Charles Kostmayer - Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery

May 1, 2013

 Sept. 19, 1923 – April 30, 2013

Funeral Schedule: 05/04/13  10:00 AM
Arrangements: Funeral ceremony from Dignity’s Three Notch Rd. chapel followed by the cemetery committal service.
Burial Location: Garden of Jesus in the Temple

Charles Wesley Kostmayer – an 89 year-old native and resident of Mobile passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Mr. Kostmayer entered the civil service in 1941 as the fifth employee at Brookley Air Force Base. A World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps, he graduated from the cadet corps and became an officer and flight engineer on a B-29. Following the war, Mr. Kostmayer returned to work at Brookley Air Force Base and retired from Kelley Air Force Base as Division Chief of Quality Control after more than 38 years of service. Mr. Kostmayer was a former longtime member of Sage Avenue Baptist Church and was a member of Seven Hills Baptist Church. He was a loving father and enjoyed carpentry and mechanics. Mr. Kostmayer was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Elmo Kostmayer, Sr. and Myrtle Mae Nichols Kostmayer; wives, Ethel Williams Kostmayer and Ernestine N. Kostmayer; brother, Samuel Elmo Kostmayer, Jr.; and sister, Marie K. Ford. He is survived by his children, Ann Kostmayer Young (Paul) and Charles W. “Chuck” Kostmayer, Jr. (Aiwen); grandchildren, John R. Allen, III, Amanda Morgan, Ethel Lee Kostmayer, and Emmalee Grace Kostmayer; great-grandson, Brian Morgan; sisters, Florence “Flossie” Shropshire, Rosalie K. Hoffman, and Nellie K. Laroux; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 10 a.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, May 3, from 5-8 p.m. Interment will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Seven Hills Baptist Church, 8950 Airport Blvd., Mobile, AL 36608.

Interment arrangements by Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum, 6100 Three Notch Rd., Mobile, AL 36619 | 251-661-1333

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