John M. Costein

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 12/11/2013 18:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 12/11/2013 20:00:00

John Mike Costein, age 57, of Plymouth, Ohio went to be with the Lord on December 5, 2013 as a result of injuries from a motor vehicle accident. He was born on May 4, 1956 in Ashland, Ohio to Helen (Costein) Popa. He was a 1974 graduate of Willard High School and Pioneer Career and Technology Center with a certificate in Electronics. John was employed by Okamoto, in Sandusky, Ohio. He was gifted in finding solutions to difficult problems that he faced.
From an early age, John loved music, and could be found playing his guitar in his free time. He loved playing his guitar for others and with others. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeye and Browns fan, and followed both teams his whole life. Often, it was said, you could hear him encouraging and routing his teams on to a victory outside of his home. We know this weekend, in spirit; he will be cheering on his Buckeyes to a victory over Michigan State. He also loved his Jack Russell terriers, Maggie, Samson and Jennie.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 31 years, Susan (Cline) Costein, who was the love of his life. John and Sue met on a blind date that was setup by a close friend, and it was an enduring and loving relationship. He is survived by his two sons, Mike Costein of Plymouth, and Dustin (Jaime) Costein of Bloomville, and his two granddaughters, Sydney, and Zoe, who he dearly loved. He is survived by numerous cousins and friends who will miss his quick wit, and caring heart. John Mike had a big heart and always found time to help anyone that was in need of assistance. He will be dearly missed.
Visitation will be Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio where the funeral service will be at 8:00 P.M. with Pastor Ricky Branham officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice of Sandusky, Lifebanc, or to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Willard Wrestling Team - Dec 11, 2013

Coach Costein and family~ We are all so sorry to hear of your dad’s tragic accident. There are no words to express how very sorry we are. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you Coach, and remember, WE ARE ONE!!

Mary Ciolan Lengyel - Dec 10, 2013

Helen, Sue and family
Our hearts are heavy and are in deep sorrow over the loss of John. Although many years have passed since we were all together as a family we remained family never the less. We will continue to pray for a peace that surpasses all understanding and pray that the Lord holds you all close during these most difficult times.
The family of John Ciolan
Alpha Mae Ciolan
John Ciolan Jr and Family
Family of Martha Ciolan Hamons
Mary and Karl Lengyel and Family
James and Terese Ciolan and Family

Shirley Laslea - Dec 9, 2013

Helen, So sorry to hear this news. I am sure good memories will get you through this very sad time.

Cathy Popa Squeo - Dec 9, 2013

Sue and boys so sorry to hear of john’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. He will be truly missed. His kind heart and smile will always be remembered. May god bless you.

Kathy Armitage - Dec 7, 2013

Sue and Family, I am so sorry and deeply saddened by John’s death. My heart is with you. No words I can say can ease your pain but please know that I am thinking of you at this time and keeping you in my prayers. May God wrap you and your family in his arms and comfort all of you!

Sharon and Rick McDowell - Dec 7, 2013

Sue, Mike and Dusty and family Words cannot express the sorrow we have in our hearts for you and our extended family as we must say farewell to our dear friend John Mike. Heaven has indeed gained an awesome angel. Love and prayers are with you.

Lynn Shaver - Dec 7, 2013

I was deeply saddened upon hearing of John’s passing. I worked with John at Armstrong for over twenty years and cannot begin to express my grief. We shared many laughs together over the years and he will be truly missed. My prayers are with Johnny’s family and all of his friends, of whom there are many. His memory will be alive in my heart. To all who knew John’s kindness, generosity, sense of humor and happy-go-lucky personality, he will never be forgotten.

Sasha Rondy - Dec 6, 2013

Sue, Mike and Dustin, I am so sorry and deeply saddened for your loss. Johnny was an awesome person and I am glad that he was one of my dad’s greatest friends. I have many memories of him while I was growing up. One of my fondest was when he ran the daiquiri machine at our wedding reception! Rest in Peace Johnny. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sasha Molina-Rondy

Wendy Ayres Daniel - Dec 6, 2013

God’s kingdom has gained another angel – rest in peace my friend. Sue and famiy no words I can say can ease your pain but please know that I am thinking of you at this time and keeping you in my prayers.

Beth Goodsite - Dec 6, 2013

Sue and boys, I am so sorry and deeply saddened by John’s death. I have known John since second grade at St Francis Xavier School and remember him as a quiet and very kind person. I hope that you find the strength to face this tragedy. I will be remember you in my prayers. God bless you.

Donna Myers - Dec 6, 2013

Helen and Susan;
Prayers for peace to bring you comfort, and courage to face the days ahead. Hold your loving memories forever in your hearts.

David VanWagner - Dec 6, 2013

John was a good friend. I hadn’t seen him for over 20 years but when I did we had good laughs and lots of memories. I will see you again my friend ………….

Bradley Cok - Dec 6, 2013

Sue and family, I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.