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William Costello

March 3, 1946 August 31, 2019
William Costello
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William L. Costello, 73, a resident of the Portland community, died Saturday afternoon, August 31, 2019, at his home in Portland.

Private Cremation Rites were held at the Hoyt Crematory in Forest Grove.

WILLIAM “BILL” LANCE COSTELLO was born March 3, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio the son of William Lewis Costello and Emajean Wetona Bruce. He grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, Monterey and Long Beach, California. He graduated from David Star Jordan High School in 1964 where he was very active in the ROTC program.

Following high school, he spent 13 years in the U.S. Army.

Upon discharge, Bill worked in electronics manufacturing for many years.

He was a 33rd degree Mason in Medford, Oregon.

Among his special interests, he enjoyed bowling, cooking, astronomy, photography, and he especially loved watching old movies and old TV shows, as well as listening to old radio shows.

Bill was preceded in death by his father, William Costello.

Survivors include his mother, Emajean Carter, his children: Christine Costello and Jason Costello, his sisters Linda Higgins and Shelly Gilbert, and his brother-in-law Kenneth Higgins as well as nieces and nephews.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Tualatin Valley Funeral Alternatives in Beaverton.

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