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John F. "Jack" Costello

November 11, 1931 ~ June 25, 2018 (age 86)

John F. “Jack” Costello    “beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend”

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.----John F. “Jack” Costello, 86,  of Shinglehouse, passed away with his loving family by his side on Monday, June 25, 2018 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness.

Born on November 11, 1931 in Wellsville, N.Y., he was a son of William and Catherine Moran Costello.  On October 24, 1953 in Genesee, he married Marilyn M. Smith, who survives.

Jack was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School, Class of 1949.

In his younger years, Jack was employed in the local oil fields, Alcas in Olean, N.Y., the former McGraw Edison in Olean, N.Y, and numerous other jobs.  He retired from Dresser-Rand in Wellsville in 1995 after 26 years of service.

Jack enjoyed fishing at Black Lake, snowmobiling, three wheeling, camping, working on cars and visiting with his friends, Dick Evingham and Stanton Peters.

Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Donald F. “Don” Costello of Shinglehouse, Dennis D. (Evelyn) Costello of Chapel Hill, N.C., and James P. (Amber) Costello of Shinglehouse; five grandchildren, Derek (Ashlee) Costello, Dawn (Gary) Firster, Kirk Costello, Kamrie Costello, and Kent Costello; and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Jack was predeceased by a sister, Mary Baker; and four brothers, Harold, Raymond, Paul, and Bob.

In keeping with the family’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jack’s name may be made to Sweden Valley Manor Patient Activity Fund, 1028 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 475, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Jack’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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