Maureen Ann Kostalnick
Dec. 9, 1940-Feb. 21, 2020
Maureen Ann Richards Kostalnick passed away on Friday, February 21, 2020. To know Maureen was to love her. She touched the hearts of everyone she met. Her life was dedicated to her beautiful family and to the children she worked with as a sign language interpreter.
Maureen was born in Avon, Ohio and graduated from Avon High School. She went on to become a sign language interpreter and loved the children she had the privilege of working with.
She was also an author, having written an adult novel based on her life, and a humorous childrens’ book. Maureen began her writing career as a humor writer for the American Greetings Corporation in Cleveland.
Maureen is survived by her loving husband and high school sweetheart, Chuck; her devoted children, Kathleen Antrim of Pleasanton, CA; Charles Kostalnick II and Kay Kostalnick of Castle Rock, CO; Daniel Jon Kostalnick, MD and Suzanne Kostalnick of Pleasanton, CA; and her wonderful grandchildren Kaitlin Antrim Laines of San Francisco, CA; Taylor Antrim of Lone Tree, CO; Charles Kostalnick III of San Francisco, CA; Michael Kostalnick of Livermore, CA; Elizabeth Kostalnick of Pleasanton, CA; Madeleine Kostalnick of Pleasanton, CA; and Danielle Kostalnick of Pleasanton, CA. She is also survived by her sister, Donna Wachholz of Avon, Ohio.
Words cannot convey how very much Maureen will be missed.
A memorial service and a celebration of life reception was held for Maureen on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Pleasanton, CA and Campo di Bocce in Livermore, CA.