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Lynda L. Costa

September 10, 1945 ~ January 2, 2022 (age 76)


Lynda Lee Hartley-Costa
76, died while resting finally; January 2, 2022 in Antioch California.

She was born in Alameda California September 10th 1945 daughter James D. and Geneva (Borden) Carter.
Lynda grew up in The Bay Area, was a Rainbow Girl, a Candy Striper and an enjoyable
presence to all of the young men she would give the time of day to. As a child her mom
Geneva “Gen” remarried Robert “Bob” Berkowitz. Lynda Berkowitz graduated Pittsburg High
School in 1963. She married John Hice Hartley and lived in Elgin Illinois when she gave birth
to her only Son Aaron Henry Hartley in 1972. They immediately moved back to their true
home, The Bay Area; Antioch California. Lynda and John divorced shortly after. She worked
for her family’s business “Copy Print” in Pleasant Hill. Owned by her beloved sister and
brother in law, Gwen and “Doc” Hartley. They enjoyed Fridays the most, except for
Saturdays and Sundays, they enjoyed those more. Lynda met the love of her life at Copy
Print; a younger man… Kevin Costa. They moved in together in 1981 in Pleasant Hill out of
wedlock, but very happy; very. Happy. Kevin and Lynda loved parties, music, and sports.
Especially the San Francisco Forty Niners and very especially Dwight Clark #87. The Sunday
pilgrimage to Candlestick Park became a staple activity during football season. A legacy
that lives on in her son Aaron along with his devoted friends and family to this day in the
form of tailgating for hours before games with homemade gourmet food and drink; once
the game starts, rooting until they lose their voices regardless of the teams record. Just
like Lynda did for 20 plus years and in later life from her couch. Lynda and Kevin were
married in 1983, the family moved to Miami Lakes Florida after that, Lynda stayed busy
working for Robert Blake Printing in Hialeah Florida and trying to keep up with her sons
shenanigans. In 1989 the family moved back home to California, where they belonged.
Lynda worked for Wells Fargo Bank Merchant Services until she retired. Lynda is survived by
her many nieces and nephews, including The Hartley kids; Ed, Susie, Vickie, Jimmy and
Chrissy and their extended families. Her many cousins, her brother Rich Berkowitz and his
wonderful wife Mary and their 2 sons Kevin and Scott who have families of their own now.
Her favorite sister Jackie Wells and her awesome husband Rick and their 3 children Cassie,
Taylor and Kyle, all of whom have their own growing families. Her tallest brother Jeff and
his amazing wife Leslie and their 2 children Alex and Dalton, yes and of course their families
too. Lynda has way too many family members to put into an obituary but you know who
you are! Lynda’s only son Aaron Hartley is married to his best friend Amy for 21 years and
going; they have 3 kids. Maegan, Dylan and Dane. Lynda’s grandchildren. Whom she adored
and spoiled with anything possible at any time she could, constantly. They are her favorite
part of her legacy. She will be truly missed by all of her family, framily and friends. Towards
the end of her life Lynda struggled with her health greatly, she had devoted family
members who helped her out all they could. She is no longer in pain, she is no longer
suffering, she has been released and for that her friends and family are truly grateful. We
will cherish her best and embrace the fun exciting life she lived in her memory. With respect
the family asks if you would like to honor Lynda you do so through supporting mental
health associations. Planting, watering and caring for a long lived tree in her honor or
supporting the Pacific Whale Foundation. “Every gambler knows that the secret to surviving'
Is knowing' what to throw away and knowing' what to keep 'cause every hand's a winner and every
hand's a loser and the best that you can hope for Is to die in your sleep". Rest in Paradise Gram.

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