|Birth: ||Feb. 24, 1955|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 11, 2001|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
"Our Hero" ~ A more humble soul you would never find. A simple, loving, God-fearing Christian man, who exited his vehicle in front of the World Trade Center and ran into tower 1 to try to rescue people. That was Chuck's way. Chuck is known as "the elevator man" by NYPD and FDNY because he aided them in evacuating the elevators in both towers. He saved hundreds of lives. Chuck's remains were unearthed on January 6, 2002 "The Feast of the Epiphany" beneath Tower 2. Among his possessions were his key ring, his driver's license and his union card. He is survived by his loving wife, the former Mary Norton, four children - Amanda, Theresa, Mary Kate and Charles III, his father, Charles Sr (mother Kathryn M died in 1990), a brother, Raymond Costello (and wife Elizabeth), sisters Kathleen Birch and Patricia Costello, many neices and nephews and a multitude of extended family and friends. He will be missed on the soccer fields of Old Bridge, at the clubhouse of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh in Old Bridge, by his brothers and sister of The International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 1, and by his fellow musicians at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Old Bridge, where he played guitar for some 20 years and taught confirmation classes.
He is, in every sense of the word ~ a hero!
Charles Gregory Costello (1917 - 2014)
Kathryn Marie Conway Costello (1925 - 1990)
Chestnut Hill Cemetery
New Jersey, USA
Created by: Elizabeth Amatelli
Record added: Oct 04, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5823316
Added: Sep. 17, 2014
Added: Sep. 16, 2014
No day shall erase you from the memory of time...Thirteen years - doesn't seem possible. The pain doesn't go away, it just changes in intensity, but it is never as great as it is on the anniversary of your death - the day life as I knew it was forever ch...(Read more)|
Added: Sep. 11, 2014
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