Sam Coston, 1923-2010. Theatre Operator, Chicago. October 8th, 2010.
Sam Coston, retired Warner Brothers Manager, Coston Enterprises Executive, World War II Marine, Mason, long time south side Chicago resident, died suddenly while traveling with his wife, Demetra, in Europe. Sam was 87, and he was the nephew of theatre pioneer James E. (Jimmy) Coston. Sam was also the Operations Manager for Plitt Theatres in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. His son Nick is an advertising executive and filmmaker, and his eldest son, Jim, is an attorney and transportation specialist in Chicago. Funeral arrangements will be announce in The Chicago Tribune later this week.