Avenal State Prison reported that Correctional Officer Frank Costa  passed away April 16 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Officer Costa started his career with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on Jan. 2, 2007, and reported to Avenal State Prison on March 21, 2007.

Officer Costa was 41 years old and is survived by his wife and their 8-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter.

A Rosary will be 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Lady of Fatima Church, 20855 S. Fatima Ave., Laton.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Lady of Fatima Church. A procession to the Hanford Calvary Cemetery, 11680 South 10th Ave., Hanford, will follow.