BiographyCosta, Michael b. June 17, 1912, Rossiter, Pennsylvania; Italian American; father Francis “Frank” Costa (1869-1955), mother Petrina or Pietra (Lovullo) Costa (1881-1948); Education 1 year of High School; Single; Artist and Sign Painter; YCL 1930-36 and CP 1934; Received Passport# 7609, New York series, on June 5, 1937 which listed his address as 25 Rhine Street, Rochester, New York; Sailed June 12, 1937 aboard the Georgic; Arrived in Spain via Setcases on June 30, 1937; Served with the XV BDE, briefly then to 35th (45th) Division, Sanidad, Ambulance Driver; Rank Soldado; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 aboard the Ausonia; WWII US Army, enlisted June 1942, discharged December 1945; Married Erville Rae (Seydel) Costa, son David Costa, dauguter Susan Costa; d. August 19, 1986, Rochester, New York, buried Lakeview Cemetery, Honeoye, Ontario County, New York.
Siblings: brothers Francesco Eduardo Costa (1901-?), Leonard Costa (1903-2002), Gregory Costa (1906-1985), sisters Jennie Costa (1908-1973) married veteran Paul List, Petrina Costa (1910-1984), Antonette Costa (1914-2009), and Mary Costa (1917-?), Micheline Costa (1920-?), and Margaret Costa (1920-?).
Source: Sail; Scope of Soviet Activity; Cadre; Figueres List; RGASPI; Greek; Italian; L-W Tree Ancestry; Find-a-grave ID 128418735. Code A
Photograph: Michael Costa in Spain, RA Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 876