Myers-Reed Chapel


Gregory "Shane" Costanzi

January 1, 1966January 10, 2021

Gregory “Shane” Costanzi, 55, of Columbus passed away at 1:25p.m. Sunday, January 10, 2021, at Columbus Regional Hospital. Shane was born in Columbus January 1, 1966 to Nicholas J. and Sonja Schofield Costanzi. He was the 1966 New Year’s Baby. Shane was most proud of his nieces and nephews and was very excited to find out he was gaining two new ones when his nephew gets married in October. Shane loved music, anything that glowed in the dark, calling his sister every day, going to senior group and spending holidays with his family. Survivors include sisters, Lisa (Rick) Ross of Columbus and Shannon Smith of Indianapolis; half-brothers, Mike (Jill) Costanzi of Texas and Tim Costanzi of Illinois; nieces, Shelby Ross of Cincinnati, Jenna Smith of Indianapolis; nephews, Kyle (Jennifer Harris) Ross of Bargersville, Brody Miller of Bargersville, Nathan Mullins, Damon Estes, Tyler Reynolds of Columbus, Brian Smith of South Dakota; special friend, Mary Clingerman; beloved caregiver, April Watkins. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, William (Doc) and Ethel Schofield, Cal and Jessie Costanzi; sister, Toni Costanzi. A funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Myers~Reed Chapel on 25th Street with Pastor Larry Isbell officiating. Calling will be from 11:00 a.m. to service time. Burial will follow in Garland Brook Cemetery. In keeping with CDC and Indiana guidelines, social distancing must be followed and masks are required. You may also be asked to wait outside due to the social distanced capacity of the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Special Olympics of Indiana, 6200 Technology Center Dr. #105 Indianapolis, IN 46278. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Myers~Reed Chapel on 25th Street is assisting the Costanzi family.


  • Lisa (Rick) Ross, Sister
  • Shannon Smith, Sister
  • Mike (Jill) Costanzi, Half-Brother
  • Tim Costanzi, Half-Brother
  • Shelby Ross, Niece
  • Jenna Smith, Niece
  • Kyle (Jennnifer Harris) Ross, Nephew
  • Brody Miller, Nephew
  • Nathan Mullis, Nephew
  • Damon Estes, Nephew
  • Tyler Reynolds, Nephew
  • Brian Smith, Nephew
  • Also survived by special friend, Mary Clingerman; beloved caregiver, April Watkins.

  • Kyle Ross, Active
  • Shelby Ross, Active
  • Rick Ross, Active
  • Tyler Reynolds, Active
  • Jennifer Harris, Active
  • Shannon Smith, Active

  • Special Olympics of Indiana


  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Burial

    Thursday, January 14, 2021


Gregory "Shane" Costanzi

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John Cole

January 14, 2021

My thoughts are with your family as you grieve the loss of Shane.
I had the pleasure of working with Shane when I was employed at DSI.
I always looked forward to taking Shane shopping for his favorite glow in the dark items. We would then stop at Circle K and he would get a Polar Pop and a snack. We would then go to the park where he would enjoy his drink and snack while we talked. I had a lot of good conversations with Shane during those times.
Even after I left DSI, when I would see Shane in the community we would say hello to each other.
Shane was a wonderful gentleman and my heart aches knowing that he has passed.
My life was enriched through my contact with Shane.

Marilyn Metzler

January 14, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Shane at DSI and he was my favorite. Glow in the dark things, what tv channels you had at home and walking outside were his highlights. I once asked your permission to take him to my house to meet my boys, and he loved playing Duck Hunt on Atari, especially when the dog laughed when you missed the ducks. After I left DSI I would run into you and Shane at Kroger, and he’d say, “Well, hi Marilyn “. I know you will miss his mischievous smile.