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Robert Costello


1942 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Robert N. Costello August 28, 1942 January 29, 2018 Bob Costello passed away at home in the early morning of January 29, 2018, at the age of 75. Bob was born in Oakland and raised in Alameda where he attended Encinal High School (Class of 1960). Bob attended the College of Alameda while beginning his career with Pacific Bell. Bob volun-teered into the draft in 1963, serving with the US Army and was stationed in Nuremburg, Germany where he was assigned to the 2nd Howitzer Battalion, 34th Artillery Unit. Upon returning to Alameda, he returned to Pacific Bell, working 36 years as a service technician. Bob married his soulmate, Denise Gilbert, on April 8, 1972, in Reno, NV. Bob and his family moved to Lakeport in 1977. Since moving, Bob was President of the Telephone Pioneers Redwood Council installing campgrounds for the disabled, trails for the blind, and wooden walkways to make beaches accessible for the handicapped. Bob coached soccer for seven years at Konocti Youth Soccer League Lakeport, was elected to the Lakeport City Council, and served on the North Coast Opportunities as an executive board member for Lake and Mendocino Counties. In retirement, Bob was an executive board member of the Early Lake Lions and was in the SIRS Branch 133. Bob loved playing golf, traveling, and will forever be the acey-duecey champion. He will always be remembered for his striking blue eyes, memorable laugh, sense of humor, and kind heartedness. His family and friends were most important to him Bob is survived by loving wife of 45 years, Denise; children, Dominic and wife, Diana, of Beebe, AR, Brian of Hidden Valley Lake, and Bob of Sacramento; cousins, Rita, Marina, and Marisa Mangini of Genoa, Italy, Pat Martin of Mill Creek, WV, and Linda Germain of Texas. The memorial will be held at a later date in Hidden Valley Lake, CA. Arrangements under the care of Jones & Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel. Please share your loving memories of Bob by signing his on-line guestbook at www.JonesAndLewis.com and www.legacy.com.
Published in Lake County Record-Bee from Feb. 3 to Feb. 9, 2018
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