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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...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Daniel Reese

“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...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Nathan Reese - Harrisburg, PA

“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...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Jennifer and Stuart Reese - PA

“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...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Helen N Lempesis Balchan - DE

“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...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Joni Doherty - Corona del Mar, CA

“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...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: MaryAnna Taylor - Chesapeake City, MD

“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 ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Marty Mand - Wilmington, DE

“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...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Larry Campbell - Avondale, PA

“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...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Cheryl August - Landenberg, PA

“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. ...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Michael Klezaras - Newark, DE

“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...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Loree O'Connor - Oregon City, OR

“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. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Morgan - Alameda, CA


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.