OBITUARY

Frank DeCosta Jr.

September 15, 1931July 27, 2018

La Puente, Ca - The family of Frank DeCosta Jr., 86, is saddened to share the news of his passing on July 27, 2018 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles California. He was born on September 15, 1931, in Honolulu, Hawaii to his parents Frank Sr. and Victoria (Medeiros) DeCosta. As soon as he was of age, Frank decided to join the war effort in Korea and enlisted in the United States Army from 1948-1955. During his Army stint, Frank received a purple heart for an injury he sustained during combat operations in S. Korea. After serving in the Army, Frank moved to sunny California where he met his one and only wife Ana. Frank and Ana recently celebrated their 60thwedding anniversary with family and friends attending. Frank is survived by his lovely wife Ana, brother John DeCosta, sisterJeannette Mejia (Jose), his seven children, James DeCosta(Linda), Diane Stackhouse, Miriam Aurelio (Eric), AdelineOjeda, Frank DeCosta III (Marleen), Susan DeCosta, ErnestDeCosta (Linda); 23 grandchildren, and 25 great grandchildren. Frank also had a long career with the U.S. Postal service as a mailbag handler. Frank really enjoyed camping, telling colorful stories, playing cards, and spending his free time with his family. Frank selflessly dedicated his entire life to supporting his family, never asking much for himself. His family remains grateful for his love and life lessons. Funeral Services will be held at the Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary, 7944 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, Monday, August 13, 2018. Visitation starts at 9:30 AM. Viewing service will be from 9:30-11:30 AM, followed by funeral services from 11:30-12:30 AM. Burial service will start at 1:30 PM. A committal ceremony with full military honors will follow at the Riverside National Cemetery.

Services

  • Vistation Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, August 13, 2018
REMEMBERING

Frank DeCosta Jr.

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Patrick T. Noone Jr.

August 12, 2018

Early In life he was not just my grandfather but a father to me and my brothers and sister . You could always count on a bowl of malt o meal brand cereal in the morning and some Duck Tales and the Teenage mutant ninja turtles before school in the morning. I remember Bo jackson getting his leg broke against the Bengals on that same television that sat between the kitchen and the living room. At night we would watch looney tunes and grandpa and grammas favorite TV game shows wheel of fortune and jeopardy. He taught me how to pull weeds and mow the grass. Me and Mikey would push the mower together cause we were so l little. We actually made straight lines!!! I can go on and on about the times we had with him, nothing beats grandpas stories . He was one of the last of the greatest generation and I am proud to be able to call him "Grandpa"

Patrick Noone Sr.

August 12, 2018

Frank Decosta was a Great Family man whom I loved and respected. I send my condolences to all his Friends and Family.

Pat Noone Sr.

Ana Ojeda

August 7, 2018

Grandpa was always a man with a story. Whether it was about the war or being a little boy in Hawaii, we were always sitting around listening. I'll never forget the amount of love he had for all of us. I'll cherish each conversation we had and all the advice you gave. Fly high grandpa, I love you.

Cara Davis

August 4, 2018

My grandfather taught me many things. What I remember most is that he’s the reason I love camping, fishing and playing cards & games! There’s tons of pictures of me as a little girl holding a fishing pole or with a fish in my hand. He taught me how to fish at a young age. He also taught me how to play cards, I think he taught me solitaire when I was only 6 years old! From there my love of games has only grown, and that’s what I’m known for most in my family! Bringing the games! My grandfather started that for me. He loved playing poker and any card game he could get down. He was always camping and loved to pull out his trailer and get to somewhere he could fish. I can’t wait to do the same for my family. Those are the memories I will cherish the most... I love you Grandpa.

Nichole Stackhouse

August 4, 2018

I remember the first day that I met Frank, that was the day that I realized he was not Frank but he was my Grandpa. He accepted me the moment that we met and would always smile and tell me stories of His past. I loved to sit down and just listen to the stories he would tell because those stories meant something to him, there's so many times in life that people try to tell us things and open their hearts up to us but we get too busy to just sit down and listen to our elders and taking in everything that they're trying to teach us, from a simple story. Grand Frank has all my love and respect he was a wonderful man, that loved his family very dearly. I can tell how much he loved his family by the way he openly loved me from the start. And from all the stories that my husband's told me throughout our marriage, about his grandpa. My children will always know Grandpa Frank as the loving man that he was and how much he cared about his family and his house ( he always wanted to paint something or fix something lol) the night after he passed I told my oldest son what had happened and he laid in bed with me crying himself to sleep because he loved his Great Grandpa, and he said Mom remember how he let us come to his house and let me and Dad help him with stuff like painting, doing the pipes and the garden. He was so nice, I love him mom... Hearing my son say these words and seeing how affected he was by Grandpa's passing, shows just how much Grandpa Frank was loved. He will always be in our hearts and we will make sure to pass down the memories we've shared. We love you Grandpa Frank, see you again some day.

Nichole Stackhouse

MICHAEL Stackhouse

August 3, 2018

I have only good memory's of my Grandpa, he was like a Father to me. Grandpa and Grandma raised me till I was 13 years old. He helped teach me to read, write and spell. I loved it when we would go camping and fishing. He was one hell of a poker player. He would always ask me if I had a job and say hard work pays off so don't quite and never give up. He was right. LOL He told me that he believes in Jesus, so I know I will see him in Heaven one day. I LOVE YOU GRANDPA

Angela Gomez

August 2, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you, as you mourn the loss of your BELOVED!! I am in the process of sending another message via U.S. mail to Anna and Susie. I believe that only Prayers and closeness to Our God in Heaven that can bring us comfort in times of sadness and distress. Again, I pray that God will give you comfort as you grieve. I HOPE and PRAY that Frank is happier than he has ever been in this world, being in God's most loving presence!!
Love and continual prayers,

Angie Gomez

Kirby Nunn

July 31, 2018

My favorite memories are the bbqs and being able to listen to him share his stories when he was serving his country in Korea.

Norma Balderas

July 31, 2018

I will never forget how much he loved his family and texas holdem. Lol! He loved having his family around every weekend if possible. He was a great man with a big heart. He will be missed by everyone he knew. My condolences to you and your family who, I still consider my family. I love you all. Give your mother my love and let me know when the services will be held and where. I want to pay my respect's to him and your family.

Sheri Mejia

July 31, 2018

We have fond memories of our Nana Jeanette Mejia and Papa Jose Mejia taking us to Auntie Ana and Uncle Franks camp sites every summer to fish and Uncle Frank was always so kind and patient to show us how to properly fish. We had so much fun and will miss Uncle Frank dearly. Praying for Auntie Ana and the entire family during this difficult time. We love you all.