OSWEGO, NY – On Monday May 11, 2015, Leonard F. Costello Sr., 79, a resident of Oswego passed away at University Hospital in Syracuse.
Born in Oswego, he was a son of the late Thomas C. and Rose (Butler) Costello and was a graduate of Oswego High School.
He was employed with the Marathon Corporation and later retired from Alcan after over 25 years of service.
He was the second ward county legislator for nine years and was a special deputy with the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department.
He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and the Oswego Elks Lodge #271.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Leonard was a diehard Yankee fan.
Surviving are his daughter, Linda Costello of Oswego; his son, Leonard “Brud” (Janice) Costello of Oswego; a grandson, Gregory (Dawn) Costello of Oswego; one sister, Dorothy “Pug” Laurent of the town of Oswego; and a brother, Ken (Roseanne) Costello of Oswego.
He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Beatrice; two brothers, Charles Thomas Costello and George F. Costello; and a sister, Dolores Oldenburg.
Funeral services are private and at the convenience of the family.
There are no calling hours.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, Oswego County Humane Society or OCWAL.
Arrangements are in care of the Dowdle Funeral Home.