Joseph Costello, of Runnemede, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on December 1, 2022. Age 79.
Beloved husband of Melody Costello (nee Parker) for 50 years. Devoted father of Carlee Wright (Damien), Sue Beck Rigney (Frankie), Joey Costello, and Deserie Cubler. Loving Pop Pop of Parker, Jack, Kelsey, Dylan, Josie, Sophia, and Frankie. Dear brother of JoAnne Castelli Castor, Robin Sipos (Wally), and the late Donna Frizano. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Joseph Costello was a veteran and a true Renaissance Man: Consummate Teacher and Mentor, Author, Poet, Musician, Composer, Lyricist, Singer, Artist, Photographer, Film Maker, Producer, Director, Actor, Special Effects Makeup Artist, Inventor, Wood Worker, Box Maker, Joke Teller, Humorist, Rule Changer, Loyal Friend, Devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, and Uncle. Proud recipient of the International Library Award for Video and Song.
There will be a visitation from 10:30am to 12 noon Thursday, December 8, 2022 at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.
Memorial service 12 noon at the funeral home.
Interment private at the request of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105 800-822-6344 or by visiting www.stjude.org
Zach Melchiore wrote on Dec 10, 2022:
"JOE WAS A GREAT NEIGHBOR TO ME MY WHOLE CHILDHOOD! HE USED TO GIVE ME IDEAS ON MY HALLOWEEN DISPLAY I DID AT MY HOUSE EVERY YEAR AND EVEN FILMED IT ONE YEAR TO USE FOR TRITON MORNING NEWS DURING HALLOWEEN SEASON. HE WAS SUCH A KIND GREAT CREATIVE MAN. HE WILL BE TRULY MISSED BY MANY BUT NEVER EVER FORGOTTEN! ? ? "
Joe Iezzi wrote on Dec 3, 2022:
"It is with Great Sadness I must tell you that, Cousin Joe Costello (Butchie) Passed away last night. He was the most talented person you ever met, and will be sorely missed by all that knew him. Please go through this site "Casanova Family and Friends" on Facebook, and enjoy the different Songs, Videos and Pictures he was responsible for, and you will get to love him as we all did. He helped keep the flame alive for the Casanova Family and now his flame has gone out.
Please let his passing show how important family is and reach out to someone you have not talked to or seen for a while and tell them You Love Them.
I Love You Butchie you will be missed R.I.P.
See you on the other side.