• Donald Russell Costa

     

    Donald Russell Costa, 84 of Rockport, Texas passed away June 13, 2017. He was born November 18, 1932 in Houston, Texas to Russell and Mary Candelari Costa. He was a Graduate of Rice University and UT Dental School.   He practiced Dentistry for 20 years. Don was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Rockport Country Club. He was also an avid fisherman and golfer.

     

    He is preceded in death by his daughter, Robin Costa. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 60 years, Felicia Costa; sons, Mark Costa, Kyle Costa and Kelly Costa.

     

    Holy Rosary will be recited at 7:00p.m. Sunday, June 18, 2017 and a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00a.m. Monday, June 19, 2017 all at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. 

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    My GOD place his hands over this family with comfort and peace.

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    Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. May his memories make you smile and help you find peace in your heart. God bless. Prayers and Hugs

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    Sincere condolences for your loss. It has been many years since I worked for Don as a hygienist, but he still was one of my favorite employers. Not only did he do excellent dentistry, but he made working fun in many ways. His high standards in all aspects of his practice set an example for my professional career He reinforced the idea that one never cuts corners in any endeavor.

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    Felicia and the boys, I am very sorry to hear of my friends death. Don was always one of the favorites in our Wednesday Golf Group at Old Pine Forest and New Pine Forest. We had some great times and developed friendships that last a life time. I am also sorry that I cannot come to Rockport for the services as my wife is also ailing that requires that I stay close by. Our prayers are with the entire Costa family and want all to know that your family was very special to us. Bill Sartain or Willie as Don would say.

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    We are so saddened to hear of Donald's passing. We have fond memories of Donald. One story about Donald that sticks out in my mind as told to me recently by a fellow student who was a freshman at St. Thomas High School at the time Donald was a senior. Donald came to the younger student's aid when he was being bullied by others. Donald's formidable presence alone persuaded the bullies to desist. He was so respected as a football player. That freshman recounted that incident to me 50 years later with clarity. My heart swelled up with pride when I heard the gentleman share this story about my cousin, Donald.We loved him, and we'll pray for him and for your loss.Love,Janet

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    We are all saddened to hear of the passing of our cousin, Donald. Our thoughts and prayers are with Felicia and the family at this difficult time. May God comfort you all and give you peace.Donald was our dentist for many years and was the best dentist we have ever had. He was particularly good at giving painless injections and disguising the needle. We have very fond memories of Donald.

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    We just got word and are so very sorry to hear about Don's passing. Know that Selmo, Sandra, Patti, Denise, and Steve are thinking about you all and praying for God's comfort and peace to fill your hearts. Sending our love!

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    Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. May god lift you up with all the glorious memories you have to keep close to your heart and never forget. Billy & Debbie

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    I am saddened at this time.We played football together.My thoughts are with the family.Mendel Laviage

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    I shared life with Don at Rice Institute. He was truly a scholar-athlete, combined with the quality of a gentleman. Later, he was my dentist for two decades. The evidence of his professional skill and high standards still remain with me after more than 50 years. I am grateful for having known Don and pray that God will bless and comfort his family during this difficult time.

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