Andrew “Andy” Sustaita, Sr.

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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  1. An exceptional hard working family man.

    He was always there for you and with a smile and I enjoyed every conversation I ever had with him.

    You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. All my love to all my cousins and to Mary Lou. Andy was a special person, always ready to listen. You will be greatly missed.
    Fancy Sustaita Carranza

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. So sorry for your loss.

    Nancy Dunn Scherff
    Wheelock, Texas

  4. My condolences to all the family! Andy was good friend of my +John Rosas and had worked on many of our cars. Tell my daddy i love and miss him so much for me Andy. They’re rejoicing together!

  5. I had the previlege to know you for 18yrs….See you later my Man! I appreciated all the hard times, loyalty and the many BBQ’s you gave us at Oreilly Auto Parts in Bryan Tx on S. Tex Ave…..My prayers to you and your family. You will be missed deeply. Hasta luego! Mi Amigo

  6. So Sorry for you’re loss
    He left beautiful memories , beautiful Wife and Great family
    Praying for family
    So very Sad

  7. FIL THANK you for loving me like a daughter. Your words of wisdom and your love for your family. Your needs were always last. You live for helping others and making sure your customers were treated like family. You helped out so many people in the community. Your legacy will live in through your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I was proud to say “Andy Sustaita is my Father in law”
    I’m going to miss you dearly until we meet again Grandpa Andy
    Veronica Sustaita

  8. Deepest sympathies for the family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Andy came when my dad (Bill Johnson) passed away in 1966 and put up CB antenna and helped me get my radio license. Only a few back then had radios. I was 16 years old and I have always thought a lot of him. He will be missed by everyone. Our prayers for Mary and Earnest and all his family.

  9. mary lou & family sending condolences in the loss of Andy you & he was always so nice to me an my two sons… Olivia Martinez

  10. I knew Andy during my high school years 1960-1963, as I worked across street at another service station, but primarily through my older brother Charles. Charles and my sister in law Eileen were good friends with Andy and Mary during those years. My sympathy and condolences to all the family

  11. RIP Andy! I only meet you once but you left me with a sense of what a wonderful family man you were. Condolences to all family members and loved ones. Esther, you are in my prayers.

  12. Mary Lou and family, I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many. God bless each of you. Sending prayers and love.

  13. Teri- I was saddened to learn of your father’s passing. We are always our Dad’s “little girl” no matter how old we are! The loss of our Dad’s is a milestone in our lives and the days ahead we live to carry on their legacy! Love and prayers to you & your family during this time of loss, may God give you His strength in the days and weeks ahead! Love you girl-

  14. I was heartbroken to learn of Andy’s passing, he was such a wonderful person, he will be missed by so many. Deepest sympathies , our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  15. Andy’s obituary was a wonderful story of this hard, hard-working man. I would vote for
    Andy as a “Mr. Brazos County. ” His willingness to help people is a bar set high for his
    family and for his friends. GOD BLESS Andy! Claude and Fay Davis, Austin, Texas

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