George Kostan


George Kostan 75, off Madison OH passed away and was welcomed home to heaven by many waiting loved ones.

George was born on May 9th to John and Mary in Canton, OH.  After graduating from Canton McKinley High School,

he went on to Seminary to pursue a life steeped in faith that would have a lasting impact on a great many people.

Anyone that knew George recognized him for his love of his family , his faith, his massive heart and love of photography.


A loving and jovial father, caring husband and a passionate warrior for his beliefs, a true teacher of men.

Preceded in death by his beloved wife Erma and son Stefan, who welcome home to rest a truly remarkable soul.

Also preceded in death his late wife Janet (Rodefer), and their two favorite dogs Spirit & Alley.

Survived by his son James(Kate), Christopher Tsonton and his cherished grandchildren Mira & Kale.

He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of crossing Georges path.


Celebration of life to be held at a later date.

2 Corinthians 5:8

Yes, we are of good courage and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the lord.

God speed Dad, may you’re memory be eternal, we love you.

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  1. Dawn Pallutch says:

    Your dad was the best he was optimistic till the end I was fortunate to know him. We worked at Walmart together & he was a great friend, I know his last years were so hard but he’s at ease now, good bye until I see you again George

  2. Connie Nolta says:

    George, when I didn’t hear back after your last text, I was pretty sure of the reason why. Should have known to come to your timeline.

    I know now you are at peace and reunited with EJ, Stefan and Lady Jan. You were a tortured soul and now you’re not!

    Jamie, he loved you and your family. So glad Mira went to see him.

    He was loved by many and I will always remember him as EJ ‘s husband and the twins father. Chris, he loved you!

    Rest In Peace, my friend!

  3. Anna Weyrick says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Papa George’s passing. We attended the same church in Akron. He was always a voice of encouragement. He spoke of his sons often. He loved his family very much. Thinking of you during this time.
    Anna Weyrick

  4. Pat Graham says:

    To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. II Corinthians 5:8. Knowing how much George suffered over the last couple of years it gives me comfort to know he is at peace, finally home.
    Jamie, your Dad spoke of you often and he loved you deeply and was proud of you. May God comfort you and the entire Kostan family as well as George’s many friends.
    I will always remember sharing our mutual Greek heritage and hours of laughter and most of all his friendship. He was a man of great faith and godly character. RIP my dear friend.