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HARRY GEORGE COSTIS

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March 15, 2014
Harry's existence help make my life what it is. Without Harry there would be no Athena to meet Ron. Without Athena so much fun, love and craziness would never have happened. I wouldn't have met Polly and Alex. Without Harry, three of my favorite reasons for being on this planet(Nikos, Colton, and Jesse) wouldn't exist! Harry, Polly,Athena, and Alex became family then gave us more family.
On 12/21/2013 you left the loving arms of Polly and Athena to the waiting arms of Alex. I know there were tears in heaven that day. Your road to reunite with Alex was a hard one. You were so amazing. You just kept on fighting.
Harry thank you for being in my life. Thank you for becoming family. You've meant alot to me and i will miss you.

Love,
Connie Dalton
January 30, 2014
Uncle Harry you have left a great void in the family.There is,nor will be anyone who cared for all in the family,wholeheartedly,as you have.
You truly loved your descent and origin.
It was obvious in everything you did and everywhere you went.
From Lefkas to Mani.
Iam eternally grateful for all your help.
You will stay in our hearts forever.
Dear Polly and Athena I share your sorrow and loss.
Rest in Peace
January 21, 2014
Harry is one of the main reasons we settled in the Fresno area and spent most of our careers at California State University, Fresno. He was the department chair who hired us and inspired us, the face of the department, the heart of the school.

Harry was a kind person who wanted the best for his students, his colleagues, and the community and was selfless in his support of us all. We will remember him fondly and with gratitude.
January 08, 2014
I will always remember Dr. Costis for his kindness, his generosity, and his sense of humor. It was an honor to have worked for him. I would like to express my sincere condolences to Polly, Athena and family.
January 06, 2014
Dear Polly, Athena and family, My prayers go out to you all. Harry was always so pleasant to be around, his knowledge and presence was incredible. I will never forget Harry...He will always be in my prayers.
January 04, 2014
Polly, Athena, and my nephews,

No words can express the true intentions of the heart in a time of great loss such as this one.

Each of you have your own special memories of Harry aka: Dad, aka" Pa Pou. Although it might not seem like much in the aftermath of Harry's passing, the memories you each hold dear to your heart will assist you in moving forward even when it seems an impossibility.

I will miss that man...he was sweet, very smart, very friendly, and very well versed in all things. I know he loved you dearly Polly. You were his Light. I know he also loved his children very much and was also very, very proud of their accomplishments.

I loved when we would gather on the holidays, I would look forward to seeing him there. He could be so entertaining. He had an interest in everyone and spoke to as many as was possible individually, checking on everyone's welfare. He took a great interest in my daughters pursuits of education and their personal interests.

I remember best the story he told us all about was those "cat naps" he'd take while driving. He spoke of it like it was something we all did...he sure had us laughing over one didn't he?

I remember when I first got the yellow Mustang convertible. He said I was sure to "get a boyfriend now" with that car. He said to not be surprised if a man followed me home one day after seeing a beautiful, blonde haired woman driving a convertible down the street with her hair blowing in the wind... Well, as of yet, that predication has not come to pass. Maybe he knows something still that I don't.

I also know that Harry missed Alex so much, just as the rest of you did. I still think of Alex often and see him smiling with that twinkle in his eyes. Who knows what the two of them are up to on the other side. Alex is probably busy showing his Dad the "ropes" on the other side. It seems like a very high probability to me.
I know Harry missed his birthday here by just a few days. On New Year's Day, I celebrated his birthday and honored his life by lighting a candle and having it burn the day through.

I was having a difficult time deciding what to put down in words, but now it looks like I've rambled aimlessly on...I do that a lot.

I want you all to know (Polly, Athena, Nikos, Cole, and Jesse Bear) that I am here for you in any way I can, standing by your sides through this time of deep sorrow and loss.

Know that I am loving you all now, and forever.

Kathy Dalton
January 04, 2014
Harry put a valiant battle against a terrible enemy, Valley Fever. I only wish Medical Science could do more to prevent such a terrible disease. My sincere condolences to Paula and the rest of the family. At least now he will be back in his home land.
January 03, 2014
Ever since I was a small child in the village of Syvros my uncle Harilaos was the person I admired and aspired to be like him. He was a bright mind and a pioneer. He had a sweet character, kind and gracious manners and a love for humanity. He would stop in the street to talk to a small child with sweetness. He paid full attention and listened carefully to people from all walks of life, regardless of their age, education, wealth etc.
Everybody who knew him would speak well for him.
My teacher in elementary school used to tell me that in the beginning of his career he had Harilaos as a student. He told me how Harilaos was distinguished for his bright mind and his thirst for knowledge. This was in a time when access to books and knowledge was very limited, but still my uncle would ask his teacher for any available books. He would read even when riding the horse going to the fields to help his family.
He loved and helped his parents and siblings. He helped my late father Vangelis (his older brother) emotionally and economically at all occasions where circumstances were not favourable for him. My father loved Harilaos and his family very much. Whenever Harilaos and his family visited Athens he tried his best to please them. In the last 3 months of 2013 I lost two of the people I loved the most: my father Vangelis and my uncle Harilaos. I will miss them both.
Rest In Peace
January 02, 2014
I am so sad to hear of this original smart funny man's passing. He was blessed and well loved by his family and I am so fortunate to have his daughter as my friend.I wish to thank him for all he has done. I will miss our "Banter". Athena you are loved and a wonderful example to me of what a daughter should be. Paula I know how much you two have suffered. I pray that you can remember the gift that you gave instead of the loss that you feel. Love and prayers
January 02, 2014
I am a better person for having Harry and Polly in my life. I am fortunate to have a godson Named Colton who I wish I could see more. I am blessed to have the friendship of Athena and Ron and their three boys. I miss Alex and I will miss Harry or perhaps more to the point knowing that Harry is no longer amongst us. God bless all of you

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