Carl R. “Bud” Costich

By Orleans Hub Posted 18 November 2022 at 11:28 am

Carl R. “Bud” Costich, age 88 passed away on Friday, November 4, 2022 at the Orchard Rehab & Nursing Center.

Born January 7, 1934 in Webster, NY, Mr. Costich was a son of the late Herbert R. and Margaret (O’Connell) Costich. On June 15, 1957, he married the former Carol E. Sorg. Mr. Costich was a self-employed fruit farmer most of his life, growing strawberries, apples and cherries. He also was the owner/operator of Costich Nursery where he grew and sold Christmas trees for many years. Mr. Costich was a member of the Orleans County Farm Bureau and council #651, Knights of Columbus. When not farming, he enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting and travelling.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Bonnie Costich in May 5, 2002; and brother, Vern Costich.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Carol Costich; four children, Larry (Carol) Costich, Linda Costich, Colleen Stahl and Jeffrey (Tina) Costich; grandchildren, Timothy, Daniel, Richard Costich, Kari Keppler, Jeremy Gonzolez, Rebecca Terzo, Trisha Webber, Kaitlin, Megan and Noah Costich; eighteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Private interment was held in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Cooper Funeral Home, 215 W. Center St., Medina. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Medina FFA, 1 Mustang Drive, Medina, NY 14103 or to the Arbor Day Foundation at or directly on his obituary page at