William Richard Costigan, of Wyoming, died Thursday in the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville after an illness.
Born 1953 in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Peter and Genevieve Costigan. William was a devoted marine and full of love. He was beloved by friends, family, and neighbors. A dear friend to all who knew him. Avid fisherman, and sportsman, he never let a sunny day pass in vain. He was very proud of his time served in the Marine Corps, the American flag and his Irish heritage.
William was proud of his devotion to his children and grandchildren, and keeping his word. He was a strong believer in his faith and the integrity of a firm handshake, his handshake was his bond. William will certainly be missed by many, but the songs of his heart can be remembered through Motown, the Regulators and a hearty laugh.
In the words of William Richard Costigan “better days are coming, Semper Fi.”
Surviving are his daughters Kellyann Costigan and her companion David Frantz Kunkletown, Jennifer Harvey and her fiancé Salvatore Gallo of Gouldsboro and Kathryn Costigan of Jim Thorpe; his son William Costigan and wife Natalie of Wyoming, PA; grandchildren David, Tricia, Jeffery, Gabriel, Michael, Isaiah, Andrew, Micah, Maddie, and Liam.
He was also preceded in death by brothers James and Peter Costigan
Due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic private military graveside services will be held in the Wyoming Cemetery, Wyoming, PA.
The family encourages memorial contributions be made in William’s honor to the National Veterans Association.