James F. Costello III
Costello, James F. III, SPC 'Jamie' baptized and reunited with the Lord on Tuesday, April 11, 2006.
Jamie was born on June 28, 1978; beloved son of James F. and Marie R. Costello; cherished brother of Catharine and Robert Costello.
Jamie was fulfilling his calling and defending the country he loved. Also left behind were several aunts and uncles: Peter and Mary Beth Costello of Mt. Kisko, NY, Tom and Christina Costello of Havertown, PA, and his Godfather Matthew and Anne Marie Costello of Rochester, MI, Patricia and Dave Shaw of Delta, CO, Dave and Marlene (Godmother) Rosbach of Oklahoma City, OK.
Jamie also leaves several cherished friends and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Jack and Catharine Rosbach and James F. and Constance B. Costello.
Jamie was a graduate of Oakville HS in 1996 where he was a 4-year veteran of the OHS hockey team.
His great devotion and pride in his country gave him conviction to protect us and he is truly our hero. Prior to military service, Jamie was an employee of the U.S. Postal Service for 6 years and last worked at the South County Branch.
If preferred donations may be made to the Iraqi Freedom Disabled Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250 or the Jamie Costello memorial fund for the Oakville HS Hockey Team
c /o Mick O'Hallaron, 3048 Becker Crossing (63129).Services: Visitation at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255
Lemay Ferry Rd. (at Butler Hill) on Thursday, April 20 from 7-10 p.m., and Friday, April 21, 8 - 9:30 a.m. Then to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (Oakville) for 10:00 a.m. Mass. Interment with honors following at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

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Published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Apr. 19 to Apr. 27, 2006.
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Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and the others that we lost over there. You were a good soldier and it was my privilege to have known and served with you.
John Calhoun
May 29, 2021
Hey bro, on this weekend of you and many others memory I salute you all. God I wish you were still here so you could give me trouble. Man I miss you. I hope you and Morrison are singing laughing and having some whisky. You're my true hero.
Robert Costello
May 26, 2019
I miss you so much bro. I just don't know how else to express myself. I still think of you every day and wish I still had the chance to hang with my true role model. I always looked up to and wanted to be just like you. Just like the bull dog
Robert Costello
April 4, 2019
I miss you brother!! Every day minute and hour. I will always look up to you!
Rob Costello
January 4, 2015
April 11, 2012
To the family and friends of Pfc. James F. Costello:
Always remembering James. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
April 10, 2012
To the family and friends of Pfc. James F. Costello:
Please accept our remembrance of James on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Ginger Mankowski/Peggy Childers
Ginger Mankowski
April 12, 2011
To the family of PFC James F. Costello:
Please know that just as your loved one remains in your hearts and minds; his sacrifice, and that of your family, remains with the people he died defending. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for his bravery and selflessness, or the heartache we feel for your loss. God bless and keep you always.
L Neal
April 7, 2011
To the family and friends of Pfc. James F. Costello:
Remembering James on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers
April 11, 2010
Follow The Rainbow To Heaven.

A Soldier had die out on the

Broken hearts are weeping For

But take comfort of knowing
that God had sent Them a
rainbow from heaven;

The Souls of the Soldiers
have gone to there home
in heaven,

Our Loved One's has follow
God's lovely rainbow in the

All the way to the end of the

That leads all the way to the
other end of the Lord's
house in heaven,

So just keep on praying and
trust that God will send us
that same rainbow in the sky;

Where Our Loved One's are
waiting For You and For Me at
the end of the rainbow in


Do A Web Search On:
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Charles H. Miranda
August 12, 2009
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Kenna Larra
April 17, 2009
You are the TRUE HERO. God Bless You.
We will look to you for our inspiration.
Mehlville Fire Protection District House 2
April 16, 2009
To the family of Pfc. James F. Costello:
James gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers
April 12, 2009
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Pfc Costello!
May 28, 2008
Jamie, We were there with you yesterday, as I'm sure you know. All the other comrades families were there as well! We celebrated your lives and honored your beings. We miss you so much, but we will eventually reunite with you. Cook a good dinner! Love you forever and always, Mom and Dad
Marie Costello
May 27, 2008
As the years have passed, I have not forgotten, and never will, the courage Jaime had to fight at the front line.
Nor will I ever forget his smile!
May 27, 2008
To our dearest son and brother: We celebrated your anniversary yesterday with close friends and family. You were remembered and cherished. We so missed your physical presence but felt you in our midst. We love and miss you Jame! Dad and Mom
Marie Costello
April 12, 2008
Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers today.

