David Costine

November 13, 1963 - May 9, 2010

11/13/1963 - 05/09/2010

Past Services

Thursday May 13, 2010
7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Ave.
Newport News, VA 23608
757-874-4200 | Directions
Friday May 14, 2010
10:00 am
Peninsula Memorial Park
12750 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23606
757/930-1197 | Directions

David Costine passed away unexpectedly May 9, 2010.

David was born November 13, 1963 in Oakland Naval Hospital to Darlene and Eugene Costine Jr. David enjoyed many activities including keeping a salt water tank, raising exotic animals, cooking, coaching Heather’s softball team and spending time with his daughters who were his pride and joy. David will be remembered as a dedicated husband,
father, grandfather, son, brother, and uncle. He has many nieces and nephews that loved their Uncle Dave. He always knew how to make a child laugh.

David is preceded in death by his mother, Darlene Costine. David leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Elizabeth with their two daughters Heather and Holly; daughter Michelle Costine; two grand children, Alyssa and Kayla; his father, Eugene Costine Jr.; sister Dianna Goodsell; sister, Denise Hernandez; brother, Eugene Costine Ill; and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a memorial service at 7:00pm on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel.

Internment will be at Peninsula Memorial Gardens on Friday May 14, 2010 at 10:am

Arrangements are under the care of Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel, 12893 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA. 23608. Condolences may be left at altmeyer.com.

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Danielle Jacobs
8 years ago

Daddy, I miss you so much. I know it sounds silly, but these days I feel like an orphan. I miss coming home early from school and being able to run in the house and talk to you until Heather got home. I miss your smile and your laugh. I can’t believe that I can’t walk in and see your face anymore. It’s devastating. I promise that I’ll graduate and when I’m walking across the stage, you’ll be in my heart along with my mom. I’m still your adopted daughter, okay? I love and miss you always. <3

Cindy Claiborne
8 years ago

David had a special way of making everyone laugh. He enjoyed coaching the girls softball team and they loved him. Often times, he would not be feeling his best, but it never stopped him from being there and making sure the girls were playing at their best. He will be greatly missed and Heather, Holly and Beth you are in our thoughts and prayers. Much love, Cindy, Jonathan, Nicole and Rodney.

Joe W. Leedom
8 years ago

Hollins wishes to extend its sympathies to all the survivors, especially Michelle who is also part of the Hollins family.

Debbie Gowin
8 years ago

I am so deeply sadden, I have just found out the news of David. I grew up with David and have some great memories of him. I hope his family can find some peace in this very hard time. My heart goes out to the family. RIP David


Kemp Hux
8 years ago

I am so sorry to hear David is gone so abruptly. Even more it bothers me so bad that he would leave his family in such a manner. I am deeply sorry to Heather and Holly, and I hope that you both have many great memories of him to carry with you through life. I grew up with Dave and loved him like a brother, we had many good and bad times as best friends always do. I had tried to reach him this past weekend and unfortunately I didnt and couldnt make the difference that he may have needed at that time, for that Dave, I am also sorry. You will be sadly missed. RIP my friend.

Valerie Shusko
8 years ago

I am very sorry to read of David’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Teena Keatts
8 years ago

I was 14 years old when I met him in church. He was the first of many things I tried or done with. He is the father of my only child. My first husband, my childhood sweetheart. I always have a place in my heart for you. I pray for peace and comfort for all of us who knew you.

LaTonya L. Carter
8 years ago

In your time of sorrow; trust in GOD to make a way. You and your family are in my prayers and if there’s anything that I can do, please let me know.

Coach Carter Indians


Sue Jernigan
8 years ago

May God hold you close so you feel HIS comfort thru this life-changing experience. I am here for you. Love you ALL so much!!!

Rodney Hubbard
8 years ago


I am sending condolences on behalf of the Hubbard family and your CSU family in Roanoke. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do for you.

We are holding you and your family in our prayers.

Rodney C. Hubbard, Director

23-A Court Service Unit

Roanoke, Virginia 24011

Michaela Fleming
8 years ago

You were more than just a neighbor, more than just a friend. You were a part of my family. You were the one person I could trust the most with everything, no matter what it was, you were there to listen to me and help me get over whatever it was. I will continue telling you things, I know you are watching over me. You are someone I will NEVER forget, I miss you more than most words could explain, I love you.