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Henrietta Elizabeth Rossmann Costolo
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Birth: Jan. 22, 1906
Death: Mar. 12, 2001

Henrietta Elizabeth Rossmann Costolo, 95, died March 13 at Brooke Grove Nursing Home in Sandy Spring. Mrs. Costolo was born Jan. 22, 1906, in Pittsburgh. She was a daughter of the late William Rossmann and Henrietta Elizabeth Grimm. She had 10 brothers and sisters: Frederick, Clara, August, Maria, George, Merle, Walter, Naomi, Mildred and Frieda. After high school, Mrs. Costolo went to a business school to become a secretary, and worked at Jones and Laughlin Steel Co. In 1933, she married Charles Larimer Costolo. After they were married, they built a stone house in Mt. Lebanon, Pa. Their son, Charles Larimer Jr., was born in 1935. Due to the Depression, they had to leave the house they built and move to Bridgeville, Pa. There they had a daughter, Yetta Carol, in 1939. Later, they moved back into the city to Beechview, where they lived until Mr. Costolo's death in 1958. As a member of St. Marks Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh, she taught Sunday School, was in charge of church dinners and participated in many other church groups. She was active in the Order of Eastern Star, which she joined in 1934. She served as its matron from 1934-35 and was secretary for her chapter for 50 years. She was a member for over 70 years. She worked for the Board of Elections in Allegheny County for many years and as a secretary for St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh. She retired in 1981 at the age of 75. In 1992, Mrs. Costolo moved to Rockville to be close to her family. She was able to live on her own until the age of 93. She moved into Brooke Grove Nursing Home in 1999 and was still active making many friends and enjoying many social activities. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Gaithersburg, where she made many close friends. Mrs. Costolo loved to read, bake bread, do needlepoint, quilt, crochet and knit, play bingo, cards and games, and go to bible study and church. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Yetta and Joe Churilla of Olney; a daughter-in-law, Georgia Costolo of Gaithersburg; two sisters, Maria Fisher of California and Frieda Weniger of Pennsylvania; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A prayer service was held March 15 at De Vol Funeral Home in Gaithersburg. Burial was March 16 at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Pittsburgh. 
 
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  Charles Larimer Costolo (1895 - 1958)*
 
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Burial:
Mount Lebanon Cemetery
Mount Lebanon
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: GerbLady
Record added: Nov 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44494278
Henrietta Elizabeth <i>Rossmann</i> Costolo
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Henrietta Elizabeth <i>Rossmann</i> Costolo
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Henrietta Elizabeth <i>Rossmann</i> Costolo
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