The Wind on The Downs

“I like to think of you as brown and tall,
As strong and living as you used to be,
In khaki tunic, Sam Brown belt and all,
And standing there and laughing down at me.
Because they tell me, dear, that you are dead,
Because I can no longer see your face,
You have not died, it is not true, instead
You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe;
I hear you laughing as you used to do,
Yet loving all the things I think of you;
And knowing you are happy, should I grieve?
You follow and are watchful where I go.”

(Written by Marian Allen during World War l )

Two lines that I wish you to keep near your heart…….

“You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe”

Please contact me and I will email you back a copy of the
Angel drawing I have posted here.

I did not know James, but I am remembering on
this day he gave his all.
He is my hero.

xo xo
Deb Estep
Proud Air Force Mom and MIL
Remembering The Fallen – Blog
The Other Side
April 11, 2008
There is nothing that I can say or do to take away the pain or bring you peace in your time of sorrow, but I will offer you and your family my heart felt condolences. I also offer you my prayers that in time the pain will easy and the memories of your HERO will carry you through each day and night. I want to thank your HERO, for his/her selfless act of becoming a member of the armed forces, his/her willingness to defend the United States of America, all that we hold sacred and for the sacrifice that will forever be etched in the memories of all those who knew him/her. Though tears can never bring him/her back, we hope that our tears express our gratitude for the sacrifice that he/she made and our sorrow at his/her passing. I believe for every fallen HERO there is a star shining brightly up above to remind us of the precious gift we were given.

Your mission on earth is complete and you are now a member of GOD’s Heavenly armed forces. Stand down brave warrior and take your rightful place in Heaven with all the HEROES who have passed before.

I made a special promise to LE RON A. WILSON, a dear family friend who joined the Army with three other friends, one of whom is my son (Le Ron was killed in action on 07/06/07 at the age of 18) on the day he was laid to rest as I touched his coffin, that I would never forget him nor would I forget those that gave their lives for our country before him, with him and after him and so when I came across www.legacy.com, I thought what a great way to keep my promise to Le Ron, so I will continue to leave tributes in each guest book until the day there is no longer the need to leave these tributes to a FALLEN HERO.


Currently stationed in Germany
Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
August 14, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Pfc Costello and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
July 27, 2007
Please know how Deeply Sorry I was to learn of the loss of
Pfc. James F. Costello, one year ago.
The price this Brave Young Soldier and his family have paid for this country and for freedom, Will Never Be Forgotten.

There will Never be Enough Ways to Humbly Thank these Young Heroes for their Supreme Sacrifice, my brother among them. Killed in action in Vietnam in 1967.

Treasure this hero Lord, in Your Garden of Rest,
for while here on earth, he was one of our best.

I pray you find strength in your faith, comfort in God's love, and peace in knowing this country remembers the Sacrifice James made.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Garnet Jenkins
April 11, 2007
I never knew James, but I do know his Uncle(?) Tom Costello. I worked with him for several years, and I consider Tom a good friend. The last time we met for lunch Tom told me about James. I remember feeling sympathy for his family, and a little more fear for my son who was still in Iraq. Unfortunately it was only a few weeks after this that we also got the terrible news about our son. He was killed on Aug 27 in much the same way as James.
I just wanted you to know that I am thinking about you and I am deeply sorry for your loss.
Grant Smith
Proud father of SPC Tristan C Smith
Grant Smith
November 28, 2006
Thank you James for my freedom.May God bless and keep your family in is loveing arms.
Donna Palmer
October 18, 2006
To our dearest son: No words can express the huge void we experience. As we approach the 6 month mark, the days become harder and more difficult. Your infectious giggle, and obnoxious ways are desperately missed. We love and miss you Jame, you are in our hearts forever! Mom and Dad
Marie Costello
October 9, 2006
Jamie paid the ultimate, however, he loved this country, his family, his friends, more than himself, and wanted them to continue to reap the benefits of FREEDOM!! We thank all who have signed this guest book, it is so very heart warming and consoling. We know that Jamie is now in the grasp of his "Pops", "Miney" and "Magra" and all other beloved family members. It is us left here on earth who shall suffer such a great loss and we will miss so much that genuine smile, that infectious giggle and his sometimes "anal retention" to detail and his sometimes (always) opinionated discourse! Jamie thanks you for the beautiful tributes, as do we! Jim and Marie
Marie Costello
May 1, 2006
My Deepest Sympathies to Jim and the family in this time of tremendous grief. My deepest gratitude and that of my country go out to the family of this fallen hero. My prayers are with you all.
Jay P. Morris (Pepper Inc.)
Maplewood, MO
Jay Morris
April 26, 2006
We care and share your sorrow.
7th Grade Louisburg Middle School
April 26, 2006
We care and share in your sorrow
7th grade Louisburg Middle School
April 26, 2006
I would like to say how soory I am for the loss of your son. I know that his death will not be forgotten by those of us who support and honor the men and woman that fight for our freedom on foreign grounds. God bless you and your family...
Theresa Staryak Staryak
April 24, 2006
My heart goes out to the Costello family. Know you are all in our thoughts and prayers here at Ft. Hood. My husband served with Jamie in B Troop, 7-10 CAV, and I know he is truly missed. His memory will never be replaced, his sacrifice will never be overlooked and his smile will never be forgotten! I remember seeing Jamie the morning the guys left for Iraq.. he kept his head held high, ready for what was to come. He was one of America's finest!
A Bulldog doesn't die, he just gets promoted to a better Army.
Tracy Hale
April 24, 2006
It was an absolute honor to ride in his memory. He will be missed by many, but always remembered. He is a true hero and you all should be very proud. God Bless America.
Dustin Gholson (PGR)
April 23, 2006
To the family and friends of Jamie we offer our deepest condolences. It was an honor and a privilege to ride with him on his final mission here on earth.

