George Russell Cosgrove

April 19, 1927December 22, 2017

George Russell Cosgrove was born on April 19, 1927 and passed away on December 22, 2017 in Modesto, CA and is under the care of Lakewood Funeral Home.

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Shelly Painter

January 11, 2018

I was so sad to hear of Russel's passing. We managed his properties for several years and I always enjoyed talking with him on the phone or his visits to the office. He was such a kind and gracious man and always had a smile on his face. He will be deeply missed.

Colleen Crosthwaite

January 2, 2018

Russ was a member of our Tuesday bridge group. He was always gracious and had a good sense of humor. I learned today that he had passed away when I was in Holland for Christmas. He always had kind things to say about his family. Please accept my condolences.

Shirley C

January 1, 2018

I met Russ when my friend Val moved in a few years ago at Casa de Modesto. Very interesting man, he loved escorting Val around and sitting out on the back of Val's porch, talking to friends as they passed by. I'm sorry for the family's loss of a wonderful man, father, teacher, friend.

December 29, 2017

Deepest condolences to the whole Cosgrave family, our Thanksgiving family for over 40 years. Wish I was able to attend, but I will be there with you in spirit. Now our folks are up there enjoying each other again as couples. Love Donna Dereschuk Grisham

Art Bowman

December 29, 2017

Please accept my deepest sympathies. I am thankful for the memories of Russ and the influence he had on me during my Modesto High years.

Jim Brughelli

December 29, 2017

I am saddened by the loss of Mr. Cosgrave. He was an excellent teacher. I remember in 1968 he and I went to Porterville to pick out a steer for the county fair. He looked over a herd of sixty young steers and said, " I think that one is the one you want Jim." That steer ended up being Grand Champion at the county fair. Thank you Mr. Cosgrave for your years of dedication to education. I still use the knowledge of Ag. Mechanics you taught me everyday.

Lakewood Funeral Home

December 28, 2017

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

December 27, 2017

May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this very sad time
Psalms 29:11