David A. Costenbader
Date of Death - June 6, 2012
David A. Costenbader, 50, of E. Princeton Avenue, Palmerton, died suddenly, after being stricken at home, Wednesday evening, June 6, 2012, at Blue Mountain Health Systems, Palmerton Campus. He was the husband of Renee R. (Green) Costenbader since May 20, 1988. Born in Trenton, NJ, he was son of the late Ronald J. Costenbader, and Mrs. Nancy L. (Serfass) Costenbader of Lehighton.
David worked in the Sales department of Tuffwrap Installations Co., Harleysville, for the last five years. Previously, he worked in the same capacity for Concord Marshall Residential Elevator Co., San Antonio, TX, Home Depot, Allentown, and the Eckman Lumber Co., Lehighton. He was a member of St. John;s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Towamensing. David was a loving husband and father, involved in school athletics for several years. He enjoyed golf and was a member of Blue Ridge Country Club, Palmerton, assisted and coached Towamensing Township Little League, Palmerton High School Wrestling Association, participating as MC for the "night at the Races" fund raiser, and a member of US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, Parents Club of the Lehigh Valley.
Survivors: wife. sons, ENS Kevin A. Costenbader, USN of Penscola, FL, Daniel J. Costenbader of University of Delaware. sister, Diane L. wife of E.J. Hudock of Lehighton. sisters-in-law, Sharon wife of Michael Steigerwalt, Amy wife of Jeff Sander, all of Bowmanstown, Leanne wife of Michael Samok of Palmerton, Donna wife of Phillip McGarry of Lehighton. brother-in-law, Woody and wife Robin Green of Palmerton. several nieces and nephews.
Services: 1:00pm Wednesday, St. John's Towamensing Lutheran Church, 2915 Fireline Road, Palmerton, PA 18071. Call, 7-8:30pm Tuesday, Campton Funeral Home, 525 Delaware Avenue, Palmerton, PA 18071 and 11:00am-1:00pm Wednesday in church. Interment, Jerusalem Lutheran Cemetery, Church Drive, Trachsville.
Contributions: Costenbader Children Education Fund and David A. Costenbader Scholarship Fund, care of First Northern Bank and Trust Company, 4th Street and Lafayette Avenue, Palmerton, PA 18071.
VisitationCall, 7-8:30pm Tuesday, Campton Funeral Home, 525 Delaware Avenue, Palmerton, PA 18071 and 11:00am-1:00pm Wednesday in church.
ServicesServices: 1:00pm Wednesday, St. John's Towamensing Lutheran Church, 2915 Fireline Road, Palmerton, PA 18071.
IntermentInterment, Jerusalem Lutheran Cemetery, Church Drive, Trachsville.
Diane, George, Mikey and Aron StockmalOur heartfelt sympathies go out to the entire family! David will be missed greatly by everyone that knew him. Our thoughts are with you!
howieA man with always a smile, will be missed at Tuffwrap
Steve CwitkowitzMy deepest condolences to Renee and the entire Costenbader family. I was shocked when I heard of Dave's passing. He was a great man and always fun to be around. He may be gone, but will never be forgotten. His spirit will last forever.
Jim and Mary Anne ShaferOur thoughts and prayers are with you, Renee, Kevin, and Dan. Your husband and father was a special person and we are honored to know him.
lynnieRenee,Dan and Kevin, I am so very sorry to hear about Dave! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family!
rosie ahner wintonmy thoughts and prayers to the family.
Christine Kurtz-DotterRenee aim so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Dennis & Susie DicksonDear Rene and family - I wanted you to know that you are deep in my thoughts and prayers.
Rene if there is ANY thing I can do for you please let me know....I love you honey...
David R. ConnorsRenee, I was sadened to hear about Dave. I have fond memories of early (almost seems ancient) times growing up with him in Palmerton. We lost touch after high school when I moved out to the west coast. Despite that, when I did see him years later, he greeted me like we were still old pals. With our names so closeIy spelled we were always right next to each other alphabetically in class. Two handsome rascals with brown hair parted to the side, we drove Mr. Richards crazy claiming we were the "other" guy every other day. I was lucky enough to be part of his dad's Red Sox little league baseball team prior to Ron's passing. I know it's sad but try to remember the good times and celebrate his life. Take care of yourself and your boys. Sincerely, Dave
Elise & Peter KnepperTo Renee and Family:
We were extremely saddened to hear of the loss of Dave. He was truly an outgoing and wonderful person. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely, Elise & Pete Knepper, Lt. Eric & Maureen Knepper and Karl Knepper
Kathy, Robert and Jennifer DvoracekRenee, Kevin and Dan,
With deepest sympathy so sorry for the passing of David, he was such a wonder husband, dad and friend. We are so blessed to have shared our lives together and watch are children gow up together.He will be sadly missed. We pray for your family and you will always be in our hearts.
God Bless You.
Kathy, Robert and Jennifer Dvoracek
With Deepest Sympathy
May you know
the peace and comfort
This heartfelt thought imparts-
The ones we love
are never gone,
They live within our hearts.
Heather Fye (Altieri)My deepest condolences to Nancy and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
Donya (Litzenberger) StevensonRenee & Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Danny FaroleGod must be truly sad in heaven and needed someone to make him smile.
Dave was the type of person who was funny and witty and made anyone in his presence feel better for just being around him.
Our prayers and thoughts are with Renee, the boys and the entire family. God bless you and keep you strong.
Sharon JonesRenee,Kevin and Dan
So sorry for your loss. From what I knew of him whenever I was with Mike, Dave was funny and seemed like a great guy. My thoughts and prayers are especially with you and the boys, and also with the rest of the family.
Michelle Brand WallaceRenee and family,
So sorry to hear the news of Dave's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.