Born in: Bryan, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Martin Sustaita, 69, of Bryan passed away on October 21, 2021 in Houston due to heart failure unrelated to Covid. Visitation will begin at 5 pm with a rosary recited at 6 pm, Friday, October 29, 2021 both at the funeral center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 12 noon, Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Santa Teresa Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Marty was born in Bryan to Herman and Paula Lopez Sustayta. He graduated from Bryan High School and met the love his life Felipa Charles in 1975. They were married in Bryan Municipal Court in 1976. Their loved grew in marriage and found Jesus; they enter the sacrament of Marriage in 1986 at Santa Teresa Catholic Church. In this marriage they were blessed with eight children, three boys and five girls. Marty adored his family and throughout the years taught them to try to put God first in your life. He took all his family and grandchildren to church. Put your loved one’s first before material things was his life motto. He was an awesome grandpa. We were blessed that we all were able to see all of our family all the time. He attended so many parties and celebrated each birthday with his family. He loved his brothers and sisters calling them daily until his death. In his earlier years Marty enjoyed playing volleyball, Yahtzee, drawing, gardening, watching TV, and bbq. He would drive others to their favorite sporting events watching the Dallas Cowboys and Aggie Football Games. He liked his favorite TV show Westerns, The Rifleman. Together, we enjoyed sitting outside during the day and looking at the star every night.

Marty loved his Lord and served as an Extraordinary Eucharist Minister at Santa Teresa Church where he worshipped as a lifetime member. He also served as an usher. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Marty continued his service at St. Joseph Hospital as a Eucharistic Minister visiting the sick.

Although the last seven-teen years has been a struggle with his health Marty maintain his faith. We as his family witnessed so many miracles especially when the doctors asked for us to call the family in to bid our farewells. God brought Marty back to us four times. His doctors and family called Marty, “the living miracle.” This last time my handsome husband, loving husband, God chose to take you to His heavenly home. Marty is in no more pain or sorrow; be in Peace until we meet again. These forty-six years, I thank you for being my husband. Thank you for being the man who loved me and our family teaching us about God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit; You will be forever missed by our family. One of his favorite pass times was to drive his family around and out of town to visit mansions, it was an awesome time. Marty was a good husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, nephew, father-in-law and a Good Christian Man as his father, Herman Sr.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his siblings, Steven, Raymon, Jesse Sustayta, Victoria, Angie Sustayta; his daughter, Juanita M. Sustaita Zgabay; his grandchildren, Baby Martin James Sustaita Jr, twins, Jose JR and Julio Bustamante, Jose III and Juliet Bustamante; two grandchildren the Lord took back to soon, Bustamante and Sustaita

He is survived by his wife of forty-six years, Felipa Sustaita; daughters and son-in-laws, Kimberly and Miguel Flores, Natalie and Kevin Hodge, Audrey and Jose Garza, Rebecca and Jose Bustamante; his sons and daughters-in-law, Jonathan Charles Sustaita and wife Flora Acarto Sustaita, Martin J. Sustaita Jr and wife Felicia Flores Sustaita, and Thomas Sustaita. He was so blessed to have his grandchildren to love him and he them, so very much, Tony Acarto Sustaita, Ariel Sustaita, Jacqueline Charles Sustaita, Breanna Charles Sustaita, Joe Sustaita, Topanga Sustaita, Adrien Carlos Jr, Annalisa Sustaita, James Andrew Sustaita, Brad Joseph “Joey” Zgabay Jr. and Hailey Zgabay, Sierra Hodge, Kevin David Hodge Jr., Adrianna Hodge, Benjamin Hodge, Jasmine Sustaita, Selena Sustaita, Ashleigh Sustaita, Jose Garza Jr., Marisa Garza, Ariana Garza, Julian Garza, Joselyn Bustamante, Jenevive Bustamante, grandson-in-law, Gabriel Jimenez; great-grandchildren, Brooklynn, Braelynn, Bryce. Marty’s brothers and sisters-in-law Herman Jr. and Anselma Sustayta, Frank and Nell Sustayta, Bobby and Lucy Sustayta, Alfonso Sustaita; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Rose and Kevin Dicharry, Patricia Sustayta.


Visitation: October 29, 2021 5:00 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


Room: Bluebonnet Chapel
Rosary: October 29, 2021 6:00 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


Room: Bluebonnet Chapel
Mass of Christian Burial: October 30, 2021 12:00 pm

St. Teresa Catholic Church
1212 Lucky Street
Bryan, TX 77803

(979) 822-2932

Interment: October 30, 2021 1:00 pm

Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery
2801 Old Kurten Rd
Bryan, TX 77803

(979) 822-2721

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  1. The memories we have of you will forever be treasured in our hearts cousin . May you RIP forever and May you rest in our Lords arms , our families will miss you but we rest assured you are looking down on us and smiling with that kind smile you had Marty . In his love , Rosalie Rojo and family

  2. Dad, we love and miss you so much. Our lives are forever altered by the loss of your strong, wonderful spirit. We were all blessed to have you in our lives. May you now rest in God’s paradise forever & always.

  3. My memories of you Martin will be of you alway smiling and your soft spoken voice and your love for your wife and family . I was also Bless to see your Faith at work every Sunday at Mass .Thank you for serving our church. You will be definitely missed by many. Until we see each other again My Friend and Brother in Christ, RIH and May His Perpetual Light Shine Upon You. ❤✝️✴

  4. Your smile,your loving kind smile is all I see when I think of you Uncle Marty ❤ I know you’re up in heaven with Momma & your parents looking down on us all. I should’ve went to visit when my heart told me to. I’ll always remember you and be inspired by the fact that you were one of the real men/husband/ father in this world. (Got it from your daddy ;)) I love you always Uncle. RestInHeaven.
    Love always your nice,
    Debbie Ann

  5. Hi Dad, may your eternal soul rest in peace. We all were so blessed with a wonderful, godly, humble, artistic, loving, caring, warm, humorous, strong and selfless man. I will forever remember our talks and how you never gave up on me, you are my hero and your light will never fade. The heavens are rejoicing for you dad, you deserved so much more than you were given in this world. Rest in peace now with Nita, and we will take care of mom, your love for her will be felt throughout the ages.

  6. My first condolences family and just reading this eulogy had me in tears because he was an outstanding husband and father, Praying for you all and we love you so much tia and cousins.

  7. Dad, thank you for all the great memories. I always said, we grew up poor but I never really felt it, because our parents loved and sacrificed for us. You truly were one of a kind. The strongest, funniest, quietest, hard working man there was.
    I’m going to miss you so much, your hugs, your laugh, your words of wisdom. There are so many of your sayings that I tell the girls. You will live on dad, never forgotten. Thank you, for always supporting me, Mike and the girls. You were not only an awesome dad but the greatest grandpa. They each have their own great memories of you. I know you’re up there in heaven, may your soul rest in eternal peace. Til we meet again, Dad, I’ll remember and love you always. ❤

  8. I know you are safe in heaven. Thank you for accepting me as your own grand daughter I will always remember you as an amazing grandpa

  9. Sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. May you find comfort knowing he is resting in the arms of our Lord. Peace be with you

  10. Marty, we grew up as childhood friends from the neighborhood. I remember you as kind and soft spoken. May you rest in peace.

  11. I miss you grandpa I love u very much u are the best grandpa ever u and grandma was always there for me and I will never forget that

  12. Happy Birthday Dad, miss you, this world isn’t the same without your smile and hugs and words of wisdom. Love you, forever in our hearts.

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