Wednesday, August 3, 2011

IGM Mourns the Passing of Mr. Michael Costa

IGM mourns the passing of Mr. Michael Costa, golf course superintendent at Cahoon Plantation GC in Chesapeake, VA.

Michael Henry Costa, 42, of Camden, North Carolina, passed away Monday, August 1, 2011. Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Carol and Henry Costa. Michael started his golf career at age 15 at Metacomet Country Club in East Providence, RI. He soon became the Superintendent at Chemawa Golf Club, North Attleborough, MA until he moved to Cahoon Plantation Golf Club, Chesapeake, VA.

When he was not at the golf course, Michael could be found at the Avalon Fishing Pier on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. He will be remembered as a loving husband and father who lived a personal motto of "commitment to excellence".

Survivors include his wife, Tracey Ann Costa; two children, Michael Forrest Costa and Brooke Evelyn Costa; three sisters, Laurie Cook, Karen Holtzclaw and husband Alan and Michelle Cartwright and husband Todd Mosher as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

Michael's life will be celebrated in a service at 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 5, 2011 at the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322. The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., prior to the service at the funeral home. Following the funeral service there will be a reception at Cahoon Plantation.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Michael's family and friends at this difficult time.