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CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, Ailing. (WCIA) — A person who held management positions all through Central Illinois died this week.
Tom Costello spent 40 years on the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District. He began as a driver earlier than a few years serving as Assistant Managing Director. Workers there say he might be enormously missed. They are saying he made CUMTD really feel like a household, and incessantly cooked meals for everybody. He retired in 2014.
In 2016, we reported on Costello’s kidney transplant. He acquired a kidney from his longtime good friend and Information-Gazette reporter, Tom Kacich.
Costello additionally taught communications on the College of Illinois and was energetic in lots of organizations. At one level, he served as Champaign Rotary Membership President. The group may have a digital memorial service for him subsequent week.
Costello was additionally a part of the Group Basis of East Central Illinois. They posted on Fb, saying:
We be a part of our group in mourning Tom Costello. A former Board Trustee of our Group Basis of East Central Illinois, Tom handed away unexpectedly April 15.
Tom was a widely known member of our group, serving to any nonprofit group that requested. He emceed many native fundraising occasions studying every thing he may in regards to the group beforehand to assist increase as a lot cash as doable for the trigger.
Tom was one in every of solely two people who served two phrases on our board and returned after a number of years to serve one other two phrases. He served as our Treasurer in 2014-2015, Vice Chair in 2015-2016 and Board Chair in 2016-2017.
Tom and his spouse, Rose, established the Patrick Thomas Costello endowment fund with our Group Basis after the loss of life of their toddler son. He was additionally instrumental in establishing a number of different funds for our group. He was a tireless supporter of our Group Basis–and our workers.
He might be missed by many, particularly all of us at our Group Basis.
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