Richard Dick Eugene Costo

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Richard "Dick" Eugene Costo

November 07, 1931 - March 12, 2019

Richard Dick Eugene Costo Richard "Dick" Eugene Costo, age 87 of the Town of Lewiston, NY, was called peacefully to his heavenly home at his residence. Born in Youngstown, NY, on November 7, 1931, son of the late Joseph and Jean (Zralka) Costo.
Dick enlisted into the U.S. Army and served a tour of duty in both Korea and Japan, from 1951-1954. He was awarded three Bronze Service Stars, among other medals.
Dick married Norma Joanna Heuer on April 11, 1959, and was employed at Kimberly Clark in Niagara Falls until his retirement. He also helped out at Marsh's General Store, and was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Niagara Falls.
Survivors include his wife, Norma Costo; three sons, David (Lori) Costo of Oswego, NY, Mark (Sherry) Costo of McDonough, GA, and Paul (Rebecca) Costo of Euless, TX; a brother, John (Lois) Costo of Youngstown, NY; sister, Mary Margaret Butera of Niagara Falls; grandchildren, Joshua (Kelsey Hughes) Costo, Nicholas (Jennifer Carillo) Costo, Megan Costo, Joseph Costo, and Jessica (Kevin) Reeves; great-grandson, Wyatt Reeves; and several nephews.
Friends may call at the DUBOIS FUNERAL HOME, 2436 Niagara Road, (Bergholz) in Wheatfield, on Saturday, March 16 from noon till 2 PM, with a memorial service following at 2:00 PM. Interment with Military Honors will follow in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Wheatfield.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1920 - 18th Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14305.
Published on March 13, 2019
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Mar 19, 2019
Dear Costo family,
I am sorry for your loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Richard will be missed.. May your loving precious memories of Richard forever remain in your hearts. God understands the pain you feel right now. He is a God of comfort we can turn to during times like this. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 God promises to bring our loved we've loss back to life as promised in the bible at John 5:28,29
Patricia Moody Vanstone
Mar 15, 2019
Norma, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I have many memories of Dick: riding his bike around the neighborhood, hanging out the wash, sitting on the back porch and having the battle of the bands with David on many summer evenings. Now they both can compete to see who can praise our Lord the loudest. May the peace that goes beyond all understanding be with you and the boys.
Dennison and Cheryl Heuer
Mar 15, 2019
We send our love to Norma and Family on the passing of your Loved one (Dick) Our thoughts are with you all at this time and we know that he is with the Lord and at Peace. He is watching over you all at this time and you will meet again. Blessings to all !
Robbin McGarvey Mancuso
Mar 14, 2019
Dear Norma and family, God bless all of you at this sad time. I think often and fondly of my and Andy's friend, Susie !
He is in the best of company. Past family, friends and Jesus, Himself.
Carol Ann Hermanson
Mar 14, 2019
I will miss seeing Dick sitting in "his chair" out in the narthex each week. He was such a kind man with a smile for everyone, even when you could tell he was not feeling well. Norma, you were a devoted wife and mother and I know he was so happy with you. I'm here if you need me....Carol Ann
Bob and Beth Badendyck
Mar 14, 2019
We are very saddened by the news about Dick..although we didn't see each other like we used to, we still thought about both of you with such fond memories.
Our deepest condolences to all of the family.
Pat Heuer , Krista, Kara and Kids
Mar 13, 2019
We wish we could be with you to share our memories of Uncle Dickie. What a guy! Our thoughts are with you all in this time of sorrow.