George B. Costigan, Sr.

From the 1983 New York Times obituary:

George B. Costigan Sr., who represented Long Beach, L.I., on the Nassau County Board of Supervisors for 14 years, died Saturday in West Palm Beach, Fla., where he had lived in retirement for several years.

He was 74 years old.

Mr. Costigan was a charter member of the board of trustees of Nassau Community College at Mitchel Field, where the Costigan Physical Education Complex is named for him.

This year’s bizarre genealogy discovery (so far): George B. Costigan (1908-1983) was a charter member of the Nassau Community College Board of Trustees. They named the gym after him. He is also my 2nd cousin once removed (his great-grandfather is my great-great-grandfather). I am not sure how to feel about being even more connected to NCC. I guess with such a distant relationship I can continue to ignore it.

Yes, I’ve worked someplace almost twenty years before realizing one of the buildings is named for a relative. I admit I don’t spend much time at the gym.

Here’s a picture of the gym:

costigangym

2 thoughts on “George B. Costigan, Sr.

    1. I don’t have a photo of him. He was a local politician on Long Island so it should be easy to find one. Maybe there’s a portrait in the gym. I guess it’s obvious I don’t frequent the gym. Perhaps related: when I moved here for the job, I found an apartment through a stranger (to me) who is a 5th cousin in the same family. (Another researcher friend connected us.) So I guess your family really is always with you even when you move away from them.

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