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Robert Joseph Kostbar

December 17, 1929April 18, 2021

Robert Joseph Kostbar, 91 of Staten Island, NY died on Sunday April 18, 2021. He was born on 12/17/29 on Staten Island, NY to John C. and Frieda Kostbar. Beloved brother to John “Jack” Kostbar of Laurens, NY. Married to Ruth Gundersen on 2/4/51 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Staten Island, NY until her death on 10/19/1999. He is survived by his loving family: two daughters, Claire Kostbar and Lynn Reed, son-in-law Tim Reed and 3 step-granddaughters Anna, Rebecca and Melinda. He attended Port Richmond High School and was drafted into the army in 1951 where he served in Alaska during the Korean War until 1953. After the army he was a union member of NY Metal Lathers Local 46 until he retired in 1991. He worked on projects at Lincoln Center and Eliis Island. He became an active member of Sons of Norway Nansen’s Lodge in 2006, where he met his long-term companion Betty Gustavsen. He was an avid model airplane enthusiast, flying model airplanes with the Staten Island RC Modelers flying club after he retired. He was also a member of the church counsel at Eltingville Lutheran Church in Staten Island from 2014-2018. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9pm at Harmon Funeral Home, 571 Forest Ave. Staten Island, NY 10310. Religious Services Thursday 10:30 am at funeral home. Interment to follow at Moravian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021

  • Religious Services

    Thursday, April 22, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, April 22, 2021

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Robert Joseph Kostbar

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kathy renaud

April 21, 2021

Dear Claire and Lynn,
Sorry for your loss, I know the past few months have been difficult.
I have very fond memories of being at your parents house with my family and what a good time we had. Your parents were so kind with the 3 kids (well 4 if you count Doug)
My love and prayers are with you all.
Love,
Kathy Renaud