Anthony Costanza (1905 - 1963)

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Anthony Costanza
1905 - 1963
updated January 12, 2020
Anthony Costanza, father to 3 children, was born on January 19, 1905 at Triggiano, Triggiano, Italy. He was born to Michele Costanza and Filomena LaGioia, with siblings Vito, Maria, Alfred, and Achille. He married Ruby Johnson on March 24, 1945 and Anthony died. They gave birth to Mary Costanza, Phyllis Costanza, and Anthony Costanza Jr.. Anthony married Julia Tricoche and they later divorced in August 1944. He died on July 22, 1963 at Veterans Administration Long Beach, Long Beach, California at 58 years of age.

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Anthony Costanza Biography

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Most Commonly Known Name

Anthony Costanza

First name

Anthony

Middle name

Unknown.

Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases

Antonio Costanza
Tony Costanza

Gender

Male

Birth

Anthony Costanza was born on at Triggiano, in Triggiano, Italy

Death

Anthony Costanza died on at Veterans Administration Long Beach, E 7th St, in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California United States 90804

Cause of death

myocardial infarction (days), bilateral bronchopneumonia bilateral (days), meningioma left frontal lobe (years).

Burial / Funeral

Los Angeles National CemeterySection 401 Row B Site 32, in Los Angeles, California 90049

Obituary

Unknown.

Ethnicity & Lineage

Italian

Nationality & Locations Lived

Italy, USA

Religion

Catholic

Last Known Residence

Long Beach Veterans Administration, in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California United States

Education

1921-1926 George Washington Evening School, Chicago, Illinois, USA

1941-1945 USAFI Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Jan 31, 1960-AA Degree-East Los Angeles Jr. College, 5357 East Brooklyn Ave., Los Angeles, California, USA-Issuing office L.A. 25, California, USA

Professions

Occupation
1921-1931 • Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA
Musician: Played clarinet and saxophone in various orchestras in Chicago, Illinois in 1921-1931.

Occupation
1921-1922 • Great Northern Railroad

Occupation
1922-1926 • Cuneo Printing Corporation Chicago, Illinois, USA

Occupation
1926-1929 • Chicago Federation of Musicians Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Supervisor: Petrillo

Occupation
1928 • Joseph Nitti Orchestra Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA

Occupation
1929-1930 • Grisby, Grand, Radio, Corporation, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA
Supervisor: Thompson

Occupation
1930-1931 • Metropolitan Life Insurance Co, Grant, Park, District, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA

Military
1 Sep 1931 • Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA

Military Pistol Expert
September 18, 1934 • Delaware

Military-Advanced Flying School
1 Dec 1941 • Advanced, Flying, School, Turner, Field, Albany, Dougherty, Georgia, USA
Advanced Flying School Turner Field, Albany, Ga. Appointed Sergeant of US Army Air Corps from Cpl. Army Air Force Band.

Military-Advanced Flying School
1 Jun 1942 • Army, Air, Force, Advanced, Flying, School, Turner, Field, Albany, Dougherty, Georgia, USA
Promotion to Staff Sergeant

Military Medal
Aug 25, 1944 • US, Army, Transfer, Station, Fort Ord, Monterey, California, USA
National Defense Service Metal

Military
6 Oct 1945 • City, of, Washington, USA
Honorable Discharge Master Sergeant 6514th Area Service Unit

Military Medal
Oct 2, 1948 • Florida
American Defense Medal World War II Victory Metal

Military Medal
Nov 11, 1948 • Eglin Air Force Base Florida
American Defense Service Metal World War II Victory Medal AR 600-65

Military Medal
11 Nov 1948 • Eglin Air Force Base Florida
American Defense Service Metal World War II Victory Metal AR 600-65

Military Medal
June 7, 1951
Meritorious Unit Emblem General Order 330 Headquarter 25th Infantry Division

Military Medal
1951
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation General Order 35 DA dtd 1951 Korean Presidential Unit Citation The Korean Presidential Unit Citation was issued by the government of the Republic of South Korea. Korean Presidential Unit Citations are not US m



