Thomas ‘Tommy’ Costello
BOONTON, N.J. — Thomas P. “Tommy” Costello, 69, of Boonton, N.J., died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at Morristown Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
Born and raised in Jersey City, N.J., he lived in Boonton, N.J., then in Mount Vernon, Ohio, for four years, before returning to Boonton in 1984. Mr. Costello was vice president of sales for Stealth Technologies, Charleston, S.C,. for four years, before retiring in 2002. Prior to that, he was employed in the same capacity with Karastan Mills, New York, N.Y., for 17 years. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics in 1957 from Providence College in Providence, R.I.
Following college, he attended Immaculate Conception Seminary in Darlington, and was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1962. He served in the Paterson Diocese for 10 years. He was a certified emergency medical technician, and for the past 15 years volunteered with the Boonton Kiwanis Ambulance Service. He was a past president of the organization.
He is survived by his dear wife of 30 years, Arlene (Milano); a stepdaughter, Carey Traynor of Parsippany, N.J.; a brother, Kevin (Anne) of Dublin, Ohio; five sisters, Mary Margaret McLernon of Charleston, S.C., Claire (Tom) Cardella of Bethesda, Md., Kathleen (John) Shanahan of Old Tappan, N.J., Rose (Jim) Kelly of Millwood and Ruthie (Terry) Johnson of Mount Vernon; three stepgrandchildren; and by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom, in 1971, and Mary Costello, in 1965.
A memorial gathering will be held Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Boonton Kiwanis Ambulance Squad House, Boonton, N.J. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions in Mr. Costello’s name may be made to the Kiwanis Ambulance Service of Boonton, P.O. Box 16, Boonton NJ 07005.
Marguerite R. Lewis
MOUNT VERNON — Marguerite R. Lewis, 74, of Mount Vernon died Jan. 23, 2005, at Knox Community Hospital. The North-Dilley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sandra L. Lovett
MOUNT VERNON — Sandra L. Lovett, 65, of Mount Vernon died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005.
Sandra was born Oct. 19, 1939, at Miami, Fla., to the late Richard E. Surman and Jesselee (Stanley) Surman and moved to a farm in Morrow County in 1952. She graduated from Sparta High School in 1957 and attended Bowling Green State University.
Noted for her professionalism, warmth and efficiency, Sandra was the receptionist for CES Credit Union in Mount Vernon from 1996 to 2003, and for J.B. Foote and Dana Corp. in Fredericktown from 1978 to 1996. Sandra was a member of the Ann Hill Chapter, Order of Eastern Star; and a Longaberger Basket consultant. She enthusiastically supported her children’s interests as Girl Scout Troop leader, Mother Advisor for the Rainbow Girls and as a Little League booster. As a young Navy wife, in spite of extended separations from her husband and family, she provided a comfortable home.
Sandra’s family was always her paramount concern, delighting in each member’s triumphs and generous with her love and praise. Because of her warmth and sincere heart, Sandra was loved by all who knew her. She was a steadfast friend and a consummate hostess, making her guests comfortable and at ease. Sandra enjoyed humor, good music, an elegant sense of style, hummingbirds, dancing with her husband, creating beautiful gardens and the novelty of being an identical “mirror” twin. She had an adventurous spirit and a tender heart. Sandra met the challenges in her life with fierce determination and unyielding grace.
“A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.” Proverbs 31:10-12, 25-31.
Surviving are her husband, Ronald Lovett, whom she married July 31, 1961; her daughter, Rhonda Bailey; son, Eric Lovett and his wife, Michelle; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Felver, Danielle Bailey, Vinton Bailey, Zachary Bailey, Alexander Bailey, Kandace Lovett and Jessica Lovett; four great-grandchildren; and her sister, Mrs. Gene (Nedra) Keller.
Friends may call Tuesday and Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home. An Eastern Star service will be observed on Wednesday, following calling hours. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home Thursday beginning at 1 p.m. with Pastor James Wessel officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 E. High St., Mount Vernon OH 43050. This obituary and guest registry can be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
MARYSVILLE — Evelyn Mills, 83, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, in Marysville.
She was a member of the Case Road Baptist Church in Maumee.
She is survived by her children, Marvin (Vikki), Ron (Linda), Judy (Mike), Griffith and Skip (Rocky) Mills; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Velma Bowman; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Denver L. Mills.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Jerry Spears Funeral Home, 2693 W. Broad St., Columbus, where funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Ralph Gordon will officiate. Interment will be in Workman Cemetery, Danville.
Harold E. Rhodes
LOUDONVILLE — Harold E. Rhodes, 75, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Colonial Manor Care Center. Arrangements are pending with the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville.
Leo G. Ulery
MARENGO — Leo G. Ulery, 92, of Marengo died Sunday afternoon, Jan. 23, 2005, at Morrow County Hospital in Mount Gilead. Arrangements will be announced by the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.