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John DeCosta

John A. DeCosta Jr.

Wednesday, June 26th, 1957 - Sunday, September 13th, 2020
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Obituary

John A. DeCosta, Jr., 63, of Poughkeepsie, NY passed away on September 13, 2020 at home. He was born in Poughkeepsie, NY on June 26, 1957, the son of John A. & Marlene C. Sleight DeCosta, Sr. A graduate of Poughkeepsie Schools; he was employed as a Therapy Aide for N.Y.S. Taconic DDSO in Poughkeepsie, NY.
He was a member of the former Dutchess County Y.M.C.A., and an avid runner who ran in multiple marathons and he was also a member of the Road Runners Club. He loved deep sea fishing and gardening. John was a devout Catholic who had a strong faith in his religion and practiced its principles every day. This showed in the help and support he gave his family by keeping their traditions alive and through the friends he made throughout his life. He was always available to lend a helping hand to anyone who may have needed one. John was a loving brother, uncle and just a good guy. He will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his brother: Joseph J. (Christine) De Costa of Clintondale, NY; sister: Deborah (John) Ruggerio of Pleasant Valley, NY; niece and nephews: Joseph, Jr., Jonathan, Joshua, Jennifer and James, aunts uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother: James E. DeCosta.
Visitation will be Friday, September 18, 2020 from 4-7PM at the Wm. G. Miller & Son FH, Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 10AM in St. Mary's Church, 231 Church St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Burial will follow in the family plot in St. Peter's Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to: St. Jude's Research Hospital, Attn: Memorial Donations Dept., 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at www.wmgmillerfuneralhome.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 18th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, September 18th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H. ,Inc.
    Address
    371 Hooker Ave.
    POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12603
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  • Service

    Saturday, September 19th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, September 19th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    St. Mary's Church
    Address
    231 Church St.
    POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
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  • Interment

    Location
    St. Peter's - POK.,NY
    Address
    171 Salt Point Tnpke
    POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601
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Kevin Storrs

Posted at 09:18am
I have fond memories of John from our PHS days and from the Y. I know his next runs will be in the best of company. My condolences to all who knew and loved him.
LS

Laurie Sleight

Posted at 06:31am
Words can not express how much I will miss you my cousin. I'm so heartbroken and shocked. The only solace I can give to myself is knowing you are at peace and to know how happy you must be. You were a man of such great faith and a man who missed his parents and little brother, Jimmy, everyday of your life. I will be forever grateful for the bond we had and for all the times you and I shared together. Dad and Aunt Vera will also miss you very much. Please watch over them and the entire family always. You will never be forgotten cousin. I love you and always will Johnny "Boy"
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Eileen Sylvia

Posted at 07:06pm
I met John at the Dutchess County YMCA many years ago. We quickly became friends and ran a few thousand miles together over the years. We often had very thoughtful and insightful conversations about a variety of topics during our runs. I have many fond memories of John and am deeply saddened by his passing. My sincere condolences to his brother, sister and to all who loved him.

Eileen Sylvia
LH

Lori Hughes

Posted at 06:45pm
My condolences to the DeCosta family. John was very kind hearted. We always had great conversations when we would work together at Vincent IRA. You will be missed. RIP
BZ

Bruno A. Zani

Posted at 03:03pm
To the DeCosta Family, Our deepest sympathies and condolences to a wonderful man and person. God Bless You John.
Bruno Zani and Family.
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