Occupation
August 24, 1953-June 1954 • 401 South Main, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Relief Guard Farmers and Merchants National Bank Supervisor: Andrews $60 per week Estimated Net Worth: $13,245.00

Military Medal
June 28, 1954 • El Monte, Los Angeles, California, USA
National Defense

Military Medal
June 4 1955 • Fort Ord, Monterey, California, USA
Good Conduct Metal Para 57 SO 101 dtd Apr 30, 1955 Head quarter 6th Infantry Division & Fort Ord California

Military-Appreciation letter
13 Mar 1956 • Headquarters 8th Infantry Regiment, APO 39 US Army
Letter of Appreciation: To 4th Infantry Division, APO 39, Thank you for playing at this event. Woodrow Laws LT Colonel, Infantry Commanding

Military-Appreciation letter
13 Mar 1956 • Armstrong Barracks, Budingen, Merzig-Wadern, Saarland, Germany
Letter of appreciation: March 12 the 4th division band, led by Anthony Costanza, played for the 593rd Field Artillery Battalion on it's arrival from its training area in Baumholder. The appearance and conduct of the players while in this kaserne....

Military
23 Apr 1956 • Office of the Provost Marshall 4th Infantry Division Band, Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
Registration Certificate For Firearms: 4th Infantry Division Band Purpose: in billets or quarters 16-22 JC Higgins Rifle Sears Roebuck and Co.

Military Medal
Jun 8 1956 • Mohringen, Biberach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Good Conduct Medal 4th Infantry Division Band APO 39 US Army Par 1 so 58 headquarter Sp Trps 4th infantry Division APO 39 82d Army Band APO 107 Mohringen Germany

Military Medal
Jan 31, 1957 • US, Army, Transfer, Station, Fort Ord, Monterey, California, USA
National Defense Service Metal

Military-25 Sep 1958 • East, Los, Angeles, Jr, College, 5357, E, Brooklyn, Ave, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Veterans Administration AA degree

Personal Life & Organizations

1929-Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Chicago, Illinois, USA

1942-R.A. Masons Chapter #117, Blytheville Arkansas, USA

1942-Olivet Commandery #20, Blytheville, Arkansas, USA

1943-Alcasar Temple AAONMS, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA

1952-Islam Temple AAONMS, San Francisco, California, USA
Knight Of Templar

1953-Al Malaikah AAONMS, Los Angeles, California, USA
Knight of Templar

Military Service

Military
1 Sep 1931 • Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA
Enlisted Sept. 1, 1931 Sergeant from 11-6-1933 to 7-25-34

Military
1 Sep 1931-Aug 11 1934
Corps of Engineers unassigned PVT.

Military
1931
Joined US Army

Military Pistol Expert
September 18, 1934 • Delaware

Military
18 Sep 1934-Jan 26 1937
Infantry PFC

Military
Sept. 19, 1934 • Fort McDowell and Fort Dupont, Delaware, USA
Private Corp of Engineers Unassigned Honorable Discharge


AugusMilitary
22 Jan 1937 • Fort Hamilton, New York City, New York, USA
Honorable Discharge from Private Corp. Army of Engineers, Band 18th Inf

Military
July 27, 1937-Jul 26, 1940
Coast Artillery Corps PFC

Military
26 Jul 1940 • Camp, George, Washington County, New York, USA
Pvt LCL Band 62nd C.A. (AA). Honorable Discharge

Military
July 27, 1940-Oct 13 1945 • HQ, Fort, Otten, New York, USA
Honorable Discharge Army Air Corps M SGT Band 62nd C.A. (AA)

Military
1 Dec 1941 • Advanced, Flying, School, Turner, Field, Albany, Dougherty, Georgia, USA
Advanced Flying School Turner Field, Albany, Ga. Appointed Sergeant of US Army Air Corps from Cpl. Army Air Force Band.

1941-Serving in the United States Army during World War II
Antonio Costanza served in the United States Army during World War II.

