James R Custodio

July 10, 1948October 11, 2020

James (Jim) Custodio, age 72 of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away October 11, 2020.

He was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, the son of the late Manuel Custodio and Rose Custodio (Cornwall). He is survived by the love of his life Bette-Anne, whom he married on August 12, 1972. He is also survived by their three children, Nicole Oyler (Nathan), Brian Custodio (Sabra) and Kevin Custodio (Megan). He was blessed with five grandsons, Adrian (12), Landon (9), Jackson (7), Remy (6) and Rowen (4). Also surviving are his brothers, Kenneth Custodio and Warren Custodio.

James was a veteran of the Vietnam War (October 1968-October 1969), earning the rank of SP5. As a member of the US Army (1968-1971), he served as a military policeman, dog handler and correctional specialist.

Jim worked at General Electric Company for 38 years. He enjoyed watching and playing golf and following the Boston Red Sox.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30am on Monday, October 19, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 10700 Aboite Center Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804 with calling one hour prior.

Visitation will also be held on Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 2 to 4pm at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls, 8325 Covington Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804.

Burial will take place in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, IN.

Memorial donations may be made to Eleos Hospice Care, 4601 Maplecrest Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46835.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 19, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, October 19, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Monday, October 19, 2020


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Jim Conlin

November 25, 2020

I remember Jim well from our NHS homeroom classes, which were assigned alphabetically. Jim was a funny well liked asset to any group he joined. It is startling to see him in this picture looking much the same as he did 54 years ago.. My sincere condolences to his family.

Ernie Grassey

October 28, 2020

Jim was always a favorite classmate at NHS. He was a good friend to many and I can recall nothing but the best of times when he was involved. Best of memories to his family and friends who were fortunate enough to have known him.

Laura Coyner Peace

October 26, 2020

I had the privilege of learning from and working with Jim in GE Motors. He was always so kind and patient! My deepest sympathies to Jim's family.

Shirley Bearman-smith

October 18, 2020

Jim and I worked together for years at GE Fort Wayne. He was a great mentor and a good friend...
We enjoyed many lunches together ; he was so proud of Nicole, Brian and Kevin;. he was always complimentary of their choices in spouse and always had stories to tell about his grandboys... Bette-Anne was the glue that kept everything running so smoothly and she certainly was the love of his life
RIP Custodio.
(we never called him Jim..LoL)

Andrew Easton

October 15, 2020

It was a privilege to have worked with Jim at GE. He was very knowledgeable and used that knowledge to help fellow workers unselfishly. He was a good person and I am glad I knew him.
My sincere condolences to his wife
Bette-Anne and his entire family.

Patrick Keane

October 15, 2020

My condolences to Jim’s family ! Great guy ! We had Dorchester. Roots. RIP. Jim. Patrick 🍀🍀

Deb Mael

October 15, 2020

Great Friend, always a smile!

Ralph Nichols

October 14, 2020

Jim was a great guy in junior high and high school - his passing was much too soon - may God Bless him and hold him in His loving embrace!!

Dennis Arntz

October 14, 2020

Jim and I worked for GE but in different divisions. It wasn't until we retired that we learned both of us grew up in Boston just a few miles apart . That lead to many years of internet friendship. Jim would say, " I speak the Kings english" referring to his Boston accent.
Jim, rest in peace

Dennis Arntz