OBITUARY

Timothy Tim Augustine Costello

November 21, 1948November 21, 2018
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Timothy A. Costello of Audubon Park, NJ passed quietly on Wednesday November 21, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was 70.

Beloved husband of Peg Costello (Harper) for over 32 years. Devoted father of Sandy, Christopher, Krista (Dan), Ryan, Zachary, Skyelar and predeceased by Tracey and Timmy. Dear brother of predeceased John. Loving grandfather of 7 and great grandfather of 1.

Tim was a lifetime member of VFW Post 3620 NJ. He was an Ironworker for Local 401. He loved the outdoors. Tim managed and played softball, he was a true sun worshiper who could never get enough sun. He loved the beach and Myrtle Beach, SC. He was an avid Cowboys fan, a Phillies fan and a dog lover. He could always make you laugh. He will be missed.

Family and friends are invited to the viewing on Thursday November 29, 2018 from 9:30 – 11:30 am at BLAKE-DOYLE Funeral Home 226 W. Collings Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108. A funeral service will be at 11:30 am. Interment to follow in Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ. Please leave your remembrance of Tim on BLAKE-DOYLE.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tim’s name to American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or Cancer.org.

  • FAMILY

  • Peg Costello, Wife
  • Sandy ., Daughter
  • Christopher ., Son
  • Krista ., Daughter
  • Dan ., Son-in-law
  • Ryan ., Son
  • Zachary ., Son
  • Skyelar ., Daughter
  • Tracey ., Daughter
  • Timmy ., Son
  • John ., Brother
  • Loving grandfather of 7 and great grandfather of 1.

Services

  • Viewing Thursday, November 29, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 29, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, November 29, 2018
REMEMBERING

Timothy Tim Augustine Costello

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Bill Bless g

December 4, 2018

Tim....Hanging with you and Snydecki at Daly's after a game were some of the best times of my life.If those walls could talk...what a story it would tell.Your infectious laugh put a smile on everyone's face.RIP my friend...You will always be coach to me.

Marie Barker

November 29, 2018

Love that smile, kind heart. Will always be with us.
Love you

Leesa Capilli

November 28, 2018

Tim truly was an amazing man and Sunworshipper Extroidinaire. We can have comfort that now the gleaming light of heaven will shine on him for eternity.

Kenneth Laxton

November 28, 2018

Timmy, I loved being in your company. I could listen to your stories and that contagious, friendly laugh all day. I loved playing ball alongside of you; I loved you just like one of my own brothers.

My last memory was of you, Peggy and me sharing stories over a couple cold ones after Cos's funeral. It was like time stood still. Totally awesome.

Semper Fi brother, RIP, say hello to Cos for us all. Bring your glove and plenty of halfballs, you have many friends waiting for you.

God bless you Peggy and your family.

Kenny Laxton USMC 75-79

Joseph Sereci

November 28, 2018

Tim Rest In Peace from a childhood friend and brother ironworker joe Sereci local 399 Camden

Joe Harrington

November 27, 2018

Lots of ‘em, mainly based at the old Union Field, when I’d umpire Daly’s softball games when he was a player, then after, when he and Bobby Schneider managed those teams. Many a great time drinking his beloved Schmidt’s beer after doubleheaders in the heat. What a great guy and friend. We had tons of laughs over many, many years.

Joe "TONTO" Anyzek

November 27, 2018

Lotta memories etched in my mind,that I often think of to bring a smile to my face,You will always be remembered as a good friend as well my partner when we worked up on Long Island,on Weathermen trips or just hangin' at Daly's. RIP Tim, Love Ya Pal.

Sharon Borman

November 26, 2018

Timmy I loved you from day one your smile could light up a room I loved you more then you will ever know my heart is broken but I’m so relieved you are finally free from pain and are at peace you will be missed no one could fill your shoes I love you love sharon

Sharon Borman

November 26, 2018

Timmy timmybtimmy my heart is broken I loved you from the first day I met you your smile was breathtaking it will never be the same around here but I’m so grateful for the times we had and I’m relieved that you are free from all pain and finally at peace I love u

Michael Dyer

November 26, 2018

Hanging a ceiling fan in ur old house. ..Christmas at ur new house..Hand out with u at Dalys...WEATHERMAN trip to Ocean city, MD...u drive me to get snipped..
Gonna miss u pal...
...RIP...CHEERS 🍻🍻🍻🍻

LOVE U, MIKE

Biography

      If anyone ever cared, really cared for someone else it would have to be Timothy Augustine Costello. He was a warm hearted and well liked individual, and these wonderful traits came easily to him because he was such a sociable and amiable person, someone who was always making certain that those around him had whatever they needed. Tim was a talkative person who was tactful at all times but typically said what he meant.

       He was the son of Timothy and Marie Costello. Tim was raised in Camden, New Jersey. During his childhood he learned to be reliable and respectful. Tim was an obedient child who wanted to win the favor of others. He found it easy to show sympathy and to perform kind acts for others. These admirable qualities would become a part of Tim's personality throughout his life.

      Though Tim was frequently the one to initiate games and activities with his family, he was also quite often the family member who took the role of referee. Tim was a peace-maker with an ability to resolve all sorts of family conflicts. In fact, Tim worked conscientiously to keep those typical family spats at bay. Tim was raised with one sibling. He had an older brother named John, who went by the name Cos. Tim and his siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they cared deeply for one another.

      As someone who reveled in the sheer joy of his experiences, Tim was always enthusiastic about new adventures. Although he had an exacting nature, Tim was always tactful. One thing Tim will certainly be remembered for is that, when he got up in the mornings, he was ready and raring to go. As a young boy, Tim had a number of interests and was an active child. Tim took part in baseball.