Military
1 Jun 1942 • Army, Air, Force, Advanced, Flying, School, Turner, Field, Albany, Dougherty, Georgia, USA
Promotion to Staff Sergeant

Military
1 Dec 1942 • Blytheville Army Air Field Blytheville, Arkansas, USA
Staff Sergeant 351st Army Air Force Band appointed to Technical Sergeant


Military
27 Jul 1943 • March, field, California, USA
Master Sergeant Air Corps 579th AAF Band

Military Metal
Aug 25, 1944 • US, Army, Transfer, Station, Fort Ord, Monterey, California, USA
National Defense Service Metal

Military
6 Oct 1945 • City, of, Washington, USA
Honorable Discharge Master Sergeant 6514th Area Service Unit

Military
Oct 13 1945 • AAF, Separation, Base, Drew, Field, Florida, USA
2117th AAF Base Unit Master Sergeant Honorable Discharge

Military
11 Nov 1945 • Eglin Air Force Base Florida
M SGT Bandsman, clarinet (432) Primary Bandsman clarinet: Played the clarinet in military bands and orchestras

Military
12 Nov 1945 • Camp Blanding, Florida

Military
Nov 12, 1945-Nov 11, 1948
United States Air Force M Sgt

Military Metal
Oct 2, 1948 • Florida
American Defense Medal World War II Victory Metal

Military Metal
Nov 11, 1948 • Eglin Air Force Base Florida
American Defense Service Metal World War II Victory Medal AR 600-65

Military
Nov 11 1948 • Englin, Air, Force, Base, Florida, USA
384th Air Force Band AF Bandsman School

Military Metal
11 Nov 1948 • Eglin Air Force Base Florida
American Defense Service Metal World War II Victory Metal AR 600-65

Military
Nov 18, 1948-Dec. 31, 1952
Regular Army Unassigned M Sgt

Military Metal
June 7, 1951
Meritorious Unit Emblem General Order 330 Headquarter 25th Infantry Division

Military Metal
1951
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation General Order 35 DA dtd 1951 Korean Presidential Unit Citation The Korean Presidential Unit Citation was issued by the government of the Republic of South Korea. Korean Presidential Unit Citations are not US m

Oct. 22 1952 • Vancouver, Barracks, Washington, USA
Detachment #3 , 6514 ASU Oregon ORC Instructor Group

Military
31 Dec 1952 • Vancouver, Barracks, Washinton, USA
Retirement, Honorable Discharge

Military
1 Jan 1953 • Vancouver, Barracks, Washington, USA
Det #3 514 ASU Oregon Mil Diet Wash (Not entitled to mop)

Military
May 31, 1953 • Reception, Center, Ft, Lewis County, Washington, USA
Release to USAR AGC Fifth Army Area

Military
31 May 1953 • Vancouver, Barracks, Washington, USA
Honorable Discharge. Released from active military service and transferred to USAR for completion of 30 years service. No days lost under section 6(a) appendix 2B MCM 1951. Blood group O. Master Sergeant July 27 1943 (Retired status). USAR AGC 5th Army.

Occupation
August 24, 1953-June 1954 • 401 South Main, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Relief Guard Farmers and Merchants National Bank Supervisor: Andrews $60 per week Estimated Net Worth: $13,245.00

Military Metal
June 28, 1954 • El Monte, Los Angeles, California, USA
National Defense

Military Metal
June 4 1955 • Fort Ord, Monterey, California, USA
Good Conduct Metal Para 57 SO 101 dtd Apr 30, 1955 Head quarter 6th Infantry Division & Fort Ord California

Military
13 Mar 1956 • Headquarters 8th Infantry Regiment, APO 39 US Army
Letter of Appreciation: To 4th Infantry Division, APO 39, Thank you for playing at this event. Woodrow Laws LT Colonel, Infantry Commanding

Military
13 Mar 1956 • Armstrong Barracks, Budingen, Merzig-Wadern, Saarland, Germany
Letter of appreciation: March 12 the 4th division band, led by Anthony Costanza, played for the 593rd Field Artillery Battalion on it's arrival from its training area in Baumholder. The appearance and conduct of the players while in this kaserne....

