Constance L “Connie” Costilow 1937~2022


Constance L “Connie” Costilow, 85, of Newville, departed this life on the morning of Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital.

She was born on August 23, 1937, in Harrisburg, a daughter of the late Elizabeth Williams. Her father passed away from black lung when she was a small child.

Connie worked in food service at Shippensburg University for many years. She enjoyed playing BINGO in her spare time.

Connie was known to many as a joyful soul. She was kind, caring, giving, and had a wonderful outgoing personality.

Connie was one to make friends very easily and the type of person who never met a stranger. Over time or sometimes very quickly she became like a grandmother to many. Even people who she just met she could make feel that way.

Connie enjoyed family gatherings. She and her son Jim had a very special bond, more so as best friends, than the normal mother and son relationship.

Connie is survived by her son, James M. Costilow and companion Tiffany Lewis of Shippensburg; one sister, Betty Olson of Enola; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Connie was preceded in death by eight siblings.

Funeral arrangements for Constance L “Connie” Costilow have been entrusted to the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc., Shippensburg.

There will be no public viewing, visitation, or funeral service at this time. Interment will also be private.



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