Richard B. Costes went to his eternal home September 11, 2018.
He will be buried with military honors Oct. 4, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the family plot at Lakeview Cemetery, Penn Yan.
Richard was born in Penn Yan Oct. 6, 1920, the only son of Peter and Winifred Costes. He was a Chief Real Estate Appraiser for the State of New York. He was a graduate of Syracuse University and served in the 77th Infantry Division during the occupation of Japan.
He married Margaret Ellen Hawley on July 9, 1944, who passed away in March of 2011.
He is survived by his son, Gary Costes; daughter, Chana O’Neill; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was a 32nd degree Mason, Shriner, and member of the American Legion. He was an active member of the Desert Garden Church in Sun City West, Ariz.; he served as Chair of the Lay Life Board, Chair of the Missions Board, Chair of the Endowment Committee, Church Trustee and Choir member. He was a previous active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Penn Yan.