Hawaiian Memorial Park

45-425 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, HI


Richard J. DeCosta

January 24, 1924January 30, 2020

Richard Joseph DeCosta

96 years old, of Pearlridge, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020. Know as Mr. D to many, Richard began his work career at Hickam AFB working on aircraft. He survived Pearl Harbor, went on to oversee aircraft repair during WWII; retired from the military then earned a BA in Business. He oversaw engineering in the hotel industry; is a member of the WWII Pearl Harbor Memorial Hall of Fame. He was on the original Board of the Hickam AFB Federal Credit Union, President of the Filipino Catholic Club and member of the Holy Name Society at St. Elizabeth, Aiea. In his retirement years repaired and painted statues at St. Elizabeth Church, Aiea. Survived the passing of his veteran parents, Joseph and Mary, his sister Rita, his veteran brothers David and James, his wife, Beatriz Kilantang and his daughter Frances Gail. Survived by his veteran brother Donald, his sister Geraldine, children veteran Richard Jr., Sr. Anne Clare, ss.cc., Patricia, Jennifer, 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.


19 February


9:30 am

St. Elizabeth Church

99-312 Moanalua Rd.
Aiea, Hawaii 96701

19 February

Funeral Service

10:30 am

St. Elizabeth Church

99-312 Moanalua Rd.
Aiea, Hawaii 96701

19 February


1:00 pm

Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery

45-349 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744

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