Patricio Acosta

March 17, 1920 ‒ October 14, 2007

Dublin formerly of Delaware, Ohio

Patricio Acosta, age 87 of Dublin, formerly of Eaton St., Delaware died at the home of his daughters unexpectedly early Sunday morning, October 14, 2007.

He was born on March 17, 1920 in Texarkana, Texas. to the late Susano and Maria (Chavez) Acosta. A US Navy veteran of WW II, he served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater.

In addition to his military service he was an accomplished man over his many years and changes. He was head baker and supervisor for Quality Bakery. Later in life he put himself through barber school and eventually owned and operated his own barbershop. Throughout his life he stayed active in the community; bilingual he helped to interpret for local schools, businesses and friends.

The love of his life; Ethel (Hall) Acosta preceded him in death on August 30, 1994. They brought together their two families of children, becoming one. They shared a wonderful devoted marriage of 37 years. Not limited by her death his love for Ethel was unending and he is grateful that they are together again.

Patricio was an honorable man with a good business sense. Without enemies, kind and generous, he was a friend to all. He was unafraid to share and show his love for family, neighborhood children and community.

He is survived by daughters: Rose (John) McCoy of Galena, Penny (Terry) Cutler of Columbus, Celina Acosta of Mt. Gilead, Norma (Jerry) Jolly of Canal Winchester, and Jenny (Jeff) Weingarten of Dublin with whom he resided, sons: Joseph (Karen) Acosta of Belgium, Patrick Acosta of Delaware, Bill (Betty) Messer of Findlay, numerous Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren, brother Raul Acosta of Texas, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

In addition to his wife, he is also preceded in death by son Michael in 1980, 3 brothers and a sister.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St. (SR 36)in Delaware.

Memorial contributions can be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 1373 Grandview Ave., Suite 200, Columbus, Ohio 43213-2804

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