Thomas Joseph Costanzo

November 25, 1948 ~ September 14, 2019 (age 70)


Thomas Joseph Costanzo, 70, of (Markton) Punxsutawney, passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at home.

He was born on November 25, 1948 in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Thomas Joseph Costanzo and Jennie Ann (Gammello) Costanzo.

Tom was Catholic by faith.

Following graduation, Tom worked and put himself through some college at Gannon University and Penn State, studying Chemistry and Math.  

He worked as a maintenance man on apartment complexes in Clarion for many years.  He was handy and could repair most anything.

Tom was a  Penn State fanatic, he loved to watch the games and was a die hard Joe Paterno fan.  He also liked watching other sports, particularly basketball. He was a fantastic cook and loved to share his feast with his friends.  James Brown was his music of choice and it could be heard pouring from the stereo at Tom’s home at times. He loved his dog’s that have gone before him, and still shared his home with his cat, Leon, who misses him dearly.  He recently spent time researching his father’s military career and was working to catalog memories and photos.

Tom is survived by three siblings, Timothy Edward Costanzo of Punxsutawney, Janice Valdisera and husband Victor of La Plata, Maryland, and Jennifer Druzisky of Pittsburgh; two nieces, Maria Valdisera, and Kelly Hanon; one nephew, Matthew Druzisky; two great nieces and one great nephew.

Preceded in death by his parents.

There will be no visitation.  Arrangements entrusted to Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Saints Cosmas and Damian Catholic Church, celebrated by Monsignor Joseph Riccardo.

His ashes will be interred next to his family at Calvary Cemetery, Punxsutawney.

Memorial donations may be made in Tom’s memory to a local animal shelter.

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Funeral Mass
September 18, 2019

11:00 AM
Damian Catholic Church

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