Rich and Linda Mounce
Rich and Linda Mounce
April 23, 2006
Me deepest sympathy to the Costello family for this great loss. James is a true American Hero. He has performed a great sacrific that shall never be forgotten and to which the rest of us owe a great debt of gratitude. Rest well James, your watch is over. To the family of this brave man, I pray for your peace as you move forward in your lives knowing that James and many men and women like him have guaranteed the rights and privileges we Americans hold so dearly and others work so diligently to destroy.

Chuck Boien
Patriot Guard Rider
April 23, 2006
Thoughts and prayers are with the Costello family during this trying time. James III did this country an outstanding service and paid the ultimate price. May He Rest in Peace.
Rick Wegner
April 23, 2006
Costello Family my family knows only to well how you are feeling right now. We lost our daughter SGT Amanda Pinson on March 16,06 you have been in our toughts here lately everday. Our thoughts and prayers are with your Family. Your son is a HERO he gave the ultimate price for us to be free here in the U.S. you should be very proud of him. Tony and Regina Pinson
Regina Pinson
April 23, 2006
My sincere sympathy for your loss. It was my deepest priviledge to be part of the ride to honor SPC Costello. We can never forget our fallen warriors.
Joe Heckenbach
Patriot Guard Rider
Joe Heckenbach
April 23, 2006
GOD BLESS THE COSTELLO FAMILY. It was a pleasure to ride and honor your son,even though I did not know him. Jamie is a TRUE AMERICAN HERO. GOD BLESS HIM.
Randy Smith PGR RIDER
April 22, 2006
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Max Howerter
April 22, 2006
My deepest sympathy to the family of Pfc. James F. Costello. I appreciate all of his contributions to our country and may there be a special place for him in heaven. He gave his 'all' so young. He has joined the ranks of heroes and I love him for that.

Rose Connolly, USAF MSgt Retired

Proud Former Marine Mom (PFMM) to Two of the Few
Rose Connolly
April 22, 2006
April 22, 2006
James has given all that he could for his country, his family, his friends, and the rest of who were not fortunate enough to have known him. It is selfless heros like this who continually ensure that we will stay a free and proud country. From here on, rest assured that whenever anything good happens within your family, James is right there with you, sharing in your joy, and comforting you in your sadness. May God be with you as you proudly cherish the memories and suffer this loss.
Mike Chambers (PGR)
April 21, 2006
God Bless you. I did not know your son but I do know he was an american hero. It was a pleasure to ride and honor him today. God bless you all and you will be in my prayers.
Patriot Guard Riders
Dan Ziegelbauer
April 21, 2006
To the family and friends of Pfc. James Costello a nation shares your grief. I am forever indebted to his service to our country.
Thank you James for my freedom.
Mary Alger
April 21, 2006
I pray for our men in harms way every day. May the Sacred Heart of jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary keep you and your family in their loving care. May Our Lady of Guadalupe and St Juan Diego pray for you and your family.
Donald Radeackar
April 20, 2006
I have never met your family or Jamie. I just want to thank Jamie for for giving his life so that we may be free. What a hero.
Carol Walz
April 20, 2006
My sincere condolences go to Jim and Marie and the rest of the wonderful Costello clan. I will always remember Jamie as the sweet and kind kid he was and I pray for peace and solace for each of you.

