Anthony S. Costantino ("Consty"), 86, of Wildwood Avenue in Jamestown, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at WCA Hospital under the care of Hospice.
A lifelong area resident, he was born Aug. 13, 1926, in Jamestown, N.Y., the son of the late Frank and Mary Cavallaro Constantino.
Anthony attended Jamestown High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II in the European Theater, from 1944-46. Until his retirement, he was employed as a cement finisher by various local contractors and the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsman Local 3.
Anthony S. Costantino
He was a member of St. James Roman Catholic Church in Jamestown, and the Samuel L. Derby Post 556, of the American Legion.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and skeet shooting, golfing, baking Italian cookies, vacationing in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in retirement, taking casino trips, weekly visits with his brothers and watching football. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were his pride and joy. To his family, he was affectionately known as "Papa."
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary; a brother, John; a son, Frank Costantino; and a great-granddaughter, Gracie Caroline Howard.
Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Josephine S. Costantino (Giordano), whom he married May 17, 1943; a daughter, Dianne M. Pierce (Al) of Bemus Point; four grandchildren: Rhonda L. Howard (Brad) of Jamestown, Scott Costantino (Shannon) of Rochester Steve MarLett (Angelina) of Syracuse and Terri John-son (Brad) of Falconer; seven great-grandchildren: Shane, Sullivan, Saxton and Siahnna Costantino of Rochester, Christian MarLett of Syracuse, Logan Johnson of Falconer, and Reagan Howard of James-town; three brothers: Dimetrio "Buckey" and Joseph Constantino of Jamestown, and Sam Constantino of Erie, Pa.; his sister, Nancy Rogers of Indianapolis, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received by the family from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Migliore Funeral Home. A Christian Wake service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28 at St. James Roman Catholic Church, Jamestown. The Rev. Darrell Duffy, pastor of the church, will be celebrant. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.