William Richard Costigan

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.




  1. Holly Bramley

    such a lovely man and will never be forgotten. It had been a while since I saw him but whenever I did with his daughter Jen he was always a joy to be around so welcoming and warm! He also had a great sense of humor. His Facebook messages would always brighten my day!He will be missed. Sending condolences to Family & friends.

  2. Joe and a Diane Wondoloski

    Deepest sympathy to the loving family of this dear man. His spirit will live on through the sparkle in the eyes of his wonderful children and grandchildren. Love and prayers to all of you during this difficult time.

  3. Geri Galli

    My heartfelt condolences Jen to you and your Sisters and Brother and children and grandchildren over the loss of your Dear Father! My loving thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time! I am so very sorry for your loss! Love you ❤️🙏✝️
    Geri 😥💔 Please give Micah hugs!

  4. Staci Blass

    My condolences to you all, I will always remember your dad! He Always welcomed me into your home as we were growing up. He was a great man and will be sadly missed. Prayers to you all for strength and love during this difficult time.

  5. Jahnell Aaron

    Growing up in the Poconos, the Costigan family was a huge part of my childhood! Bill was always cheerful and a very very proud Marine!! He would give you the shirt of his back. I have so many wonderful memories with this man and I will never forget better days ARE coming, Semper fi. I’ll never forget during a sleepover w Jen and Kelly Bill scared the crap out of us one night as he was hiding underneath the pullout couch we were bunking on and when I stepped down he reached out and grabbed my foot!!! Sure it was scary at the time but we laughed about it for years to come. To this day, I check underneath the bed in unfamiliar places!! God bless you Big Bill and I believe you are seated at the right hand of the Father. Reunited with all your loved ones, hold a few spots for us!!!!


    His love of life and family was the sunlight on an overcast day. His memory will be long lived. He will be missed by many.

  7. MaryLou Kolojeski

    Im so sorry for your loss! He was a wonderful man. I wish i could be there to give you all a hug. Praying for peace and comfort for you guys

  8. Ellyn & Don

    Bill was one of a kind. He was everyone’s friend, including mine. He tried to give a helping hand to
    all that needed one. He loved his family above all else and was so proud of his children. We will miss you Bill.

  9. Tammy Sargent

    Kelly, my heart goes out to you at this time. I know loosing a father is the hardest thing a girl can go through . We send you and your family comforting and loving vibes. Remember Im not that far away now if you need anything.
    Love you Girl

  10. Clyde Dixon

    May God give him eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain.” “I would like to offer the Costigan family my deepest and most sincere condolences and may the soul of your father rest in peace.” “In this sorrowful time, I would like to extend to you my heartfelt condolences.

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