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Stanley J. Costello

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Stanley J. Costello
Stanley J. Costello, 95, formerly of Coaldale, entered into eternal rest Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 in Hometown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Tamaqua. He was the husband of the late Anna N (Kidda) Costello who passed away June 8, 2011.
Born in Coaldale, he was the son of the late Jozel Kasztelan and Anna (Hamernik) Costello.
He was self employed as an owner/operator of Costello's Restaurant in Coaldale for 75 years until retiring in 2010.
Stanley also sold insurance for the Polish National Alliance for many years.
He was a United States Army veteran serving during World War II with the Troop B 1013 Calvary Squadron in Normandy, Northern France, and Poland. He received the Purple Heart.
He was a graduate of McCain School of Business.
He was a member of the former Ss. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church and a current member of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford.
He was also a lifetime member of the Coaldale American Legion, the Coaldale Fire Company, the Lansford AMVETS and the Coaldale VFW.
Stanley was well known for playing the violin for customers on their birthdays, anniversaries and many other special occasions.
Surviving are daughters, Marianne, wife of Larry Crampsie of Allentown; and Lillian Rose Costello of Pottsville; a son, Stanley Jr. and his wife, Angela of Lansford; grandchildren, Lauren (Crampsie) and her husband, Jason Lotkowictz of New York City, N.Y., Alexandra Valusek , and Anthony Costello both of Lansford; and a great grandson, Drake Lotkowictz.
He was also preceded in death by sons, John and Paul Costello.
Services: Funeral services 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the Sverchek-Blazosky Funeral Home, 340 E. Bertsch St., Lansford followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford with the Rev. K.A. Medve officiating. Interment will be held in Ss. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Summit Hill. Call Tuesday at 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services in the funeral home. Donations may be made in his name to the Eastern Pennsylvania Down Syndrome, 6900 Hamilton Boulevard, P.O. Box 60, Trexlertown, Pa. 18087. The Sverchek-Blazosky Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

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Published in Times News on Mar. 1, 2014
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