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Eugene Patrick "Gene" Costello


1926 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Eugene Patrick "Gene" Costello Obituary
Eugene Patrick "Gene" Costello passed away after complications of Parkinson's disease on Saturday, June 29, 2013. Memorial service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Northwest Bible Church, 8505 Douglas Ave., Dallas. At a later date, he will be buried in Dallas National V.A. Cemetery. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests your donations to the Parkinson Voice Project, 500 N. Coit Road, Suite 285, Richardson, Texas 75080; or Vitas Community Connection, 8585 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 200, Dallas, Texas 75247. He was born in Davenport, Iowa, on Dec. 22, 1926, where he resided until he joined the United States Navy at the age of 18, and served in World War II. Upon return from his service in the Navy, he graduated from the University of Iowa in 1950. After graduation, he traveled in pursuit of his career and landed in Dallas, where he met his wife Gail, and they were married in 1958. His extensive career in the credit industry took him and his family around the United States, but Texas has been home for the past 27 years. Gene was a genuine Irishman and authentic American who was proud of his country and heritage. His Christian beliefs were valued and shown to his wife, children and grandchildren through his love, devotion and loyal sacrifice for his family. His infectious laughter, appreciation for life and smiling Irish eyes will be cherished and kept close in the hearts of all those who loved him. Survivors: His devoted wife and loving caregiver of 55 years, Gail Costello; his five children, Kelly Costello, Tim Costello and wife, Maura, Tracy Eakin and husband, Ken, Patrick Costello, Dan Costello and wife, Holly; along with his 12 grandchildren, Caitlin and Erin Costello, Meg, Connor and Nolan Eakin, Ian, Claire and Margaret Costello, Daniel, Clark, Kathryn and Phillip Costello. He is also survived by his two nephews, John O'Donnell and Michael O'Donnell, along with their families; and many loving friends.
Published in Star-Telegram from July 2 to July 3, 2013
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