Gerald Thomas Kostkas April 21, 1946 to April 14, 2020
Gerald Thomas Kostkas, 73, of Cedar Park, Texas, died Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at the Cedar Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, Cedar Park, Texas.
Gerald, known as “Jerry”, by his friends and family was born on April 21, 1946 in Glassport, Pa., to Stephen Richard Kostkas and Anna Louise (Konat) Kostkas.
He was a 1965 graduate of Warren Area High School. Gerald was a lifetime employee at Osram Sylvania (Siemens) as a skilled tool maker and CDC operator. He took great pride in his work and was a valued contributing employee until his retirement in 2004.
On July 23, 1966, Gerald married Margie Ann (Noren) Kostkas at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, where they were lifetime parishioners. Gerald and Margie celebrated 45 years of marriage raising their family and sharing a love of recreational hobbies and travel with friends and family.
Gerald had a deep appreciation for the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, camping, boating, sports cars and trap shooting. He was a long standing member of the Corn Planter Gun Club in Warren County, where he was an excellent marksman and a member of the 50/50 club. He and Margie were also members of Chautauqua Corvette Club and the Rod and Gun Club in New York State, where they en-joyed many social events. In the rare moments that Gerald was not active he would be engrossed in a Stephen King novel or a history documentary.
]He was preceded in death by his parents, Stephen Richard Kostkas and Anna Louise (Konat) Kostkas; his loving wife, Margie Ann (Noren) Kostkas; brother, Richard Stephen Kostkas; and nephews: Timothy Charles Kostkas and John Stephen Kostkas.
\Loving father of Michael James Kostkas, (Michaelle Geer) and Lisa Ann Kostkas (George Dubniczki); cherished grandfather of Hayden Elizabeth Dubniczki and Anna Catherine Dubniczki; brother of John Matthew “Jack” Kostkas; and uncle to several nieces and nephews.
In 2005, Jerry and Margie relocated to Mechanicsburg, Pa., to enjoy their retirement alongside their grand children. Many cherished memories were made during this time.
On Aug. 4, 2021, Gerald’s life will be celebrated at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church 203 Arnold Ave., Port Allegany, Pa., at 11 a.m., followed by a private burial.
If desired, family members suggest donation to the Parkinson’s Foundation at www.parkinson.org