John Joseph CostelloOctober 15, 1936 ~ August 21, 2017 (age 80)
Brookfield – There will be a funeral service held on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St., Boardman (new location) for John Joseph Costello, 80, of Brookfield, who died Monday, August 21, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown, with his family by his side.
John was born October 15, 1936 in Youngstown, the son of Julius and Rachel (DiLallo) Costello and grew up on the east side of Youngstown.
He began his work career at Idora Park. He was proud to have been a part of it. He spent his 80th birthday at the Idora Park Museum and was interviewed on the evening news. In 1954, he graduated from South High School. He retired as a foreman in 1991 from Cold Metal Products, formerly Jones and Laughlin Company.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, along with being a member of the Knights of Columbus, Father Gallagher’s Council, and had achieved the honor of 4th Degree Knight.
John cherished his Italian heritage and traditions (especially Christmas Eve), the time he spent at his lake house with his family and friends, and his breakfasts at the Brookfield Diner. He also cherished the many golf leagues he belonged to with close friends and the championships won. His interests included new Cadillac cars, Friday night poker club, coin collecting, and cheering on the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians, and OSU Buckeyes.
He is survived by his three daughters, Donna (Chris) Flauto of Poland, Cathy Brooke of Youngstown, and Julianne (William) George of Struthers, his former wife, Sophie Costello of Poland, eight grandchildren, Gary (Lauren) Flauto of Boardman, Jillian Flauto of Poland, James (Glenell) Brooke, Michael (Jolynn) Brooke, Raymond Brooke, all of Struthers, Kelli (Ed) Ditata of Henderson, Nevada, Sara (Anthony) George of New Albany, Ohio, and Rachel George of Struthers, and five greatgrandchildren Christopher and Jayla Brooke, and Tenley, Everly, and Wesley Ditata.
John was preceded in death by his parents, his sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and William Mettee, and his wife, Patricia Costello.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Sunday, August 27, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Monday morning, from 10:30 a.m. until 10:55 a.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4221 Market St. Boardman (new location).
Burial will take place at Lake Park Cemetery, Youngstown.
Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com. to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to John’s family
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s name to the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley, PO Box 430 Youngstown, Ohio 44501.
Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley
PO Box 430, Youngstown OH 44501