In Loving Memory of John "Jack" C. Costanzi
John "Jack" C. CostanziDunmore, PA December 19, 1931 ~ April 20, 2019 Date of Service: April 25, 2019
John "Jack" C. Costanzi, 87, of Dunmore, died Saturday at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, Scranton. He is survived by his wife, the former Angela Summa. The couple had been married for 62 years.
Born in Scranton, son of the late John C. and Louise Salamida Costanzi, he attended Scranton public schools and was a United States Marine Corps sergeant, having served during the Korean War. Before retirement, he worked as a bus driver for COLTS, Scranton.
He owned and operated the former Costanzi's Market in South Scranton for many years and was very proud of his Italian heritage. He was a longtime committee member for La Festa Italiana and UNICO. He was an avid New York Yankees and New York Giants fan. He was a proud grandfather and his grandchildren were the love of his life. He had a unique style of conversation and humor that will long be remembered by all who knew him.
Also surviving are sons, Jack and wife, Ann Cerminaro-Costanzi; and Paul and wife, Jean Dunback-Costanzi, all of Dunmore; and Michael and wife, Michelle, Frisco, Texas; grandchildren, Paige, Tyler, Nicholas, Vince, Donnie, Arianna and Jack Costanzi; sisters, Gertrude Mikolaczyk and Paulette Barrett, Scranton; Joan DelRosso, Dunmore; and Elaine DeMario, Philadelphia; several nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center for all of the care and compassion shown to Jack.
The funeral Mass will be Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith Street, Dunmore. Inurnment, St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow.
There are no public calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, 401 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA 18503.
Arrangements by Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore.