More detail on this person: Allen Thomas Costello Allen Thomas Costello, age 74, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2010 at his home. Allen was born on August 7, 1935 in Cook County, Illinois, the son of Michael and Margaret Dooley Costello. A celebration of Allen's life will held on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the VFW Post 3033, 4841 East Pickard Street, in Mt. Pleasant with American Legion Chaplin Duane Dishong officiating. The family will receive friends at the Post an hour before the services. Interment will be in Stephenson Cemetery in South Haven, Michigan at a later date. Memorial contributions are suggested to Morey Cancer Center at Central Michigan Community Hospital. Envelopes are available at Helms Funeral Home and at the service. On November 18, 1954, Allen married Shirley Ely in Paw Paw, Michigan. Allen entered the service in 1953 and was a career veteran serving for twenty years. He received basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He joined the airborne unit at Fort Bragg, NC and completed forty four jumps from aircraft in flight. His other duties included squad leader and supply sergeant. He served in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and trained many others. He had numerous decorations including a bronze star and a purple heart. After his retirement and moving to Mt. Pleasant, Allen was the manager of the Wal-Mart store in Mt. Pleasant. He also received his college degree and was a substitute teacher for the public schools. Allen is survived by his wife, Shirley; his children, Brennda, Darlena, Allen "Tom", Jr., Honey, Cathleen, and Rita; eleven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Burial information: Stephenson Cemetery, South Haven, MI
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