Derby - Espinoza, Sr., Cosmo James
86, passed away Sunday, July 31st, 2022. He was born May 21st, 1936 to Joe Espinoza and Edna Affet Espinoza in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, retiring after 26 years. His second career spanned 18 years with Grede Foundries in Wichita. He loved the outdoors especially hunting and fishing. He enjoyed spending time with the friends and fellow retirees at Tanker Tavern on McConnell Air Force Base.
He was preceded in death by his parents; previous wife of 56 years, Phyllis Espinoza; grandson, James Null; and by four siblings.
Cosmo is survived by his wife, Terrilene Espinoza; children, Debra Null, Sharon M. Fowler; Cosmo James Espinoza, Jr. (Judy); stepson, Jay Farris (Bob); grandchildren, Sounya, Josh, Shannon, Tayler, Brett; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Duane, Remyngton, Tatum, Kinley; siblings, Pat, Sue, Meg, Kathleen, Margaret, and Itsy.
Visitation: Thursday, August 4, from 6 to 8 pm at Smith Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Rd, Derby. Recitation of the Rosary: 10 a.m., Friday, August 5th, 2022 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 2300 E. Meadowlark Derby, KS 67037. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 am. Inurnment with Military Honors will be at 3 pm, at Kansas Veteran's Cemetery, Winfield, Kansas.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Victory in the Valley, 3755 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67218 or to St. Mary Catholic Church.