WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. – John F. Costello, a resident of Wappingers Falls, died Wednesday, April 13. He was 90.
He was born on April 25,1925, in Poughkeepsie to James J. Costello and Anna Hawthorne Costello.
A local resident all his life, he attended Wappinger Central School. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served as a signalman first class on board the USS Missouri, when the Japanese formally surrendered. He also worked for IBM for 35 years as a manager of shipping and receiving. He was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Wappingers Falls, a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1646, the Poughkeepsie Elks Lodge 275, Wappingers VFW 5913 and the IBM Quarter Century Club. He was also honored in Washington, D.C., as a World War II veteran through the Wounded Warriors Project Honor Flight in 2015.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria; his children, Patricia McNamee and her companion Michael VanVoorhis of Fishkill, Michael Costello of Oldsmar, Fla., David and his wife Patricia Costello of Wappingers Falls and Kevin Costello of Oldsmar, Fla.; his grandchildren, Ryan McNamee, Michael Costello, Kate McNamee, Kelly and her husband Dennis Baccomo, David Costello, Bridget Costello, and Clare Costello; his great-grandchildren, Riana McNamee, Michael Hargrave, Mikala Costello, Camron Costello, Jacob Baccomo, and Gwenith Baccomo; his sisters, Jane LeRoy and Elizabeth Costello of Wappingers Falls; sisters-in-law Betty Costello of Hyde Park, Mary Rodriguez of Montana and Bernice Gruhl of Poughkeepsie; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother James Costello; his sister Margaret Costello; his in-laws Charles LeRoy Jr., Adolph and his wife Anne Birkenmeyer, Ann and her husband George Constantine, Joseph Rodriguez, and Kenneth Gruhl.
Family and friends may call at the Delehanty Funeral Home, 64 E. Main St., Wappingers Falls, on Sunday, April 17, from 3-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Monday, April 18, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 11 Clinton St., Wappingers Falls. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Wappingers Falls.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
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