Andrew “Andy” Sustaita Sr. (AKA The Mean Mexican), 82, of Bryan passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018. A visitation will be held on Sunday, March 25 at 1pm, with a Life Tribute Celebration service to begin at 2:30pm, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center, 3001 S College Ave in Bryan. Interment will follow in the Restever Memorial Park Cemetery in Bryan.
Andy was born on April 21, 1935 in Wheelock, TX to Julian & Lupe Sustaita. He was the Owner/Operator of Andy’s Auto Repair (Andy’s 66) for over 46 years. His “Full Service Station” was one of the first Hispanic-owned businesses in Bryan. He married Mary Louise Atkinson on July 29, 1956 – happily for 62 years! Andy, a hard-working man, was known by all & was a longstanding staple of the community. At 82, he still worked 7 days a week, as he felt like his customers needed him & he always wanted to be available for them. He was the embodiment of a hard worker & helped out all those who needed it, always. He inspired his children, grandchildren & great grandchildren to “Work Hard, Work Honest & Work Smart”. He was a champion for higher education. He wanted his family to not have to work as hard as he worked all his life & felt higher education would enable this. His favorite past times over the years have been being a CB radio personality known far & wide, bowling, giving advice… even when not asked for it, as it was usually correct, & watching his family grow!
He is preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Leslie, sister Sara Zamora, & brother Sam Sustaita.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Louise, daughters: Mary Ortiz & husband Ernest, Teri Johnson & husband Dale, Esther Sustaita & Jimmy Holliday; sons: Andy Sustaita & wife Amy, David Sustaita & wife Veronica; family friends Miles & Jill Vaughan; sisters: Josie Salazar, Connie Salazar & Esther Sustaita; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces & nephews.
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal: Love leaves memories no one can steal”. Rest in Peace daddy, you’ve worked hard enough and deserve it.
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