Gus Tom Costis

  • Died: September 4, 2017
  • Location: Wilmington, Delaware

Chandler Funeral Homes & Crematory

2506 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803

Tel. (302) 478-7100

Tribute & Message From The Family


Gus Tom Costis, age 88, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on September 4, 2017 in the Wilmington Hospital.

Gus was born in Norfolk, VA to the late Thomas and Alexandra Haleges Costis. He was a graduate of Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, GA and earned his B.A. from Duke University. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Gus was employed by the duPont Company in the Film Sales & Marketing Division. He was a member of the Adelphia Associates and the Delaware Photographic Society, and his interests included photography and traveling.

Gus is survived by his wife and best friend of 52 years, Patsy F. Costis of Wilmington; son Dean Costis (Thao) of Houston, TX; daughter Candace Costis Ball (Richard) of Thorndale, TX; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday September 15, 2017 at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church where friends and family may visit one hour prior.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions would be appreciated to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 808 N. Broom Street, Wilmington, DE 19806.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

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Aunt Patsy, I was so sad to hear of Uncle Gus's passing. He was always so warm and excited when we would visit, and always loved knowing what was going on in our lives. I mentioned it to him when I saw you both a few weeks ago, that his passion and talent for photography was a big influence in getting me into photography. I'm sorry that I wasn't able to make it down this weekend, but I'm glad that I was able to see you two in August, and I look forward to the day I'll see him again with our Lord Jesus in heaven. I'll be praying for you, and feel free to call or email if you ever want to talk.

Love, Daniel

Posted by Daniel Reese    September 17, 2017

Uncle Gus always showed his excitement to see others and brought a smile to everyone's faces. Each time I visited, he would make sure he knew how everyone else's life was going before talking about himself. Uncle Gus was a joy to be around and always made others laugh. Patsy, I pray that God will give you strength and peace during these tough times. Love, Nathan

Posted by Nathan Reese - Harrisburg, PA   September 16, 2017

Uncle Gus always greeted us with a warm handshake, hug, and kisses. We were welcomed and treated with his delight anytime we came to visit. He loved to tell us stories and jokes, and conversation around the table was always interesting and those are fond memories for us. We loved his and Aunt Patsy's travelogues, professionally done and a treat to watch. We will miss him dearly.

Posted by Jennifer and Stuart Reese - Harrisburg, PA   September 15, 2017

Gus was a very fine gentleman. He was dedicated to his wife Patsy and the rest of his family..to his profession and his faith.
May he rest in peace with light perpetual shining upon him.X

Posted by Helen N Lempesis Balchan - Greenville, DE   September 14, 2017

My thoughts and prayers go out to you Patsy....
I will have a special Mass said for Gus at my church.
And of course, You know you too will be remembered in my prayers.
Love, Joni

Posted by Joni Doherty - Corona del Mar, CA   September 13, 2017

Patsy and family,
We always enjoyed meeting with you and Gus at the family gatherings. God will give you strength to endure these trying times. God bless, MaryAnna

Posted by MaryAnna Taylor - Chesapeake City, MD - Family   September 12, 2017

Patsy -- Shelly and I were so saddened to read of Gus's passing in the paper. May God give you strength at this time.

Warm regards, Marty

Posted by Marty Mand - Wilmington, DE - Friend   September 10, 2017

I was saddened to learn of Gus's passing via the Film Dept retirees group. I remember Gus well and fondly from my days in Mylar™ and offer my prayers and best wishes to Patsy and the extended family as you both grieve and celebrate Gus's life and all he meant to us all. I hope to see you at the services.

Posted by Larry Campbell - Avondale, PA - Coworker   September 10, 2017

So sorry to hear. I worked with Gus for many years in the Film Dept., of the DuPont Company. I remember Gus as a kind man, always willing to listen and help with his expert advice. He will be truly missed.

Cheryl August

Posted by Cheryl August - Landenberg, PA   September 10, 2017

I was so sorry to read this first thing on a Sunday morning! I am so happy that we were able to reconnect recently. I will cherish those visits. Memory Eternal!

Posted by Michael Klezaras - Newark, DE   September 10, 2017

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Gus you will be missed. Thankful to have known you, your kindness, your jokes, your laughter and the friendship you have shown to our family over the years.
"Going home, I'm going home
There is nothing to hold me here
I've caught a glimpse of that Heavenly land
Praise God, I'm going home"
One day we'll see you again. Rest In Peace.

Posted by Loree O'Connor - Oregon City, OR   September 09, 2017

Uncle Gus you had a larger than life personality, so caring, lots of insightful opinions and advice and love. You are already missed and I love you.

Posted by Linda Morgan - Alameda, CA - Family   September 09, 2017