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John Aristodeme Cosmetto
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Obituary for John Aristodeme Cosmetto

John Cosmetto died peacefully at his home on Saturday, September 9, 2017, from complications of lung cancer.

He was born in New York City August 26, 1951. The family moved to Clearwater, Florida in 1958 where he lived until coming to North Carolina in 2009. He served 4 years in the Army during the Vietnam War, was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, and honorably discharged in 1974. He studied Human Services at St. Petersburg College and worked for many years with the Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber Restaurant on Clearwater Beach, Florida. In North Carolina John worked as a Health Care Assistant at the Durham VA Medical Center.

John was an avid reader, a connoisseur of modern music, and a lover of sailing. He was happiest at the beach and on the water.

Surviving are his sisters, Flora O’Brien of Durham and Yvonne Rogers of Madison, Mississippi, 2 nephews, Michael O’Brien and Stephen Rogers, a niece, Shannon Manning, and 7 grand nieces and nephews.

A Gathering of Remembrance will be held in Flora’s garden on Thursday, September 28, 2017 between 4 and 6pm, at 1007 Norwood Avenue, Durham.

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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Flora's Garden

1007 Norwood Drive
Durham, NC 27707


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