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Richard J. Costello

Richard J. Costello

Feb 1, 1938 - Jul 31, 2021

Richard J. Costello

Richard J. Costello

Feb 1, 1938 - Jul 31, 2021

Richard J. Costello - Obituary


ichard J. “Rich” Costello, 83, a resident of Annapolis for more than 40 years, passed away on July 31, 2021 at his home. Born on February 1, 1938 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Loretta and John Costello, Rich attended Most Blessed Sacrament Elementary School and West Catholic High School before receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from West Chester University. He later earned a Master’s degree from Villanova University. Rich worked for Charles Scribner & Sons Publisher and the Education Films Division at CBS before establishing his own media company. A parishioner at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Annapolis and a long-term member of the former Crabtowne Ski Club, Rich was a great communicator and networker. His wonderful stories will be missed by all who knew him. He was a lifelong supporter of the arts, voracious reader, collector of books and jazz enthusiast. He also loved ballroom dancing with his beloved partner and companion of 22 years, Adele Baron. In addition to Adele, Rich is survived by his daughter, Kathleen Beres of Crofton, MD; a brother, John Costello of Essington, PA; two sisters, Michelle Taulman of Port St. Lucie, FL and Carol Dahl of Camden, NJ; five grandchildren, Noah, Nathan, Nicholas, Nolan and Noelle Beres; and an extended family that includes Adele’s children and grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be offered at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 620 N. Bestgate Road, Annapolis, MD on Saturday, August 28 at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, 801 Chase Street, Ste. 204, Annapolis, MD 21401. Condolences may be made by using the tab on this page.

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