Funeral Services have been set for November 4, 2023 at Platte Woods United Methodist Church in Platte Woods, MO. The Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. November 4, 2023 with a Memorial Service immediately following at 11:00 a.m.
Patrick Dean Costigan, 78, surrounded by loved ones, passed away peacefully on October 15, 2023, after a long illness. Loving husband of Anita (Etzenhouser) Costigan, beloved father of Kristina Barker (Michael), Andrew Costigan, and Elizabeth Elliott (Ryan). Cherished “PawPaw” of Hillary Myles (Frank), Henry Costigan, Thomas Elliott, Reagan Barker, Jack Elliott, Colin Barker, and Connor Elliott, and great-grandpa to Rhea McGowan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael (“Ed”) and Marian Costigan, his sisters Marjorie Varney and Denise Cooksey, and his brothers, Michael Costigan and identical twin, Gary Costigan. He is survived by many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Patrick was born on May 5, 1945 in Independence, Missouri. He attended William Chrisman High School, graduating in 1963, and then went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Rockhurst University. During high school, he was invited to participate in the school’s first vocational program working in the new field of computer hardware and software management, which developed into a lifelong career working for Trans World Airlines (TWA) and Hallmark Cards. In 1969, he married the love of his life, Anita. Nothing made him happier than his wife and family, although his love of spending time at the Lake of the Ozarks, taking cruises, and Walt Disney World were all close seconds. In 1972, his adventurous spirit and love of travel led him to accept a job in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia with Saudi Arabian Airlines, where the family relocated until 1975. There, Patrick and Anita made many wonderful memories and life-long friends. Upon their return to the U.S., they made their home in Kansas City, Missouri, where they joined the congregation of Platte Woods United Methodist Church and settled into a full life centered on their family, faith, and friends. He was active in the church, as a Boy Scout leader, and as a volunteer with a variety of organizations.
Patrick was perpetually curious, and had a quick wit, kind heart, and contagious laugh, which were all qualities that he passed on to his children and grand-children. He was liberal with his love, kindness, and acceptance of others, and worked tirelessly to serve those in need.
Patrick’s full life will forever be remembered with love by his wife, children, grandchildren, extended family, and many friends who all loved him beyond measure.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association, Attn: Camp EDI, PO Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116 to help make summer camp a reality for children with type one diabetes, a disease that has impacted many generations of Patrick’s family. Memories of Patrick and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com