Alex Nick Costas
Passed away on June 2, 2019
On Sunday, June 2, 2019, Alex Nick Costas, passed away at the age of 65.
Alex was born on May 22, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama to Nick and Cleo Costas. He graduated from Minor High school in 1972, then attended University of Montevallo. Alex worked at Allstate as a lauded claims representative.
Alex was a talented musician and keyboard player. When he wasn’t spending time with his sons and family, he was making music with his friends from all parts of the world. His music touched not only the hearts of his family, but all who had the privilege to hear him play.
Alex was preceded in death by his father, Nick Costas, and his mother, Cleo Costas. He is survived by his sons, Charles Costas and Nicholas Costas, his sister, Christine Warren (John), his nephew, Taylor McMurtrey (Brittany), and many other cousins.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 5-7pm. A Trisagion prayer will be offered immediately following visitation. A funeral will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 12pm. There will be visitation before the funeral at 11am. Visitations and the funeral service will be at Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery. There will be a traditional Makaria (lunch) at the church after the burial. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
May Alex’s memory be eternal.
- Alex Nick Costas Wednesday, June 5, 2019
- Alex Nick Costas Thursday, June 6, 2019
Alex Nick Costas
June 5, 2019
It was indeed a blessing knowing my brother Alex. I am going to miss all the musicians talks we shared. The chords, the riffs,
the run and styles thank God he blessed me with many legendary artists CDs and DVDs and shared the historical facts behind them, many of the producers and musicians he knew personally. These are now treasures to me, they now have greater sentimental value and I will cherish them.
I last saw my friend at Bailey Brothers Music store with that same HEAVENLY Smile like the sun bursting through the darkest clouds. Never did I know such a genuine person- a gifted musician with a spirit of humility. A kind hearted human being.
BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD!
God rest his soul and my prayers are with his family.
PLAY ON IN HEAVEN ALEX! 🎶🎹🎷🎺🎻🎼🎸🎙🎤📯🥁🎵🎼
Lesa Rosato Burson
June 4, 2019
Alex was such a kind soul. He will be missed by all who knew him. Sincerest condolences to those who love him. Rest in peace.