George A. Costa died on June 17 in Naples Fla. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lena, in 2001. He was born in Vineyard Haven on March 29,1921, to John and Margaret Costa. He served in the army during WW11 in North Africa and Italy. When he returned to the Vineyard after the war he met and married Lena, a school teacher. He worked in the post office for 30 years. He spent time on the planning and zoning boards in Vineyard Haven. He was also a past commander of the American Legion.
While on the Island he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and he was a very talented carpenter.
Upon retirement, George and Lena spent winters in Florida. Eventually they moved to Florida year-round and enjoyed golfing and working with stained glass.
He is survived by his daughter, Lorna Dreher, and her husband, Craig, of Hooksett, N.H.; his son, John, and his wife, Susan, of West Tisbury. He also leaves grandaughter Heidi Shea and her husband, Chris, and beautiful greatgrandaughter Ella. He was predeceased by his sister Laura,and her husband, Reggie Ivory.He is survived by his sister Louise, and her husband, Robert Yapp, brother Joseph and his wife, Vivian, and many nieces and nephews.
A burial ceremony will take place in the fall. Donations made be made to Avow Hospice 1095,Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105.