Carl A. Custozzo


Mr. Carl A. Custozzo, 85, of Ellwood City passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at the Butler Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Custozzo was born on Dec. 27, 1933, in Ellwood City to the late Steve and Dorothy Custozzo.
He had graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1952. Drafted by the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he served 2 years active duty stationed in Germany and served as a Medic 15th EVAC Hospital dispatcher. He had visited the following countries during his service: Germany, Italy, Austria, France, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Denmark, and Netherlands.
When he retuned home, he served four years active reserve. He made rounds at Steel Mills in the area, J&L, US Steel, and B&W. While attending night school at Penn State University studying Draft and Design he worked for National Life for 5 years and then went to work at the Aetna Standard. He also worked at Republic Steel in Beaver Falls for 30 years starting as a laborer, working through the ranks with various level of responsibility and retiring as Chief of Customer Service in 1998.
Carl was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in New Castle, a life member of the Ellwood Wampum Rod and Gun Club since 1950, lifetime member of the NRA, American Legion Post 157 and past member of the SOI and MOOSE Lodge.
Carl enjoyed spending time with his family and friends at his hunting and fishing camp in Franklin, which he remodeled into a family cabin with 40 acres. He loved hunting and fishing which he did in four states, Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia and Michigan.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years Eleanor Custozzo; daughter Stephanie (Richard) Barkay of Rodgers, Ohio; sons, David (Amy) Custozzo and Dean (Valarie) Custozzo, both of Ellwood City; grandchildren, Eric (Lindsey) Custozzo, Adam (Chelsea) Custozzo, Dr. Porsha Barkay (Tom Bakalar), Marissa Custozzo, Nicole (Tony) DePietro; and great-grandchildren, Luke Custozzo, Beau Custozzo, and Myiah DePietro.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Josephine McLaughlin, Dot Moyer and Mary Ann Custozzo in infancy; and his brothers, Tony and Angelo Custozzo.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. A service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at the Trinity Episcopal Church in New Castle with Pastor Erin Shank officiating. The procession to the church will begin to leave at 9:30 a.m. from the funeral home. Entombment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Assumption Mausoleum. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the cemetery by 12:15 p.m. to conduct full military honors.
Memorial contributions in Mr. Custozzo's name may be made to the Trinity Episcopal Church, 212 N. Mill St., New Castle, PA 16101.
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Rose Ritchey
Jul 27, 2019
Ellie, so sorry to hear of Carl's passing. He was always such a kind man .Love n prayers to you and your family.
Donna Marie Kuczynski
Jul 23, 2019
Dear Ellie and family , my heart goes out to you. There really are no words that can comfort and take away the pain of your loss, The comfort is in knowing that he is at rest in the arms of his creator abd he suffers no more, there is no doubt in my mind ,that after a little rest Carl will be up and riding a 4 wheeler across the heavens and getting a chicken bar b q ready for the new heavenly arrivals as always you are in my prayers I cannot thank the Lord enough for having Carl marry a St. Mags girl and her sharing him with the rest of us Blessings
Jul 23, 2019
Our deepest sympathy..prayers for your family at this time...
Kyle Ziko
Jul 22, 2019
Carl and the Custozzo family will forever be in the Ziko families prayers. May he rest in peace.
Amanda McLaughlin
Jul 22, 2019
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Peggy Trettel
Jul 22, 2019
Dear Ellie and family-I am so sorry to hear of Carl's death. It is comforting to know that he is at Peace with his Maker. His welcome was always so warm when we had our SMMH gatherings. May God cover y'all with HIS Peace and Comfort love 'fallon'
Mary Carol Custozzo
Jul 22, 2019
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Hope Christian Fellowship Church
Jul 22, 2019
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Jul 22, 2019
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Joe and Annette Dantona
Jul 22, 2019
Our condolences to your beautiful family for the loss of a very special man. May God comfort you and give you his peace during this most difficult time and beyond. ❤