Mr. Costa was born Oct. 14, 1922, in the Azores and had lived in Tracy the past 62 years.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1946.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Teresa Costa of Tracy; three children, Sandra Sarale, and her husband, Jim, of Clovis, Maurice Costa, and his wife, Dianna, of El Dorado Hills and Sharon Woodall, and her husband, Mike, of Cloverdale.
Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were two sons, Anthony L. Costa Jr. and Ronald Costa.
A rosary will begin at 7 p.m. Monday at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave. Messages for the family can be added to an online guest book at www.frymemorialchapel.com.