Gustavo Manuel Dorta
Gustavo Manuel Dorta
  • September 21, 1975 - December 28, 2017
  • Humble, Texas

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Gustavo Manuel Dorta, affectionately known as Gustavito, was born September 21, 1975 in Passaic, New Jersey. Later Gustavito's parents, Gustavo and Ana Miriam, decided to make a change and move to Houston, TX in the Fall of 1978. Gustavito spent most of his life here in Houston. He graduated from Humble High School in May 1996.

At the turn of the century he started attending a group meeting of Jehovah's Witnesses that had meetings in American Sign Language. He enjoyed what he was learning and even joined the Theocratic Ministry School which instructs its students on how to teach the truths as stated in the Bible and became a publisher of its good news. In 2001, Tropical Storm Allison came and wreaked havoc in Houston. Many still remember Gustavo working tirelessly taking supplies to brother's homes that were affected. He had no problem working even into the night! He has always had a hard working spirit. He wanted to get the job done no matter how long it took.

Another highlight in his life was when his son, Romeo was born on January 19, 2004. He had always been so proud of his growing boy and made sure he was well taken care of.

Many friends knew Gustavo by his love of food. He must have known every Mexican restaurant in the greater Houston area! He didn't know much Spanish, but he could tell you the name of every Mexican dish he had. He, also, loved to get together and talk and play games. He was quite the strategist when it came to card-playing. After a couple of rounds, he already knew which cards were in your hand.

Many in the deaf community knew of his generous spirit. He was willing to go the extra mile so his friends could get assistance. He would even act as an interpreter at appointments so they could fully understand what was going on. He never tired of helping others.

He will be remembered by these qualities and more by all of us and our Father, Jehovah.

Survived by: Son, Romeo Dorta, Father, Gustavo T. Dorta, Sister, Krystal Dorta, Grandparents, Manuel and Amelia Dorta, Uncle, Tomas Dorta and family, Aunt, Mayra Diaz Melendez and daughters, Heysha, Lisa and Charity, and cousin Luis Melendez

Proceeded in death: Mother, Ana Miriam Dorta