James A. Costlow

James A. Costlow, 75, of 9 Oriole St., Kennedy, passed away Thursday (Jan. 11, 2018) at his home.

He was born Aug. 23, 1942, in Beaverdale, Pa., the son of Robert and Hazel MacTavish Costlow. Jim was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Vietnam War and was a committed advocate of POWs/MIAs. He was a long standing member of the IAM machinist union.

Before retiring he had been employed at Jamestown Metal Products. He enjoyed wildlife and was an avid fisherman.

Jim is survived by four children: Kelly Dawn Wadsworth of Sheffield, Robert Francis Costlow of Jamestown, Jason Garrett (Carrie) Costlow of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Shawna Leigh (Mike) Becker of Jamestown; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three sisters: Sandie (Jack) Kost of Russell, Pa., Debbi (Joe) Guiffreda of Gerry, Bonnie (Ed) Nelson of Ashville; several nieces, nephews, cousins and his loving cat, Chase.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by a son, James Albert Costlow ll; and three brothers: Robert, Richard, and Dennis Costlow.

A Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Peterson Funeral Home in Frewsburg. Burial will be in Wesleyan Cemetery in Sugar Grove, Pa. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road in Jamestown, NY 14701; or the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY. Condolences may be sent to James’s family at petersonfh.net.