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Anthony "Tony" Costello

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Anthony "Tony" Costello Obituary
LORAIN – Anthony "Tony" Costello, age 61 and a life resident of Lorain, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011 in Lakewood, from injuries sustained in an accident.
Tony was born September 29, 1949 in Lorain to the late John Costello and Clementine (nee Giardini) Costello. He was a member of the Class of 1967 of Admiral King High School, Lorain. Tony served his country during the Viet Nam Era, serving in the U.S. Navy. When he returned from his service duty, he wed Creta G. Ball on April 10, 1969, and together, they raised their three children in Lorain. Tony attended Lorain County Community College after marrying Creta, studying engineering. From 1971 - 1981 he was employed at the U.S. Steel Corp., Lorain. Tony spent the remainder of his working years as a truck driver.
Tony was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Skyline Drive, Lorain. He loved talking to people about God and the Bible and his hope for the future. He enjoyed home repairs, yardwork, and most of all spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years Creta G. (nee Ball); three children; Lisa Costello, Joanna Costello, and John (Tricia) Costello, all of Lorain; seven grandchildren; Antonette, Gabrielle, Tyler, Joslyn, Lana, Mya, and Jayvin; his mother Clementine Costello of Lorain, a brother Peter (Debbie) Costello of Lorain, and many nieces and nephews.
Tony was preceded in death by his father John Costello (2010); his mother-in-law Ava Ball (2009) and father-in-law Glen Ball (2010).
Family will receive friends Saturday 4 - 6 p.m. at the Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, 851 Park Avenue, Amherst. The memorial service will be 7 p.m. Sunday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2330 Skyline Drive, Lorain. Vernon Wallace will officiate. Private family interment.
Memorials in Tony's name may be made at the Garland-Misencik Funeral Home.
Published in The Morning Journal on June 24, 2011
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