Thomas Eugene Costello
1929 - 2021
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Costello, Thomas Eugene 91, of Naples, FL, and formerly of Grand Rapids, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Emily Ann, in 2018. Beloved father of Daniel Costello of Kennesaw, GA, Barbara (Richard) Van Antwerp and Karen (John) Lach, of Grand Rapids, MI and beloved grandfather to Brian Lach of Chicago, IL and Kristen Lach of Grand Rapids, MI. Brother of Joseph (Kathleen) Costello of Rome City, IN; brother-in-law of Marilyn (Jan) Henley of Grove Heights, MN, Rita (Bob) Burroughs of Indianapolis, IN, and Cheryl Bosler of Arnold, MD; and uncle to thirteen nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by sister-in-law Jeanne and husband Bob Wruble, as well as brother-in-law Michael Bosler. Tom was born August 11, 1929 in Decatur IN, to Francis and Mary Costello. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame in 1951, Tom served in the Army both stateside and in Europe. Tom and Emily married in 1955 in Fort Wayne, IN and subsequently moved to New Jersey and Michigan before retiring in Naples. Tom's life-long career in advertising included pharmaceutical, agricultural, automotive, and manufacturing clients. In 1982 he formed his own company, TEC Associates - a successful, full-service agency specializing in business advertising. After retiring to Naples in 1994, he continued to help others as a mentor in the SCORE association. Tom was a passionate fan of his alma mater. He enjoyed sports, reading, travel, history, music and continually learning about everything possible. He will be remembered for his enduring faith, unfailing work ethic, quick wit, and honest, caring advice. He lived a full life yet appreciated the simple things, like a good glass of wine or Emily's homemade desserts. Tom and Emily's time in Naples was brightened by the many friends and memories they made. A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 1:30 PM EST at St. Agnes Catholic Church (7775 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, FL 34120) and will be streamed online at https://vimeo.com/518252706/5032e49ae9. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the St. Agnes Chapter of St. Vincent de Paul, online at https://www.stagnesnaples.org or by mail to the address noted above.


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Published in Grand Rapids Press from Mar. 5 to Mar. 7, 2021.
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