Major Pete D. Costas, Sr. promoted to Glory

Jul 12, 2022 | by Allen Satterlee

Major Pete D. Costas promoted to Glory

Pete Dennis Costas, Sr., 91, was Promoted To Glory on July 1, 2022 from his home in Snellville, Georgia. Major Costas was born on March 12, 1931, in Norfolk, Virginia to George & Ruth Costas.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1951-52, and in 1955 entered the training college as a member of the Sword Bearers Session, devoting over 38 years as a Salvation Army Officer. His appointments include ten posts as corps officer (Charleston Oakland, WV; Petersburg, VA; Huntington, WV; Charlottesville, VA; Arlington, TX; Dallas Temple, TX; Midland, TX; Tyler, TX; Anderson, SC; Statesville, NC) and as finance officer in the North & South Carolina Division. Major Costas retired from active service on March 31, 1995.

Costas was preceded in death by his first wife, Major Ruth (Anderson) Costas; and a daughter, Major Patricia (Costas) Parker. He is survived by children, Bonnie (William) Metz; Major Pete D. (Catherine) Costas, Jr.; and Linda Costas—and by his second wife, Deborah Davis Costas; and their sons, George Costas and William Costas. Major Costas is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Interment was at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia.

Major Frank Duracher

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