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Blaine E. ''Greek'' CostanzoBlaine E. "Greek" Costanzo, 74, of Kittanning, died Saturday, June 8, 2013 at his residence.
He was born October 24, 1938 in Reesdale, Armstrong Co., PA, the son of Louis E. and Virginia (White) Costanzo.
Blaine lived in the Kittanning area all his life and graduated from Kittanning High School in 1957. He worked at Pullman Standard in Butler as a painter for 18 and-a-half years, and later worked at R&P Coal Company until his retirement in 1998. Blaine also served in the US Army Reserves and was a member of Appleby Manor Presbyterian Church.
For 10 years Blaine was a coach for little league baseball. He enjoyed watching sports and always cheered for the Pittsburgh teams. Playing BINGO and the slot machines were some of his favorite activities. Blaine was happiest when spending time with family - especially his grandchildren - and they will remember how he always had a can of Pepsi in his hand. Blaine's family and friends will never forget how he was a hard worker who never hesitated to help others.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 50 years, Nancy L. (Emmonds) Costanzo, whom he married October 6, 1962; sons, Curtis E. Costanzo, of Kittanning and Craig E. Costanzo and wife, Beth, of Manorville; daughter, Melanie Dias and husband, Chris, of Kittanning; grandchildren, Alex, Kayleigh, Emily, Allyson and Kyra Costanzo, and Jocelyn and Abigail Dias; brother, Donald Costanzo, of Kittanning; sisters, Lorraine Hawk, of Kittanning and Joyce Svitesic and husband, Mike, of Wisconsin; and several nieces and nephews
Blaine was preceded in death by his parents and half-brother, Arthur Wolfe.
Family and friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at Bauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc, 515 N. McKean Street, Kittanning.
Additional visitation will be from 10 AM until the time of funeral services at 11 AM on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Appleby Manor Presbyterian Church, 810 Main St., Ford City, with the Rev. Steven Werth officiating.
Burial will be in Lawn Haven Burial Estates, Worthington, PA.
Contributions may be made in Blaine's honor to Appleby Manor Presbyterian Church, 810 Main St., Ford City, PA 16226.
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