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Official Obituary of

Victor S. Costanza

April 24, 1939 ~ March 7, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Victor Costanza Obituary

Victor S. Costanza passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 7, 2024.  Victor was born on April 24, 1939, and raised in Arnold, PA, and was a resident of the Alle-Kiski Valley for all of his life.  He attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and majored in music.  He began his teaching career at Worthington High School and then became a well-loved elementary instrumental music teacher in the Kiski Area School District until his retirement.

Victor was an accomplished bass player and over the years played throughout the Pittsburgh area with various ensembles, as well as with his brothers, John Costa and Alex Costanza.  His love of music and children was evident throughout his life as he gave private music lessons and shared his love of jazz music with his children and grandchildren from an early age.

Following his retirement, Victor enjoyed spending time with his wife Elena going for long drives and eating out or having “car picnics.”  His favorite hobby was his family – especially his fiercely-loved grandchildren to whom he loved being a fun Papa.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Elena (Bash) Costanza; a daughter, Dianne Pollick (Rick); sons, Michael Costanza (Sheila) and Robert Costanza (Melissa); six grandchildren, Rick, Vanessa, Tim, Madeline, Adrianna, Roman; and five great-grandchildren, Amelia, Hudson, Lizzie, Timmy, Brooks.

In addition to his parents, Dominick and Florence (Moreale) Costanza, he was preceded in death by his siblings, John Costa, Alex Costanza, Viola Marino, Clara Nelson.

There will be a private blessing service for the family at the Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main St., Leechburg, 724-842-1051, with the Rev. Michael J. Sciberras officiating.  Private interment will be held at Greenwood Memorial Park in Lower Burrell.  In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS  66675.

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Private Interment

Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell

Private Services

Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, Inc.
170 Main Street
Leechburg, PA 15656


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