Obituaries

Flavio J. Acosta

January 16, 1931 - May 21, 2017

Flavio J. Acosta, 86, of Batavia, Il.  passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Aurora, Il.  He was born in Bogota, Colombia on January 16, 1931 the son of Rafael and Etelvina Acosta.

He worked with Mayor Richard Daley to help design the public school buildings in Chicago.    He was a minister at The Servant Catholic Community of Greater Chicago and a deacon at Good Shepherd Parish.  He served as a eucharistic minister at the Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago. He was a volunteer with TPAN helping HIV Positive patients and volunteered at the Theosophical Society Library. He graduated from the Columbia University in New York for Architecture.


He was a member of the Canoe Club in Iowa.  He was a HAM Radio Operator.  He loved to sail his boat The Red Baron all over Lake Michigan, and he enjoyed snow skiing.

He is survived by his son, Charles Boerner of Batavia; six cousins, 2 in the United States and 4 in Colombia; and one god-son, Felipe Otalora in California.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother Agusta Acosta.

Memorial visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Saturday,  August, 12, 2017 at Calvary Episcopal Church,  222 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia, IL 60510.  A memorial service will begin immediately following at 11:00 AM also at the church.  Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Flavio’s name may be made to Southern Poverty Law Center at www.splcenter.org.

Guest Book

  • pfl My condolences to the family for your loss. 2 Cor. 1:3,4 describes God as the Father of tender mercies who comforts us in all our trials. Along with your fond memories, may Jehovah God (Psalm 83:18) provide you with the comfort you need during this difficult time.
  • John Cianciosi Flavio was a wonderful person and inspiration.
  • Janet Kerschner Flavio was a lovely person, but I never knew how much he had done in his life. He will be missed.