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Robert G. "Bob" Kostelnik
July 11, 1938 ~ June 21, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Robert G. “Bob” Kostelnik, age 84, of West Mifflin, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at Jefferson Hospital. Born in Duquesne on July 11, 1938, he was the son of the late George Vincent and Elizabeth (Smarzik) Kostelnik. He was a retired supervisor from LTV Steel, Monongahela Connecting Railroad with 40 years service. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, he was very involved with the St. Joseph fish fry, he ushered at Church, was a baseball coach for West Mifflin Baseball League, he umpired for the Colt League, he coached Midget Football and was referred to as “Mr. Cowboy.” Bob was active with Project Bundle-Up and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He proudly served his Country in the Army during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He is the beloved husband of Carol (Budai) Kostelnik for 62 years; father of Robert J. (Polly Jo) Kostelnik of West Mifflin, Lynn Ann Kostelnik of North Lauderdale, FL and Jeffrey (Michelle) Kostelnik of South Park; grandfather of Jake Robert (Samantha) Kostelnik, Jessica (Clayton) Lehmeier, Kamryn Kostelnik, Kaden Kostelnik and Kolby Kostelnik; great grandfather of Everly Mae Kostelnik, Gavin Robert Kostelnik and Etta Lane Lehmeier; brother-in-law of Paul and Colleen Budai and uncle to their children Joshua Paul Budai and the late Seth Jacob Budai; brother of Carol Pacacha of Elyria, OH, George “Fuzzy” Kostelnik of Gainesville, FL, James (Lois) Kostelnik of North Hills, David Thomas (Lynn) Kostelnik of West Mifflin, late Richard (wife Judy survives) Kostelnik, and late Eugene (wife Freda survives) Kostelnik; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 26, 2023, from 2-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR. A Blessing will be held at the Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m., on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Church, at 10:00 a.m., followed by Military Honors, with Rev. Thomas Lewandowski, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.