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William F. Coston, Jr.

September 23, 1924 December 28, 2019
William F. Coston, Jr.
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William F. Coston, Jr., 95 of Gettysburg, PA passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at his home. His family will miss his wisdom, humor, and kind loving nature very much. Born September 23, 1924 in Dallas, Texas, he was the son of the late William F. & Emma C. (Trace) Coston. Bill was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Jean Lehr Coston, who died in 2016. Bill, his mother and sisters moved to Gettysburg when he was 9 months old. He was a 1943 graduate of Gettysburg High School. Bill proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1943 to 1945, stationed in France, his supply division was attached to General Patten. Following his military service, he attended and graduated from Thompson Business College in York, PA. After college, Bill worked for IBM for five years, during which time he married and started his family. In 1954, he moved to Gettysburg and began his 35 year career with Knouse Foods, first in their IBM division and later in various management positions retiring in 1989. Bill was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Gettysburg, life member of VFW Post #15, and former member of the Catholic War Vets, Loyal Order of Moose and American Legion Post #202. In his younger days, he enjoyed bowling, hunting, pitching horse shoes, picking on his guitar and above all, attending his grandchildren’s school activities and sporting events. Bill is survived by his son, William F. Coston, III of Gettysburg, daughter, Lora Ann Newman and her husband Ron of Hanover, PA, seven grandchildren; Jennifer Coston Krovic (Rob), Kerri Coston Reeve (Ben), Sara Newman Marshall (Greg), David Newman (Dee), Daniel Newman, Scott Coston, and Erica Coston, ten great grandchildren; Chase, Owen and Anderson Reeve, Hayden and Carsen Krovic, Konner, Colby and Ryder Marshall, and Ayce and Charlotte Newman, and a nephew, Gary Collingsworth. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by a son, Craig T. Coston, two sisters; Mary A. Coston and Lora M. Mayhall and a daughter-in-law, Susan Steinour Coston. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 04, 2020 at St. Francis Cemetery, West High Street, Gettysburg with Fr. Daniel Mitzel, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 455 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Online tributes and condolences can be made at
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