Mylan J. Costa, former owner of Provincetown’s Moors Restaurant and a longtime local bank officer and board member, died on June 18, 2021 at Cape Cod Hospital. He was 86 years old.
Mylan was born on March 23, 1935 in Provincetown, the son of Maline Costa and Vivian Marshall-Costa. He graduated from Provincetown High School and Boston University. After college, he worked as a technician for the Raytheon Corp. before returning home to work for the First National Bank of Provincetown. He took a second job as a bartender at the Old Colony Tap. Mylan managed the Wellfleet office of the bank before transferring to its operations center in Orleans, where he was instrumental in setting up the bank’s first automated computer system.
Mylan and his wife, Regina, were inseparable for the 56 years following their marriage in 1965. When the operations of the Moors became too much for his father, Mylan left the bank and ran the restaurant with Regina and the family for 27 years, until he sold it in 1998.
He also served for 17 years as a trustee of Seamen’s Bank. After his retirement, he was named an honorary member of the Seamen’s board.
Mylan had a passion for travel, fine dining, and family gatherings. He and Regina amassed a portfolio of remembrances from family celebrations and trips to Hawaii, Mexico, Israel, Russia, England, Western Europe, and the Azores. The holidays were a special time; no one wanted to miss Mylan’s annual New Year’s Day brunch, where the family would gather at an unsuspecting restaurant for dining, laughter, and libations.
He is survived by his wife, Regina Costa, and her children, to whom he was a loving father: Claudia J. Hopkins, John K. Roderick and wife Patricia, Jean S. Leonard, Ryan J. Roderick and wife Christine, Cynthia J. Lambrou and husband Mark. He also leaves 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; his brother, William Costa and wife Suzanne of West Yorkshire, U.K.; and two daughters from a previous marriage: Vivian Principe and Karen Youree, both of Wyoming.
Mylan was predeceased by Regina’s son Kevin J. Roderick and Claudia’s husband, Craig B. Hopkins.
Pursuant to Mylan’s wishes, services will be private. Donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Expressions of condolence for the family may be left in the guest book at gatelyfuneralservice.com.