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Robert Costes

July 24, 1922 — May 12, 2019

Robert Costes

Robert Cresson Costes of West Hills passed away on Sunday, May 12th at home. He was 96 years old.
Bob is survived by his wife Gloria of nearly 73 years; daughter Cathy (Bob) Eisman; son Craig Costes; two grandsons Bryan Eisman of Valencia and Geoff (Tina) Eisman of Simi Valley; 5 great grandchildren Jake, Amanda, Sophia, Samantha and Blake.
bob was born on July 24, 1922 in New Brunswick, New Jersey to Gaston and Andree Costes. He has two sisters, Claudette and Andree. he grew up on a farm in New Jersey surrounded by grandparents, aunts & uncles and cousins. The family then moved to Florida for a few years eventually coming to sunny southern California. Bob attended Hollywood High School where he got involved in ROTC/Captain and graduated in 1940. As a part of the "greatest generation", Bob joined the Air Force in 1942 to serve his country in the "great war". He met Gloria at the Hollywood Palladium while on leave and they married in August of 1946. Bob worked at VFW and then moved into what would be a lifelong field of work in the Life Insurance. Bob's family will remember him for being a loving, kind, generous and compassionate man who always encouraged them to be their best and pursue their goals in life.
Retirement blessed Bob with many years to enjoy travel around the world and his love of golf, woodworking, painting, gardening and reading. Bob had a love of learning new things and studying history. He volunteered to teach kids at Welby Way Elementary School the fun of working with wood and crafts.
Bob passed away peacefully in his home after a short illness with his wife Gloria at his side. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and a friend who always had a kind word for everyone.
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