November 25, 1927 - August 1, 2008
Born in Loiusville, Kentucky, November 25, 1927, Gene Costin moved with his parents at the age of 12 to Los Angeles and loved this community. He lived a full and accomplished life. As a young man Gene developed interests in politics and astronomy and closely followed developments in both areas throughout his life. He was a passionate civil libertarian and supporter of many liberal causes and other charities.
He was well known in the two-way radio communications business and renowned to radio hobbyists nationwide for Police Call, which he published under the name Gene C. Hughes. After retirement he served long hours as a volunteer at the LAPD, for which he received a Volunteer of the Year award from the State of California.He was loved and will be missed by a wonderful family - his devoted wife Mitzi, three children, and their spouses - Cathy Costin (Mitchell Reback), Robert Costin (Yves Yarborox), and John Costin (Rachel Phipps). He was proud of his four grandchildren, Isaac Reback, Mia Reback, Silas Phipps-Costin, and Judah Phipps-Costin, and he adored his dog Murray.In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Tower Cancer Research Foundation or a charity of your choice.
( This web site was originally created as a Father's Day gift in 2002 - RC. )