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Mark Costello

August 7, 1950 — December 29, 2022

N. Chesterfield

Mark Costello, age 72, a resident of Richmond, VA and Albany, Georgia, passed away December 29, 2022. Son of James F. Costello and Ida McCann Costello, he is preceded in death by his parents.  Mr. Costello was devoted to the glorious art of storytelling through live theatre. He was an actor, director, and stage manager at the Swift Creek Mill Playhouse in Chesterfield from its opening in 1965 to 1985 when he became Artistic Director of Theatre Albany in Albany, Georgia. He spent 32 years in that position until he retired in 2017. Under his direction, Theatre Albany became a notable and award-winning community theatre in Georgia. He also served on the board of the Georgia Council for the Arts for many years. Upon retiring, he returned to Richmond and again directed at the Swift Creek Mill Playhouse. Mark is survived by two brothers, Michael and wife, Aniela of Buda, TX, and Matthew of Richmond, VA; three nephews, Gabriel Costello of Buda, TX, Nicholas Costello and wife, Molly, and Ariah Rastegar and wife, Kellie of Austin, TX; grandnieces and nephew, Melody Costello, Rosalie Costello, Victoria, Kingston and Isabella Rastegar.  A private graveside service will be at Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia. In lieu of Flowers the family requests donations be made to Swift Creek Mill Theater in Mark’s name. A Memorial event will be held at Swift Creek Mill Theater at a time to be announced. “Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory 2033 Boulevard Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834. Condolences may be registered at

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