Edward Gerald Costello

July 25, 1927 - October 20, 2020

It is with heavy hearts that we share that Edward Gerald Costello passed away at the age of 93 on October 20th, 2020 in his home in Bellevue, WA.

Edward is survived by his daughter, Kathleen Gregory, his son Sean Costello, his grandchildren Michelle and Daniel, and his great grandson, Liam Montgomery. He is predeceased by his parents Mary and Patrick Costello, brother Fred Costello and his sister Patricia Sandvigen.

A funeral mass will be held at St Louise Catholic church in Bellevue, Wa., Thursday, November 5th at 11:00am, followed by a 1:30pm service at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent where Edward will be laid to rest with military honors as a WWII Air Force veteran. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Museum of Flight, in honor of his distinguished career as a metallurgical engineer with The Boeing Company.

For those unable to attend the funeral mass at St Louise, it may be viewed via livestream. Contact Butterworth Funeral Home in Seattle for additional information.

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Kathleen Gregory

November 8, 2020

One of the happiest wedding, August 8th, 1993.
The father-daughter dance was Nat King Cole and his daughter Natalie Cole, singing "Unforgettable"

Diane Costello

November 3, 2020

From many years ago I fondly remember your quick wit, kindness, laugh and Irish twinkle in your eye. RIP

Catherine Jaeger

November 2, 2020

My best friend Kathy's Father Ed was the tower of strength for their family.
Sending floods of Love to you all during this difficult time ~ ❤

Jane Jones

November 2, 2020

I loved our visits and was always in awe of the stories he remembered, the life he lived and his kindness. Miss you Uncle Gerald.

Tim Jackson

October 30, 2020

Amongst the many who have fond memories of Ed, I first met the man, while working for Boeing in the mid '90's. Being another welding engineer sort, it wasn't much later that I joined the same R&D group which Ed was a key part of. Most of us worked our own projects, but I enjoyed the occasional opportunity to provide some lab test support for Ed, and as a great source of knowledge, most everyone of the discipline consulted with Ed over their years. Actually, everyone I knew liked and respected Ed, he was kind and fair, as well. Very rarely do I remember seeing Ed seriously upset by some difference in opinion, so when that did occur - it stood out, and I was pretty certain that whomever had caused the friction, had made a serious error of judgement, and might do himself a favor - and leave town. After Ed's retirement a few of us would meet him for lunch on his birthday when possible … it's sad to realize such days can't be repeated, but again, we all hold fond memories of a good, hard working man, and friend … rest easy now.

Mira Biesinger

October 22, 2020

I miss our little talks at the mailbox !
Au refoir


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