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Gary R. Kostura


1948 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Gary R. Kostura Gary R. Kostura, 65, of Mentor for the past 37 years and formerly of Parma, died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Mentor Way Care Center. He was born Jan. 1, 1948, in Cleveland. Mr. Kostura was in the banking business for over 40 years, starting his career at Central National Bank and retiring from JP Morgan Chase. Gary was involved in many organizations, such as Leadership Lake County and Mentor Rotary Club. He was also a member of Willoughby Lions Club, where he served multiple terms as president. He was a huge baseball fan from the time he was child. He played for years and continued on with his love of the game while coaching his daughter's softball team for 15 years. He loved the Cleveland Indians and never missed a game. He also enjoyed watching the Cleveland Browns, golfing, polka and rock and roll music. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Marcia (Fazekas); and his daughter, Cheryl Kostura of Mentor. Preceding Gary in death were his parents, Michael and Theresa (Fusco) Kostura; and sister, Terri Kostura. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor. The funeral service will be noon Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will in Mentor Cemetery, Mentor. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Northeast Ohio Chapter, 6155 Rockside Road, Suite 202, Independence, OH 44131 or the Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, OH 44110-2602. Online obituary at www.brunners.com.

Published in www.News-Herald.com on Apr. 9, 2013
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