Richard J. Costello
In Loving Memory
Born:July 4, 1944
New York, NY
Died:April 3, 2011
Las Vegas, Nevada
A beloved husband, father, brother and uncle, Richard was born on July 4, 1944 in New York City. He was a veteran and served proudly in the U.S. Army. He moved to Las Vegas in 1966 to live closer to his Mother and two sisters. Everywhere he found himself, Richard easily made friends who remember his wit, charm and grace. He was the strongest, constant link in his family’s lives and that love will never be forgotten. Richard was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Tia Costello; daughter, Deanna and son, Richard of Las Vegas; sisters, Rita Bawden of Las Vegas and Barbara Williams of Albuquerque; niece, Gia D'Errico Planer of Las Vegas; and grand-nephews, Gianni Giancola and Bronson Planer; as well as numerous other relatives and close friends. Services at the Valley Funeral Home (3919 Raymert, Las Vegas) will be held on April 12, 2011 at 10am. Internment services will follow at 1pm at Southern Nevada Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Silver Ridge Nursing Home Care Center. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Disabled American Veterans ( Mail to: DAV Memorial Program, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or call 877-426-2838 Ext 3302.


Little Richard
Added by Rita Bawden
Barbara, Rita and Richard
Added by Rita Bawden
Richard is wearing #13
Added by Rita Bawden
Richard and Tia
Added by Rita Bawden

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God has to break our hearts to prove to us that he only takes the best. I'll wear your memory proudly, My only true friend. May my love for you reach Heaven above Until we meet again.
Added by Rita Bawden

Charming, caring, courageous, comical, creative are only a few words of many to describe my father/best friend. I've learned so much from you throughout life and will continue to learn from you as you will forever be in my heart and in my memories. I love you so much Dad and one day we will reunite. Love always Richie
Added by Richie Costello

Father, throughout the 28 years, 11 months and 3 days that I knew you on Earth, I've learned countless life-lessons from your wisdom. I appreciate everything I've ever learned from you, with one of my favorite lessons being acceptance of who I am, and allowing myself to just be "me". I will continue to apply everything you taught me throughout my life. I love you forever always, and will carry you in my heart. I miss you dearly and will see you in heaven when my time comes.
Added by Deanna Dawn Costello

My husband, Richard, and I have an awesome relationship. I say "have" because our love is alive and will be forever. Through thick and thin, good times and bad, we always loved one another in the truest sense. I know that I am fortunate to have found that kind of love in my lifetime and I owe it all to my loving husband Richard.
Added by Tia Costello
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