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December 30, 1933 ~ January 15, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Ruth Costanza, 90, formerly of Economy, passed away peacefully on January 15, 2024. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Erma Caskey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Costanza, sisters, Irma Truskowski, Betty Bigrigg, and her grandson, Marty Costanza Jr.
She is survived by her children, Jim (Edie) Costanza, Jeannie (Mike) Lape, Martin (Denise) Costanza Sr., grandchildren, Jim Costanza, Lexi Costanza, Selena Antill, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ruth was a devout member of the former Saint Veronica Church (Saint Luke the Evangelist Church) in Ambridge. Ruth’s love for her family showed through in her everyday life. Back many years when her “Jimmy” was her everything. She will always be remembered for her pride in her kids’ lives and their accomplishments. She always wanted to be a part of their lives, whether with Jim’s car and machinery knowledge, Jeannie’s Duquesne Light activities and baking or Martin’s music. Ruth worked many years at Red Bull Inn in Ambridge and spent many after work hours with her coworkers relaxing at the pool into the middle of the night. After that she did childcare for many years for Sammy, Matthew and Jack. She loved those boys like they were her grandkids and spoke about them often. She loved company, especially the last three years when her life involved many hospital stays, rehab facilities and assisted living facilities. She always just wanted to be home and be able to clean her house. A special thanks to nieces and nephews Joe and Tessie and Randy and Ruby for their visits to the homes and also a special thank you to Cheryl and Tracey for their love and caring of her for many years. Those friendships were so important to her.
Friends will be received on Friday, January 19, 2024, from 3-7 PM in the Alvarez-Hahn Funeral Services and Cremation, LLC, 547 8th Street, Ambridge, 724-266-2549. A blessing service will be held Saturday, January 20, 2024, at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial is private. Memorial contributions in Ruth’s memory can be made in care of the funeral home.