Former resident, Korean War veteran
Charles Coushaine. (Courtesy photo)
Charles M. Coushaine, 90, died peacefully on May 25, 2020, at GreenFields Continuing Care Community in Lancaster, New York. He was born in Buffalo, New York, to Charles and Amelia (Tulowecki) Coushaine. He was a former resident of Harvard. He graduated from Buffalo State College in 1952 with a bachelor’s degree in education and received his master’s degree in business from the University of Buffalo in 1953. He worked for many years in the computer industry, and he proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean War as a counterintelligence officer.
Charles was predeceased by his first wife Rosemary (Wrenn) Coushaine, who died in 1963. He was predeceased by his second wife Mary (Corcoran) Coushaine, who died in 1997. He was the loving husband of his wife Genevieve (Bartholomew) Coushaine for 22 years. He is survived by his brother John Coushaine of Fairport, New York, and his sister Kathryn Ferrara and her husband Patrick, of Lake View, New York. The family would especially like to thank Kathryn and Patrick for the exceptional kindness and loving care they provided to Charles. He is survived by his eight children, Carolyn Furtek and her husband Thomas, of South Hadley; Cynthia Long of Ludlow; Claudia Orcutt of Chicopee; Charles Coushaine and his wife Jeannie, of Port Charlotte, Florida; Catherine Coushaine and her partner Rex Haskin, of Apollo Beach, Florida; Cyril Coushaine and his wife Susan, of New York, New York; Paul Coushaine and his wife Karen, of East Granby, Connecticut; and Mary Beth Coushaine-Goddeau and her husband Andrew, of Belchertown. He was predeceased by his sons-in-law Raymond Long and Donald Orcutt. He also leaves 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his wife Genevieve’s nine children: Rosanne Przywara, Diane Malecki, Patricia Widmer, Michael Kibler, Joseph Kibler, Elizabeth Brooks, David Kibler, Mary Ann Kibler, Steven Kibler, and their spouses. The family is deeply appreciative of all the love and support the Kibler family has given to our father over the years.
During his lifetime, Charles enjoyed many pastimes, including photography, camping, woodworking, computers, and playing cards. His favorite activity was reading the daily newspaper undisturbed. He enjoyed visiting his children when he was able to. He had many witty sayings which his children and grandchildren will be repeating for many years to come, thinking of him fondly.
Private services for the family were held on June 6, 2020. Memorial donations may be made to The American Heart Association at www.heart.org or the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org.