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 Charles Gregory “Chuck” Costello, Jr

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Charles Gregory “Chuck” Costello, Jr

  • Birth 24 Feb 1955 New York, USA
  • Death 11 Sep 2001 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial East Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Memorial ID 5823316

"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!

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  • Created by: Elizabeth Amatelli
  • Added: 4 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5823316
  • Elizabeth Amatelli
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Gregory “Chuck” Costello, Jr (24 Feb 1955–11 Sep 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5823316, citing Chestnut Hill Cemetery, East Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Amatelli (contributor 46489029) .