Military
23 Apr 1956 • Office of the Provost Marshall 4th Infantry Division Band, Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
Registration Certificate For Firearms: Costanza Anthony M/Sgt #RP6827399 4th Infantry Division Band Purpose: in billets or quarters 16-22 JC Higgins Rifle Sears Roebuck and Co. S-L-LR [external link]

Military Metal
Jun 8 1956 • Mohringen, Biberach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Good Conduct Metal 4th Infantry Division Band APO 39 US Army Par 1 so 58 headquarter Sp Trps 4th infantry Division APO 39 82d Army Band APO 107 Mohringen Germany

Military
4 Oct 1956 • 314th Army Band APO 757 NAC, Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
Grade: CWO-3 USA

Military Metal
Jan 31, 1957 • US, Army, Transfer, Station, Fort Ord, Monterey, California, USA
National Defense Service Metal

Military
31 Jan 1957 • US, Army, Transfer, Station, Fort Ord, Monterey, California, USA
Par 39 AR 635-230 SPN 411 Early released of oversea returnees 314th Army Band NAC APO 757 Revert USAR California Military District 033.66 B-Flat Clarinet 0-24.12 Musician Instrumental

Military
31 Jan 1957 • 314th, Army, Band, Fort Ord, Monterey, California, USA
Called from reserve to active duty. Revert USAR California Military District. Specialty # and title 033.66 B-flat clarinet National Defense Service Metal 0-24.12, Musician Instrumental

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Anthony Costanza Family Tree

Anthony's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Costanza family tree.

Parents:

Michele Costanza
Jan 13, 1874 - 1948
Filomena LaGioia
May 31, 1874 - 1938

Siblings:

Vito Costanza
Feb 21, 1914 - Jan 20, 1977
Maria Costanza
Born: May 19, 1911
Achille "Kelly" Costanza
May 12, 1899 - Sep 28, 1949
Relationships:
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Anthony Costanza & Ruby Lois (Johnson) Costanza

March 24, 1945
Cause of Separation: Death

Spouse:

Ruby Lois (Johnson) Costanza
Sep 23, 1924 - Aug 19, 2005

Children:

Mary Costanza
Born: Oct 11, 1954
Fort Collins, CO, United States
Phyllis Costanza
Oct 24, 1949 - Feb 5, 2016
Hesperia, CA, United States
Anthony Costanza Jr.
Sep 23, 1958 - Jan 17, 2005
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Anthony Costanza & Julia Tricoche

August 1944
Cause of Separation: Divorce
Anthony Costanza

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Anthony Costanza, father to 3 children, died on July 22, 1963 at Veterans Administration Long Beach, Long Beach, California at 58 years of age. He was buried in Los Angeles National CemeterySection 401 Row B Site 32, Los Angeles, California. He was born on January 19, 1905 at Triggiano, Triggiano, Italy. He was born to Michele Costanza and Filomena LaGioia, with siblings Vito, Maria, Alfred, and Achille. Anthony married Ruby Johnson on March 24, 1945 and Anthony died. They gave birth to Mary Costanza, Phyllis Costanza, and Anthony Costanza Jr.. He also married Julia Tricoche and they later divorced in August 1944.
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1905 - 1963 World Events

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In 1905, in the year that Anthony Costanza was born, the German born physicist, Albert Einstein, proposed the Special Theory of Relativity: 1) that observers can never detect uniform motion except relative to other objects and that 2) unlike the velocity of massive objects, the speed of light is a constant and is the same for all observers independent of their constant velocity toward or away from the light source. Not such simple concepts that lead to the equation everyone now knows: E = mc2.

In 1924, at the age of 19 years old, Anthony was alive when on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1931, at the age of 26 years old, Anthony was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1943, at the age of 38 years old, Anthony was alive when on September 3rd, the Armistice of Cassibile was signed in Sicily. Under the terms of the Armistice, Italy surrendered to the Allied Powers. After the Armistice was made public on September 8th, Germany attacked and occupied Italy. It took 20 months of fighting for the Allies to reach the northern borders of Italy.

In 1963, in the year of Anthony Costanza's passing, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

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