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Joel H. DaCosta, 70

APRIL 28, 1940-JAN. 6, 2011

January 10, 2011
  • Joel H. DaCosta
Joel H. DaCosta

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Joel H. DaCosta, 70, of Kuhn Road, Greencastle, passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md.

Born April 28, 1940, in East Paget, Bermuda, he was the son of the late Manuel and Stella (Santos) DaCosta Sr.

He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

He was employed by Giant Foods of Chambersburg, AC&T Truckstop of Hagerstown and the Hagerstown Rescue Mission.

He was a member of Community Grace Church of Greencastle.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Anna F. (Pereira) DaCosta; daughter, Suzanne Furtado, and husband, Louis, of Greencastle; son, Wayne DaCosta, and wife, Priscilla, of South Carolina; brothers, Joseph DaCosta and wife, Barbara, David DaCosta and wife, Trudy, and Manuel DaCosta Jr.; sister-in-law, Delores DaCosta; grandchildren, Kyle Furtado and wife, Sandy, Kayla Furtado and Layla DaCosta; great-granddaughter, Josalynn Furtado; many nieces, nephews and cousins residing in United States and Bermuda; and many other close friends.

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He was preceded in death by brothers, Albert DaCosta and Allan DaCosta.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at 3 p.m. from The Trinity Center, 125 N. Prospect St., Hagerstown, MD 21740 with Pastor Paul Hutchison officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hagerstown Community Rescue Mission, 125 N. Prospect St., Hagerstown, MD 21740; or Community Grace Church, 17 N. Washington St., Greencastle, PA 17225.

Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, Md.

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