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John J. Costantino

John J. Costantino

1951 - 2017

John James Costantino, 65, of Palmer Street, Watertown, NY, died June 14, 2017 at Samaritan Medical Center surrounded by his family.

He was born June 17, 1951, son of Sam and Edna (Secor) Costantino and attended Watertown schools. Later he entered JRC Shelter Workshop from here he retired in May 2017.

His survivors are a sister and brother-in-law, Lillian and Lewis Alexander, Copenhagen, nephews, James Rumble, Copenhagen, Scott(Gail) Alexander, Copenhagen, Steve (Sue) Alexander, St. Petersburg, FL, a nieces Laurie (Rumble) Alexander, Dunnellon, FL, several cousins, great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother and sister-in-law, Ernest and Julia Costantino.

John was very active at Productions Unlimited Workshop, Watertown, and represented JRC clients as a member of the North Country Self-Advocates Group for several years. He loved listening to music, going to concerts, reading and traveling to many states.

John's family would like to thank Samaritan Medical Center's ICU nursing staff and the JRC family of staff and clients for all that you did for John.

Arrangements are with the D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc., 135 Keyes Ave., Watertown, NY. There  will be no calling hours. A public graveside committal will be held Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 12 pm at Glenwood Cemetery with Reverend Samuel P. Lundy officiating. Donations may be made in John’s memory to the JRC Foundation, PO Box 41, Watertown, NY. Condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com


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Condolences left by other guests:

Lil and Lew:  So sorry to hear of your loss. Although we didn’t know John, we always felt as we did through our conversations with Ernie and Julia. I hope you both are doing well. Call whenever you’re in Florida. Love, Pierre & Sandra

By Pierre & Sandra Cheney on 07 15, 2017


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Lillian and family… Haven’t seen either of you for many years, but know that I am saddened to read of John’s death… Thoughts and prayers are with you….. Pat

By Pat Siragusa Comenole on 06 25, 2017


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My sister, Debe, resided with John for many, many years at the Palmer Street residence.  John always greeted us with a friendly smile and conversation.  RIP John.  My condolences to family and friends.

By Kelly Bresett on 06 19, 2017


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Lil and Lew, Our hearts go out to you during this very sad time.  Please know that your friends love and want to care for you.  You will be in our thoughts and prayers.  Much love and a hug,
Doug and Sue

By Doug and Sue Stafford on 06 18, 2017


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My deepest condolences to the entire Costantino family. I knew John only through our connection at JRC. He was always a gentleman and a joy to experience.

By DON PASTOR on 06 17, 2017


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Jamie,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your Uncle John. Although I haven’t seen you in so many years, I fondly remember the good times we had growing up on Arsenal St. in the 1970’s- riding bikes, collecting and trading sports cards and playing ball in the neighbors yard.
Again, my condolences to you and your family.

                  Tim Hopseker

By Tim Hopseker on 06 17, 2017


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Sorry to hear about john. He lived a full life.

By Barb ritchie on 06 16, 2017


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Sorry to hear about John I remember him from arsenal st I grew up on no.meadow st & and worked many year at JRC. HE HAD A WONDERFUL smile,! Joanne

By Joanne Pacella on 06 16, 2017


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Sorry to hear of John’s passing.  I worked at JRC and met him at the Evans Mills Residence in 1983.  He was a pleasure to be around and always wanted to talk about music like Billy Joel. He had a great sense of humor and a large heart.

By Marty Morrison on 06 16, 2017


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It was my pleasure to serve John as his Nurse, and was also his friend. It was a joy to visit him at his residence, strike up a conversation.  He truly loved his sister Lilliam, often speaking of her and how much he cared for her.  John will be truly missed, he is my new angel. Thank you for being you.

By shirley Wilmer-Frye on 06 16, 2017


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Lillian, very sorry to hear of your loss, I remember seeing the three of you out for dinner many times If there is anything you need , please give me a call, Dave

By Dave Krayenvenger on 06 16, 2017


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Lillian and Louie, 

    So very sorry to hear of your brothers passing.  Many condolences to you and the family.  Thinking of you.

Marsha

By Marsha hodkinson on 06 16, 2017


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So Sorry To Hear About John Passing My Sister Betty Ochoa Took Care Of John They Would Come To My House To Visit In Lowville John Couldn’t Wait To Get Out Of The Car With That Big Smile And Give Me A Big Hug Love And Hugs To Louie And Lillian And His Families RIP Till We Meet Again My Friend !!!!!

By Mac And Joanne Kellogg on 06 16, 2017


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I am sorry to hear of John’s passing.  We attended Arsenal Street School together so long ago (1960-1966)until 6th grade (inclusion in regular classes is not a recent thing!).  Sadly I did not see him after we went to Case Jr and he was put in “Special Class”.  He always was a kind, gentle person, always smiling.

By Cindy Shelmidine on 06 16, 2017


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I will miss not seeing John during the various JRC activities. I so looked forward to seeing him because he was always ready with a smile and conversation. He was such a sweet and kind gentleman. I’m extremely sorry for your loss.

FYI: In the JRC Administration Building there is a poster of a recent dance and John is front and center with his great smile. 

Nancy Ouderkirk, Executive Assistant at JRC.

By Nancy Ouderkirk on 06 16, 2017


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We have many fond memories of John ... especially the times he and Liz shared together ... they had a special friendship that few people share and for that we are blessed to have known John .. our deepest sympathy to John’s family ...treasure your memories ...

By Kathie Scee and Liz McCarthy on 06 16, 2017


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I am so saddened to here about his passing.I worked at John’s house for 8 1/2 years until i retired in 2010. He was always a gentleman. He could be stubborn at times but we had a lot of fun and good times with John. He loved to go to the DPAO concerts and trips with Tulip Travel. When i think of John i will always remember his big warm smile and his sense of humor. Heartfelt Sympathy To John’s sister Lillian and Louie and the rest of his family and friends.

By Betty Ochoa on 06 16, 2017


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Rest in peace, John.  John was a fine gentleman.  Whenever I had a chance to work with him, I found him helpful and courteous.  Always enjoyed talking with him at his home or out in public.  Truly an intelligent, humorous and honorable person.  My condolences to all who loved him!

By Susan Gibbs on 06 16, 2017


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We both are so very sorry, and we send deep sympathy and prayers to all the family.

By Harold & Sally L`Huillier on 06 16, 2017


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