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Costello, Timothy J. November 17, 1963 - May 20, 2022

Timothy J. Costello died Friday, May 20, 2022, at Morristown Memorial Hospital. He was 58.

Tim was born November 17, 1963, in Queens, New York, to the late Joseph and Jane (Carew) Costello.
He graduated from Raritan High School and went to work for Burson-Marsteller in New York City as an accountant for many years. Later, he helped take care of his parents in their older years.

He grew up in Hazlet, where his childhood hijinks became material for oft-told stories. He was vacationing at Cedar Lake in Connecticut with his family and cousins when the letters T-I-M mysteriously vanished from a sign outside the home of the Timmerman family. Not content to merely skateboard down the street, he once hitched a ride on the back of a mail truck—and landed in the hospital.

In his free time, he enjoyed going to the Jersey Shore and deep-water fishing with friends. He was part of a local bowling league and a fantasy football league. He loved to travel and delighted in new experiences from Dollywood to the Swiss Alps (a trip that we recalled ended in surgery). He relished a good pub night—and crying in his beer as a long-suffering and ever-loyal New York Mets and Jets fan. He was a man who loved chicken parmigiana and hated Steely Dan.

Tim was a loving son, sibling and uncle who rarely missed a family gathering and loved making his nieces and nephews laugh. Family photos include pictures of him dressed to do battle with the kids with Nerf guns and wearing a massive Sumo wrestling suit.

He is survived by his sister, Cathy O’Toole, brother Thomas and wife Rose, sister Eileen Obermann and husband Dan, and five nieces and nephews, Kasey, Bill, Luke, Matt and Kelly. They will all deeply miss his big heart and bad jokes.

In lieu of the Viking funeral he requested, the family will have a private service.

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    Cathy says

    Love you brother!

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    Jodi Shrum says

    Sorry, loved Timmy, he will be missed!!❤️❤️❤️😇

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      Pam Reisman Panza says

      Tim was always a kind hearted, funny guy and a true gentleman. May he rest in peace.

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    Shane Galvin says

    Sincere condolences to Cathy, Eileen, Thomas and extended families on Tims passing

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    Nancy says

    Cathy and family, so very sorry for the loss of your brother Tim. Love & prayers to you all. Love, Nancy Traphagen-Schork

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    Steve Dyas says

    Tim, always liked you. JUST A GOOD DUDE. ALWAYS LAUGHED WITH YA. YOU WILL BE MISSED. SORRY BROTHER. ATLEAST U ROB & I HAD A BEER NOT LONG AGO.

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    Cousins Georgie, Annie, Tommy and Aine McLaughlin says

    May you Rest In Peace, Tim, and may our Lord embrace you..
    Our prayers are with you on your journey and with all those who loved you and who are left behind.

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    Red White says

    Safe journey my brother
    Red

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    John Beckert says

    I never met this man, but that’s an obituary to be proud of! It sounds like he lived life to the fullest! God rest his soul and assuage the grief of those who loved him.

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    Valerie McMillen says

    So sorry for your loss. I hope that the happy and fun memories of Tim will bring you peace.

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