He spent his entire working career as a construction worker.  He worked on such projects as the Boulevard, Eastern Hills and Galleria malls, a number of local hospitals and Buffalo's Metro Rail.  But nothing brought him more notoriety than the TV show Seinfeld because he shared his name with one of the show's characters - George Costanza.

The graduate of Seneca Vocational High School worked as a bricklayer and pretty much led a private life except for his name.  His family says he liked to say he had the name longer than the TV character, but it led to all kinds of interesting and amusing stories over the years.

According to a 2015 story in the New York Post "teenage girls prank-called the Costanza home claiming to be Elaine - another character on the Seinfeld show.  A pizza shop refused to make a delivery order because workers thought they were being Punk'd."

George Costanza passed away over the weekend in Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a short illness.  He was 89.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 am at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Williamsville.  There's more on this story in the Buffalo News.

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