Mark Paul Costa, of Battle Creek, MI, left this world to be with the Lord on November 30, 2022.
Mark was born April 25, 1970, in Royal Oak, MI. Mark is survived by his wife, Terra Costa and two sons, Jaden Costa and Darien Costa, his parents Paul and Julia Costa, his brother Joseph (Tracey) Costa, and two nieces, Meghan (Brendon) Putman and Brittney Costa.
Mark grew up in Marshall, MI and graduated from Marshall High School in 1988. Here, he played soccer and baseball and enjoyed other activities such as debate and was a member of the National Honor Society.
Mark graduated from Michigan State University in 1992 with a degree which led him into his passion for business. He was a strategic Human Resources professional, always dedicated to creating a meaningful and sustainable process. His career path led him to work for some wonderful organizations where he met some amazing leaders and life-long friends.
Most important to Mark was his family. He married Terra in 1998 and together they had two amazing sons, Jaden, and Darien. To Mark, they were “his world” and he made sure they knew this every day of their lives. Mark and Terra celebrated their 24th anniversary in October. They were recently adjusting to being empty-nesters and Mark was a true and steady rock to Terra during this new path of life. His passion for making memories, teaching his sons to be good guys and a man’s man, and always making sure his wife felt loved, have created a legacy which will live on for many lifetimes.
If weather permitted, you could find Mark year-round on the golf course. He especially loved playing with his youngest son, from just about the time Darien could pick up a club. Mark loved watching college sports either in person or on television, especially his beloved Michigan State Spartans. Friends loved to engage in passionate debates and discussions with Mark. He always managed to provide a perspective which was needed in most conversations. He and his oldest son, Jaden, could often be found together discussing politics, meaningful life-lessons, and the ins-and-outs of the weekly sports games.
Mark enjoyed spending time with his parents and reminiscing about funny childhood stories, going to the shooting range with his brother, and playing a weekly trivia game together. He had an amazing group of friends with whom he played poker and golfed with often.
Mark was a light. He was true and genuine. He was gentle and passionate. “If the world had more Marks, it would be a better place.” Mark was deeply, deeply loved and will be missed beyond what words can express.
Visitation for Mark will be held Saturday, December 10, 2022, from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm at Kempf Family Funeral & Cremation Services, 723 US Hwy 27 N, Marshall, Michigan 49068. The memorial service will follow at 2:00pm at the funeral home with Pastor Randy Royston officiating.
Please visit https://www.kempffuneralhome.com to view the online obituary, to sign the online guest book or to leave the family condolences.