You should be very proud for growing the man he became. We should all be thankful for Jamie's sacrifice and the postive impact he had on so many.

Your friend, Pete King and family
Peter King
April 20, 2006
I knew Jaime and can say he was a very special person. I know that he had a very big heart and was a truly great friend. Know Jaime's heart was strong and he will always be remembered in our prayers.
My sympathy goes out to his family and friends.
Jennifer Pretto
April 20, 2006
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Although I did not know Jamie, he paid the ultimate price so that my family can live in a free country and I wish to say "thank you". I know the pain in losing a loved one. Find comfort in the Lord.
Pam Caskanett
April 19, 2006
I had worked with Jamie at the South County and Gravois Post Offices. My thoughts and prayers are with the Costello family. He will be missed.
Barb Foerst
April 19, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very painful time.

All my love
Patti Glenn
April 19, 2006
My heart and prayers go out to the Costello family. It is difficult to lose a child no matter what their age. My heart breaks everytime I hear of another loss. May Our precious Lord bless you and send you peace from the Holy Spirit. As a mom of a U.S soldier I am proud of each and every member of our armed forces serving our country so very proudly. Please accept my sincerest sympathy on your loss.
Berni McGuire
April 19, 2006
My prayers are with you, Jim and Marie, and your family at this difficult time. Any young life lost is a life gone too soon! We are very proud of Jamie.
Joann Wolf
April 19, 2006
As a mother of a United States Marine I feel your loss like its my own. Please know that there are alot of people who are praying for your family. I ask God to put his peace on you. God Bless
Pam McGowen
April 19, 2006
We may have not known Jamie but we know him as a hero. Here was a young man with a good job put his country first. You must be an incredible family to raise such a good man.
Carol Biggerstaff
April 19, 2006
My heartfelt sympathy to the Costello family in the loss of James. I did not know James, but my heart is broken and I am saddened for your loss of such a fine young person and hero. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers. James you are a hero and you will never be forgotten.
I send each of you a hug from the most inner part of my heart.
Love and Peace

To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
Tom Gugliuzza-Smith
April 18, 2006
God Bless~My thoughts and prayers are with The Costello family~

Land of the free~Because of the brave.. Never forgotten!!~Jamie (Navy wife)
Jamie Graves
April 18, 2006
To the Family of Pfc. James F. Costello:
My heart breaks again as I sign yet another guest book of another courgeous young soldier who gave their life so selflessly. I wish I never found myself in a position to have to sign another guestbook for the rest of my life. We lost a son 12/1/05.
I know first hand there are no words right now that will bring you the comfort and peace you need. Just know that you are not alone. My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you all as you mourn this loss. We don't know each other, will probably never meet, but will forever be united in the loss of our Heroes. We have, unfortunately joined a group none of us wanted to join, an ever-growing group of families in this situation. May God grant you peace and strength to get through this and be able once again to smile at a memory rather than have only the tears that flow so easily now. To be so proud of your loved one and so saddened at the same time is a mix of emotions very difficult to deal with. I am sorry that I never knew your soldier personally, but none of these courageous men and women will be forgotten. They will never be able to be replaced, but sometime, someday your loving memories will help to sustain you. This courageous soldier will forever now be your Angel watching over you all for the rest of your lives. It's what brings me some measure of peace and comfort and I hope it will you as well. To his family and friends in pain, I offer this comfort. When you find yourself in that dark sorrowful place, think not only of how you will miss him, but instead recall the years, days, hours and minutes gifted to you by his presence. If you ever want to talk, I'm only an e:mail away and would love for you to tell me more about your Hero. God Bless this courageous soldier and family.
Pam Adams (SFC Brent Adams, KIA 12/1/05 Ramadi, Iraq)
[email protected]
(Millersville, PA )
April 17, 2006
To the family of Pfc. James F. Costello--My heart aches for you. Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved soldier. I pray you find rest and comfort in Jesus' loving arms.
A Proud 172 Stryker Mom
Dianne Werner
April 17, 2006
I had worked with Jamie at the Creve Coeur Post Office. He was a very quiet and courteous young man. He will be missed.
Teresa Dresner
April 15, 2006
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