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Edward John Costigan Sr.

Costigan, Edward John, Sr. fortified with the sacraments of the Holy Mother Church, on Monday, January 14, 2013 at the age of 98. He was married to the late Sara Guth Costigan for 48 years and the late Millie Fabick Costigan for 17 years. Dear son of the late Edward John Costigan and Elizabeth Keane Costigan; dear brother of Jane C. Purcell and the late Mary Elizabeth C. Moloney, Harriet C. Wienke, Ruth C. Corrigan, and William K. Costigan; dearest father of Sally C. (Joe) Coleman, Edward (Carol) Costigan Jr., Robert (Pat) Costigan, David Costigan, Louise C. (John) Kennedy and the late James (Catherine) Costigan and Betsy C. Jordan; beloved grandfather of 26 and great grandfather of 15; step-father to Mildred Fabick Jr. and Patricia Disbrow; he is survived by countless relatives, friends and admirers. Mr. Costigan graduated from Barat Hall ('27), St. Louis University High School ('31), St. Louis University ('35) and Stanford University Business School (MBA '37). He was the oldest living alum of Barat Hall. Mr. C, as he was known to the many with whom he worked, was a leader in the St. Louis business community that included a substantial national reach. His career in investment banking spanned more than six decades beginning in 1937 when he was an analyst at Whitaker & Co. In 1943, he became a partner at Edward D. Jones & Co., when the two companies merged and his duties were primarily in the management of the syndicate department. In 1972, Ed was recruited by Stifel Nicolaus to be their vice president. From 1974 through 1979 he presided as president of the firm. Ed retired in 2001 after holding many other positions within Stifel Nicolaus. He served on and led many boards including St. Louis Society of Security Analysts and Mississippi Valley Group of the Investment Bankers Assoc. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Securities Dealers and the Midwest Stock Exchange. Mr. Costigan was known throughout for his integrity and high ethical standards, and he was a long time contributor to many charities. His four passions in life were God, family, business and golf. He was a faithful witness to the Roman Catholic Church. He made 59 retreats at the White House and was a member of the Manresan Society. He was a trustee of the Calvary Cemetary Board from 1956-2002 and was an ardent supporter of Jesuit education. An avid golfer throughout his life, one of his most cherished golf endeavors was frequently attending The Masters tournament in Augusta, Georgia, since 1956. His first wife Sara was a Missouri Amateur Champion in 1938. Services: Memorial Visitation Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Immacolota Church, 8900 Clayton Rd. 63117, from 9 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Louis University High School or St. Louis University. Condolences to www.kriegshausermortuary.com

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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Jan. 17 to Jan. 19, 2013
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