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Louis Costrino Sr., 77, Cheektowaga plumbing inspector Jan. 1, 1931 -- Sept. 29, 2008

Louis "Bill" Costrino Sr., a plumber who owned his own business and was the former plumbing inspector for the Town of Cheektowaga, died Monday in St. Joseph Hospital. He was 77.

Mr. Costrino was born in Buffalo and graduated from Kensington High School.

A master plumber by trade, he worked at Furbo Plumbing and Affrunti Plumbing before going into his own business, Lou Costrino Plumbing and Heating. He served as Cheektowaga's plumbing inspector for more than 12 years, retiring in 2000. After retiring, he worked in quality control for Western New York Plumbing until 2003.

He was an avid golfer and a member of the Perseverance Club of Buffalo.

Mr. Costrino's first wife, the former Grace Furbo, died in 1982. They were married 30 years.

Mr. Costrino is survived by his second wife of one year, the former Donna M. Stasaitis; two sons, Louis Jr. and David; a stepson, Warren Canfield; two stepdaughters, Shannon Raner and Roni Stasaitis; two sisters, Mary Wagner and Loretta DeAngelis; and a brother, Joseph.

A funeral was held Wednesday evening in Amigone Funeral Home's Lancaster-Depew Chapel.


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