Philip Allen Costa

September 16, 1937August 12, 2020

In lieu of flowers and gifts, our family would like you to consider donating , as a remembrance, to North Valley Assembly of God, Joash Chest.... funds will be given to "Church on the Street." Service will be streaming live on Facebook, YouTube, and will be interpreted for the deaf.

“I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one. I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done. I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.”


  • A Celebration of Life

    Saturday, January 16, 2021


Philip Allen Costa

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Diane Niemann

January 15, 2021

Phil Costa is a friend of many years that I met at Phoenix First Assembly of God. He exemplified a person of great faith in Jesus and the Bible; he encouraged me many times and always had helpful advice about computers, home repairs, cars and finances. When I was divorced, he and CeCe reached out in emotional support: one special memory was a trip to the zoo with my children and I. Both CeCe and Phil provided special memories as we ministered together joyfully to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing over the years and organized special meetings. I look forward to renewing our friendship in heaven.✝️🙏

Kimberly Monasmith

December 16, 2020

Well to pick one memory is hard to impossible. When God puts someone in your life it’s like you’ve known them your whole life. Like their your blood relative. That’s who Papa Phil was to me. He was always kind and caring to me and my family. He knew so much about a lot of things! He could build anything Cece needed. He was her Superman! Her Steven Segal! To watch how he cared and loved her was a true privilege. He was funny too! He made me and my children laugh a lot! I remember one time the teenagers were standing in front of the church after it was dismissed and they were talking about what the best car was. About that time Papa Phil came out and stood for a few seconds and then without skipping a beat belted out in a deep revving sound “HONNNNNDUUUUUHHH!!!!” With his fist up like he was giving some power muscle pose! He drove a Honda and to this day my boys laugh at his being so cool. I have great memories to revisit and I will often. I’m thankful to have met Cece and Papa Phil. Forever grateful and will see him again soon!

Ron&Krys Baumgartner

August 16, 2020

So blessed to have you and your beautiful CeCe in our lives! You will be greatly missed. You fought the good fight we will join you in the near future I'm sure and there we will have our spaghetti get together!!

Ruth Maynard

August 14, 2020

All tho I did not know Phil that well I knew one thing he loved the Lord. I sat near him in church and even tho we hardly spoke we always shook hands. He showed a kind and gentle spirit that which was of the lords , and now he has joined his blessed Redeemer. Will miss you in church brother Phil. But will forever picture that kind spirit of yours in the seat on the end of the pew.

edward and patti cole

August 14, 2020

it's been a blessing to know you phil , love our get togethers in brothers of Christ you will always be remembered in our hearts see you on the streets of gold . Love your chili.

Peter and Margie Williams

August 14, 2020

Phil has been a blessed part of our lives for over 20 years. Our family fondly refers to him as Uncle Phil and he was Godfather to our three boys. Aside from our years of involvement in deaf ministry at Phoenix First and the marriage counseling program where our families were trained together to serve the deaf ministry, we enjoyed our social times together. Our memories are filled celebrating family birthdays, especially wiping out Red Lobster during an all you can eat event ... Phil often joked that they never hosted again because of us! We shared times together during major events including my graduation at ASU, memorable Thanksgiving, the marriage vow renewal, our boys being named and blessed when born, and the very important final World Series game of the Diamondback! Distance never changed our love and connection when we moved to Florida and this November, we will hold a place at our Thanksgiving table in his memory. Uncle Phil you are in our hearts forever and we appreciate the years of prayers and laughs together. ❤️ We love you! Thank you for the blessings you brought into the world! Peter, Margie, Josh, Caleb, and Aaron

Karen Watkins

August 14, 2020

phil always sat in church loving the praise & worship, and you could tell he was in the presence, he was extremely kind and quiet, he made me smile to look over and he would be asleep, i used to have a friend who did the samething, but aside from God he loved and idolized his wife CeCe hes with God now