Clifford L. Acosta Sr., 94, of Galveston, passed away Friday, September 17, 2010.
Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 22, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home with Father Nils Thompson, O.F.M., officiating. Burial will follow the service at Calvary Cemetery in Galveston.
Visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 21, at the funeral home with a rosary at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Clifford was born April 30, 1916, in New Orleans, LA to James and Evelyn Acosta. Upon moving to Galveston he was employed by Union Carbide. After retirement he became a self employed businessman, serving as a co-owner of Galveston Party Boats, Boat Service of Galveston and Pier 19 Marine Fuels. In the late 50’s he and his business partner built the M/V Buccaneer, the first boat to launch their company. Fifty years later the partnership and companies are still operating at Pier 19.
His greatest joy was spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Clifford is survived by his wife of 68 years, Isabel M. Acosta; sister Evelyn Cotogno of New Orleans, LA; daughter Sharon M. Jordan and husband Vincent of Chesterfield, MO; son Clifford L. Acosta Jr. and wife Dyane of Galveston; grandchildren Amy Tvrdik (John), Shane Jordan (Carolyn), Trey Acosta (Kelli) and Trisha Leimer (Scott); great grandchildren Laney, Brooke and Paige Tvrdik, Alex and Emily Jordan, Camryn and Sianna Acosta, and Luke and Logan Leimer; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers will be Trey Acosta, Shane Jordan, Scott Leimer, John Tvrdik, Gary Cotogno and Pat Sweeney.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Andy Hernandez and Carlos Contella.
Memorials may be made to The Children’s Center, Inc. P.O. Box 3002, Galveston, TX 77552 or a charity of your choice.