Condolence: The Mon Valley YMCA would like to extend our condolences to Joseph's family. We enjoyed his past visits at our facility. Even though he was soft spoken I always got a smile out of him. May he rest in peace!
Condolence: I am very sorry to hear of Joe's passing and I wish to express my deepest sympathy to Joe's family. Joe and I attended St Dominic's School and Donora High together. We were neighbors on Brokaw Ave and sang together as part of a quartet at DHS. I am the only one left of that group and I am sure Joe is singing with Ozzie and Bill in the heavenly chorus.
Sending you and your family my sincere sympathies in the loss of your dear father. May you all be surrounded and supported by the love of friends and family and the beautiful memories of time spent with your father.
Condolence: First, I wish to extend my deepest condolences to you and your entire family. I was so saddened when you called. Joe was my closest of friends since 1951.
As my sadness diminished, my thoughts quickly turned to all the great times we had together.
I met your wonderful grandparents at parent's weekend. I remember how much Joe resembled your grandfather-- the spitting image. Your grandparents remained friends of my parents until the end. Your father and I had so much fun at Theta Xi, playing softball, and basketball and just living together. We also waited on tables together. Joe worked very had and studied many long hours. Typically a bunch of us went out on Friday night for dinner or movie. Then a fraternity party on Saturday night. Sunday church and then the afternoon New York Giants football game. We had a big TV in the living room. After the game, we all hit the books until 11-12 PM.
Later in life, we regularly all got together again with Bill and Kathy Herling, Joe and Sandy, and my wife,Gloria. What a wonderful life! Joe often spoke very highly of his brother and was appreciative of his Sunday visits. He also spoke very highly of you, Mary,and how much he appreciated how much you helped him and took care of him. He also loved his wife very much and was very proud of his children whom he also loved greatly.
Condolence: We will treasure all the memories we shared with
cousin Joe and his family. He was a wonderful man
of faith, greatly loved and respected.
We send our sympathy, prayers and love to all
of Joe's family.
Condolence: I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. The Glen Ellyn Kostos were big fans of Uncle Joe's. I remember some marriage advice he'd given me when Dave and I were married and the way he treated my girls anytime we were together. Sometimes with a straight face but the twinkle in his eyes always gave him away!! Much love to you all. I wish we could be there to hug you in person. ~ Mary Kostolansky