Saturday, March 19, 2011

In Loving Memory - Domingo D. Acosta

The following tribute was comprised by my father in loving memory of his father, my grandfather, our Papi.

Domingo D. Acosta (87)

Born December 23, 1923 Havana, Cuba

Died March 18, 2011 Terre Haute, Indiana

Mother: America Acosta, Father: Diego Figueredo

Preceded in death by his first wife Lydia Moreno Acosta, (Puerto Rico), 1994; his son, Anthony Lee Acosta (Miami Fl.), 2004; his widow Lizzette Acosta (NYC); third wife Carmen Rivera Acosta, (Miami,Fl) 2008.
Surviving is his second wife (divorced) Carida Ruiz Acosta (NYC); sons, Domingo Paul Dacosta (Terre Haute,IN), his wife Mary Elizabeth Werling Dacosta; Patrick Americo Acosta, (South Bend, IN), his wife Donna Skelton Acosta; Elvis Acosta Col. US Army (Hawaii), his wife Fatima Acosta.

eleven (11) grandchildren, eighteen (18) great-grandchildren

Arrived in America (NY):  4 Sep 1947
Naturalization Date:  10 Dec 1956 in Bronx, NY
Domingo served our country during World War II as a United States Merchant Marine assigned to the Atlantic theater as a Ships Pilot and Boiler Engineer stationed in the New York City port.

He was a 30-year member of the Buildings & Trades Union in New York City (retired).  Dom loved to hunt, fish, and competition archery.  He enjoyed Italian cooking and western movies, especially "The Duke" (John Wayne). He was a proud conservative and his favorite President was Ronald Reagan. Dom worked full-time until he was 70 years old, and part-time until he was 75 years. He lived in Miami, Florida for 10 years until the death of his third wife Carmen. He moved to Indiana in 2005.

Dom attended New Life Community Church of Terre Haute (Pastor Paul Carey) and was led to the Lord and accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior on February 01, 2004.

Domingo requested cremation, and a celebration of his life will be held at the New Life Community Church, Meadows Mall Lower level, Terre Haute, IN on March 22, 2011, from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm.

The family would ask in lieu of flowers that a charitable gift be offered to:
Celebrating Life!
The Crisis Pregnancy Center of the Wabash Valley
1527 Popular St. Terre Haute, IN 47803

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