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Richard I. Couser, Jr.July 6, 1941 ~ April 5, 2016 (age 74)
Troy - Richard I. Couser Jr., 74, of Sterling Avenue died Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at St. Mary's Hospital after a longillness.
Born in Albany, he was son of the late Richard Couser Sr. and Mabel Stewart Couser and husband for 23 years of Deborah Bertasso Couser. He had resided in Rensselaer for most of his life.
Richard was a driver for Astro Autobody and a mechanic for Sterling Winthrop in Rensselaer for 16 years.
He was a lifetime volunteer with the Rensselaer Fire Company and enjoyed Lebanon Valley Speedway, horse racing at Saratoga, OTB and the casinos. He served in the Marine Corps.
Survivors in addition to his wife include a son, Mark (Michele) Couser, MA; his daughters, Kelly Couser, Ravena, Dawn (Anthony) Imbarogno, Ravena and Annjenette (Shawn) Redden, Troy; a step son, Anthony (Margaret) Lourinia, Troy; a sister, Beverly Meissner, Nassau; his grandchildren, Rachel, Grace, Nathan and Stephen Couser, Lacey Meachem, Karlie and Kelsey Lourinia, Hunter and Mia Redden, and Gino Imbarogno.
Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Friday from 5-7pm followed by a service at 7.
A special thank you to The Community Hospice of Rensselaer County nurses Marsha, Mary and Paula for their wonderful and loving care.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Richard I. Couser Jr. to The Community Hospice (Gift Processing Center) 310 S. Manning Blvd. Albany, NY 12208 or Wounded Warrior Project 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL 32256.
Wounded Warrior Project
4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville FL 32256
The Community Hospice (Gift Processing Center)
310 S. Manning Blvd., Albany NY 12208