Armand J. “Cack” Costantino, 71, of Charleroi, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021. Born on April 6, 1949, he was the son of the late Angelo “Cack” and Mary Margaret (Archiletti) Costantino.
Cack had ambition to be a police officer and his goal was to be the Chief of Police in his hometown of Charleroi. He achieved that goal and retired as the Charleroi Police Chief, where he was a competent officer who protected the community he loved. He was a veteran of the US Air Force and was a member of St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, 10th st AC, Charleroi Archery and Fishing Clubs, and the Fraternal Order of Police. He was an avid sports fan, especially of the Penguins and baseball, and enjoyed collecting baseball cards. Always seen around town with a smile and pleasant demeanor, Cack will be missed by all that knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Paula (Stover) Costantino; sons, Jeffrey “Cack” Costantino, and wife Charity, of Fallowfield Twp., and Joseph “Cack” Costantino, and wife Heather, of Monongahela; step-children, Nicole Jackowski, of Marianna, and Matthew Crowe, and wife Lisa, of Greensburg; grandchildren, Makenley Costantino, Caleb and Jenna Crowe, and Max and Megan Shrader; brother, James “Cack” Costantino, and wife Kathryn, of Carroll Twp.; nephew, Brendan “Cack” Costantino, of Carroll Twp.; niece, Emily “Cack” Costantino, of Carroll Twp.; and his buddy, Leo.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by a brother, Russell “Cack” Costantino.
Friends will be received on Thursday, January 28 from 6 to 8 pm and Friday January 29 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm in the CARL J. SPALLINO FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION, 819 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, Joseph A. Lopez, funeral director. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10am on Saturday at St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, Charleroi, (Mary, Mother of the Church), with interment following in Monongahela Cemetery. Guests are asked to meet at the church on Saturday. CDC guidelines are to be followed at the funeral home and church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Cack's name may be made to the Southwest Regional FOP Lodge 87, c/o Chief Chad Zelinsky, Charleroi Regional Police Department, 338 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, PA 15022.
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