Santiago Acosta Jr. Obituary
January 15, 1948 - June 26, 2023
El Paso, Texas - Santiago Acosta Jr., beloved husband, father, brother, and friend, passed away on June 26, 2023, at the age of 75. Santiago touched the lives of many during his time on earth and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Santiago was born on January 15, 1948, in El Paso, Texas. He was the loving son of Santiago Acosta Sr. and Consuelo Acosta. Growing up in El Paso, Santiago experienced a joyful childhood surrounded by the love of his parents and siblings. He developed a deep sense of loyalty and commitment to his family that would shape the man he became.
In his early years, Santiago discovered a passion for serving his country and enlisted in the United States Army. Throughout his military service, he demonstrated exceptional bravery and dedication. Santiago was a decorated soldier who received numerous accolades for his valor and sacrifice. Among his honors were the Purple Heart medals, National Defense Service medal, Bronze Service Star, and Army Commendation Medal. His unwavering commitment to protecting his fellow soldiers earned him respect and admiration from all who served alongside him.
Beyond his military career, Santiago's greatest joy came from building a loving family of his own. He married the love of his life, Frances McGoldrick Acosta, who stood faithfully by his side throughout their journey together. They shared a bond that transcended time and brought them immeasurable happiness.
Santiago was an incredible father to two sons: James and Michael Acosta. He cherished every moment spent with them and took great pride in their accomplishments as they grew into fine young men. Family meant everything to Santiago, and he instilled in his sons the importance of love, perseverance, and always being there for one another.
Santiago was also a cherished brother and is survived by his brothers, David and Arthur Acosta, and his sister, Sara Acosta. They shared a lifetime of memories and supported each other through the highs and lows of life. Santiago's siblings were his confidants and closest allies, forming an unbreakable bond that stood the test of time.
The legacy Santiago leaves behind continues through his adored grandchildren. He took immense delight in being their grandfather and relished in the joy they brought him. His kindness, wisdom, and love will forever resonate in their lives as they carry forward his values and pass them on to future generations.
A celebration of Santiago Acosta Jr.'s life will be held at Sunset Funeral Homes - Northeast located at 4631 Hondo Pass, El Paso, Texas, on July 5th, 2023. The visitation will begin at 5:00 PM with a prayer service at 6:00 PM to honor Santiago's memory.
On July 6th, 2023, a Mass will be offered at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church (4805 Byron Street) at 1:00 PM. Following the Mass, Santiago will be laid to rest with military honors at Fort Bliss National Cemetery (5200 Fred Wilson Ave) during an interment ceremony starting at 2:30 PM.
Santiago Acosta Jr.'s departure has left us with heavy hearts, but we find solace in knowing that he lived a life filled with love, courage, and selflessness. His remarkable journey as a soldier, husband, father, brother, and friend has left an indelible mark on our souls.
May Santiago's spirit soar high above us like a guardian angel who continues to watch over all those he loved dearly. May we forever remember his unwavering strength and the countless ways he touched our lives. Though we mourn his loss, let us find comfort in the beautiful memories he gifted us, and may those memories be a source of strength as we navigate the days ahead.
As we say goodbye to Santiago, let us remember him with love and gratitude for the wonderful life he lived. His legacy will forever shine brightly in our hearts.
Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Homes-Northeast. Please visit his online memorial at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net.