) out of the enthusiasm she brought to the group each Sunday. She always had genuine well wishes and congratulations to others when they won. It was just so nice to see how she thoroughly enjoyed this fun little activity. She was just a sweet person who will be missed.

  8. Dear Betsy and family-Praying for the family at this truly difficult time. I know how hard it can be to move on but please know the Lord is with you and many family and friends are thinking of you.
    Psalm 73;26 My flesh and my heart may fail but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

    He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the LORD has spoken. It will be said on that day, “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the LORD; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.” Isaiah 25:8&9

  9. Such a beautiful photo of Jan. This is how I always remember seeing her. With that big beautiful smile on her face. Felt her absence at Jess's party. Sometimes hearing may she rest in peace isn't enough when they leave too soon and you wish she was still
    with you, Pray that in time, the happy memories bring you comfort and peace.


  10. Dear Betsy, Gordon and the Cousins Family,
    It is with sadness that I send you my condolences on the loss of Jan. I know how heartbreaking it is to lose someone so young and much loved from your life. It brings into focus just how fragile our life and time is together. I know that there will be days ahead when grief will be your predominant emotion but as the grief subsides remember the joys and happy days that you spent with Jan. Celebrate her in your heart with a smile through your tears. May Jan rest in peace.

  11. I can’t believe Jan is gone. I can only write my feelings in a simple manner. To me, Jan was always a straight forward warm person, always pleasant. In this past year I had a series of medical problems which left me feeling poorly. She took it upon herself to call me every day and just chat and try to make me feel better. It is hard to explain, she was just being pleasant and nice. I find it difficult to realize that she is gone. She would call and we would discuss this and that and she just made me feel better. I find it shocking that she was lost. Somehow I had thought that she was very sturdy and she would go through her medical treatment and come out just fine. It has been hard to sit down and write this to you, to tell you how sorry I am that she is no longer with you, with us. She was just always a pleasant and warm person. Please forgive me for my inadequate writing. I feel very bad at losing her.

  12. I worked with Jan at Kwasha Lipton for several years. She was a great team member and fun to work with. I will never forget how thoughtful she was and her “Jan” vanity plates. She will be missed.
    Liz Kreischer

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