Alfred Costanza

February 18, 1930September 13, 2013

Alfred Costanza, 83 of Oneonta, passed away on Friday September 13, 2013 at the AO Fox Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on February 18 1930, the son of James and Angelina (Macaluso) Costanza. He married Jean Larsen on December 30, 1950 in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Al served in the US Marine Corp during the Korean War and was discharged as a Lance Corporal.

He was a graduate of RCA Institute in NYC and worked as a chemical engineer for GAF in Linden, New Jersey.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Church, the VFW Post 487 in Davenport, the AARP, and the Elm Park Exercise Club.

He enjoyed Eastern Travel Bus trips and his friends at the Peaceful Flats Social Club where he played cards and called Bingo .

He is survived by his wife, Jean Costanza of Oneonta; his children Al Costanza of Oneonta, James Costanza of Brownsboro, TX, Louis Costanza and his wife, Audrey of Davenport; his sisters, Vinnie Hodges of South Plainfield, NJ, and Connie Randazza of New Hampshire.

He was predeceased by his parents; his brothers, Frank, Louis, Joseph, Sebastian, James, Jr.; his sisters Mary Witkus, Eda Elias, Elizabeth Preston and Carmella Costanza, and Angie Iannacone.

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 11:00 AM in St. Mary’s Church, 39 Walnut Street, Oneonta with the Rev. Scott VanDerveer, associate pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Davenport Cemetery immediately following the mass.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contribution may be made to the Oneonta Fire Department Rescue Fund, 81 Main St., Oneonta, NY 13820.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 21, 2013

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September 21, 2013

Jim and family,
Sorry to hear about your fathers passing. I know it's never easy.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kathy Kelley Verrelli

September 21, 2013

Jean - I'm so sorry to read about Al's passing. I am thinking of you and your family. Please call me if you need anything, 293-8853.

September 20, 2013

So sorry to hear about Al. He will be missed.
Your friends at Action Lube.
Linda & Butch

Kimberly Seeberger

September 18, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss but join you in celebrating your father's life.
I know that your Dad was a wonderful man to have such a wonderful son and I salute him for his service to our country.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

September 18, 2013

Jean. I'm thinking of you and the family. We will see you on Saturday. Charlene

Wendy Fisher

September 17, 2013

Jean-I am so sorry to hear that Al has passed. Praying for your comfort.