      For Tim, the school routines were never a problem although he generally preferred variety to structure. He seemed to be able to start a project and work right through to its completion. And he was able to do it quickly and efficiently. Tim was also adept at details. Tim was very observant and was generally quick at picking up new things. He graduated from Vocational school in 1966. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. He was remembered by his classmates for being a superb swimmer. His picture hangs in Camden Vocational School to this day.

      There was one thing that all of Tim's friends knew and will still remember, and that is that he was a talker. He could pretty much talk to anybody about anything. This quality is one of the primary reasons that Tim was such a popular person throughout his life. But Tim was also dependable, loyal and trustworthy. Tim was the kind of person who simply radiated good fellowship. While he maintained personal standards and his own personal values, Tim was very accepting of others. With a distinct skill for working things out, Tim was often the person who would organize events. In fact, Tim was fairly comfortable playing the role of “host” for just about any occasion. When Tim made friends, he made true and lasting friendships. While growing up, some of his best friends were Donald White, Fred and Kenneth Laxton, Bob Schynder, Joe Sereci and Joe Ezzi. Later in life, he became friends with Mark Burr, Joe Miko, Indian Joe, Michael Dyer, and his neighbor he could never escape, Sharon Borman.

      Tim was a faithful and loving person. Some would even call his sentimental and a romantic at heart. His kindness and consideration radiated an aura of warmth to those around his. Tim cared for what others thought and carried that into his marriage. Compassionate and devoted, Tim worked hard to make his new life partner happy.

      Harmony was important to Tim and he made every effort to maintain it with his family. Tim was blessed with eight children, Tracey, Timmy, Sandra, Christopher, Krista, Ryan, Zachary and Skyelar. They were also blessed with seven grandchildren, Casey, Justin, Brittney, Madison, Martina, Damon and Hayden. Tim was always conscious of the feelings others had. He was reasonable and understanding. As a result, Tim was quick to solve disputes and did so without much fuss. His secret of success in this area was simple: Tim would listen before he would act.

      Taking his work seriously came naturally to Tim, and he expected the same from those around him. Tim was a good team player, someone who was born to cooperate with others. He was what some would call a “people person” and it was demonstrated in his good communication skills. Tim was a steady worker, one who was realistic about schedules. The kind of details that would give family members and work colleagues fits were situations that Tim handled well. He could understand the details without getting lost in the broad “big picture.” His primary occupation was an Iron Worker. He brought harmony to his work environment, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done, while always maintaining respect for his colleagues.

      Blessed with a practical nature, Tim was a person who appreciated the routine of the military. He was a man who took his obligations seriously, working well with the others in his unit. Tim was a Marine veteran. He was in the front line and served from 1966-1969. "Tim" saw action for three years in the Vietnam War.

      A methodical man, Tim enjoyed spending time working on his various hobbies. He had no problem following all of the steps and instructions on a given project and was proud of the fact that he could have something to show for his efforts. His favorite pursuits were watching Independence Day over and over, sitting on the beach, drinking Coors Light and betting on football games.

      Tim was one of those people who took pride in constantly putting forth his best effort. Nowhere was that more visible than in sports. Tim was always enthusiastic and a great team player. In high school, Tim played baseball and was an active swimmer. Recreational sports included playing for Daly's softball team, and eventually coaching. Tim also liked being a sports fan and enjoyed following his favorite teams whenever he got the opportunity. Top on his list was football, especially the Dallas Cowboys.

     His keen interest in things that affected the lives of other people led Tim to become actively involved in professional and community organizations. Because he was outgoing and worked well with others, Tim did his fair share of volunteer work. And he wouldn’t shy away from taking the lead on committees or events, either. He was a born list maker and was great at creating and sticking to schedules. Throughout his later years, Tim was an active member of the Weathermen's Club.

      A generous and compassionate man, Tim accomplished much during his lifetime. Though he never set out to gain individual recognition, Tim was recognized and given awards for his many and varied efforts throughout his life. Some of his most prestigious awards included spotting the Courier Post dog.

      Not only did Tim enjoy traveling, but he also seemed to enjoy planning all of those trips and vacations. He was a facilitator who could easily make up a near perfect schedule of all of the things to do and see. He rarely tired of going back and revisiting his favorite places. Favorite vacation spot was his beach house in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

      Tim was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of his favorites was Tasha, a pitbull mix, who was a best friend for 12 years. He had five dogs Tara, Shena, Taylor, Tasha, and Piper and one cat named Princess.

      Since it was easy for Tim to meet and get to know new people, he quickly made friends, even in retirement. Once he met those new friends, he loved sharing stories and talking about the good old days. His new life involved relocating to Myrtle Beach for the summer to spend time with his in-laws. In retirement, he found new pleasure in sunbathing and eating McDonalds on Fridays. Even in retirement, Tim stayed in touch with his old friends and made plenty of new acquaintances.

      Tim passed away on November 21, 2018 at Cooper Hospital in Camden, New Jersey. Tim fought a brave, year long battle with lung cancer. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; His mother and father in-laws Ed and Helen Harper; his six kids, Sandra, Christopher, Krista, Ryan, Zachary and Skyelar; his seven grandchildren, Casey, Justin, Brittney, Madison, Martina, Damon and Hayden; one great-grandson, Carmine; and last but not least, his dog Piper. Services were held at Blake-Doyle. Tim was laid to rest in William C. Doyle cemetery.

      Tim was a fantastic conversationalist who could engage just about anyone in a discussion. And whenever he said something, he meant it. Tim was a down to earth person, outgoing and gregarious. He was without question the type of person who enjoyed experiencing things first hand. He was practical and sensible, but what friends and family will remember him for most is the fact that he was so understanding and kind. Everyone whose life he touched will miss Timothy Augustine Costello.