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James Joseph Costigan III

Born: Mon., Jun. 1, 1931
Died: Thu., Sep. 12, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Sep. 16, 2019
Location: Ruffenach Funeral Home , Drexel Hill

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Tue., Sep. 17, 2019
Location: St. Dorothy Church

Funeral Mass

10:30 AM Tue., Sep. 17, 2019
Location: St. Dorothy Church

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James J. Costigan III




James J Costigan III died on September 12, 2019 at the Age of 88. 

James “Jim” Costigan was born in June 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Frances and James Costigan.  Jim was the devoted husband to Lee Costigan (nee Weber), his wife of 64 years and loving father to their 4 children, Leigh Costigan (Joseph Slane) of Philadelphia, PA, Melinda Smith (Bernard) of Havertown, PA, James Costigan (Anne) of Aiken, SC and Joseph Costigan (Lisa) of Beaufort, SC.  Jim and Lee have 8 grandsons and 2 great grandsons.

He attended Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia, Pa. and continued his education at Villanova University, graduating in 1953 with a Bachelor's degree in Economics.  After graduation he married Lee Weber of Collingdale, PA and received a commission in the United States Navy.  He served on active duty for four years as a Naval Officer and aviator flying maritime missions throughout the Atlantic.  He was recalled to active duty from the reserves in 1961 to fly missions in support of the Cuban Missile crisis.

After leaving the service he worked as a CPA primarily for Selby, Battersby & Co. as Treasurer and as a CPA for several other companies in the Philadelphia area over the next 35 years retiring in 1996. 

A viewing is scheduled for Monday September 16th 6-8 PM at the Ruffenach Funeral Home located adjacent to St. Dorothy’s Church, 4900 Township Line Rd. Drexel Hill, PA 19026.  A funeral service will be held at St. Dorothy’s Church on Tuesday September 17th at 10:30 AM, viewing one hour prior in the church. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jim's life.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Servants of Charity, St. Louis Center, 16195 Old U.S. 12, Chelsea, MI 48118 Phone: (734) 475-8430, or St. Dorothy’s Church.
















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