In Loving Memory of Andy Acosta

Thank you for taking a moment to read this well-deserved tribute.  Este tributo se traducira en Espanol. 

My primo-hermano, Andy Acosta unexpectedly succumbed to complications of COVID the morning of January 13, 2021.  Though he had been ill for some time, he appeared to be on the mend, but unfortunately, it was too much.

Born and raised in Inglewood, CA as the third son of Jaime and Chuyita Acosta; he was the cutest, most happy-go-lucky little boy whose smile would brighten anyone's day!  Andy grew up playing baseball in the Inglewood Little League; you could find his chubby face throughout the team plaques at Shakey's Pizza on Arbor Vitae.  He was blessed to grow up around so much family from the Acosta to the Lopez side.  As he grew up, he became a part of the Acosta Tacos entourage of siblings, cousins and family acquaintances who worked together in what I call the first family-owned taqueria in Los Angeles that has paved the way to countless others.  If you know, you know! It truly was a family effort and I know there are many who share in the memories of what that means to the Acosta  Family Legacy.  Andy went to Inglewood High School and was part of the popular GORRONES crowd and was a great friend to many.   From road trips to Ensenada, to those amazing concerts of the 90s, Andy knew how to have a great time.  He was a die-hard Raiders fan and metal head.  It's no secret that he endured some challenges in his young adulthood and faced some demons.  But Andy overcame those dark moments, strengthened his relationship with God and became the man that his parents and family knew- a good Christian, responsible man, and father.  There's no question that Andy was a loving, caring soul.  He was a great uncle to his nieces and nephews and loved his brothers and sister to the core.  About three years ago, he moved out to McKinney, TX to continue to improve his life, to be a companion and support to Leslie, Josephine and Julianna, and help provide for his children.

During this difficult time, we're asking for support to bring our beloved Andy back home to CA, to be buried alongside his parents as well as to help support his children who are still trying to understand this horrible reality.  Andy leaves behind his 15 y/o daughter Harlee, 10 y/o son Andrew, his older brothers, Jimmy and Cesar, his little sister and best friend, Leslie, two sisters-in law, several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and countless cousins.

On behalf of the Acosta Family, I thank you for your time, support, and sympathy. During these unprecedented times, we understand that monetary support may be challenging; therefore we ask that you please share this campaign.

Thank You and God Bless
- Yamile Acosta


Mi primo-hermano, Andy Acosta, falleció en la mañana del 13 de Enero, 2021 a causa de complicaciones de COVID.  Aunque estaba en recuperación, desafortunadamente, so cuerpo no resistió.

Nacido y criado en Inglewood, CA, fue el tercer hijo de Jaime y Chuyita Acosta.  Era el niño mas hermoso y curioso con una sonrisa que alegraba a cualquiera!  Andy crecio jugando beisbol en el Inglewood Little League. Su carita se encuentra an varias placas en las paredes de Shakey's Pizza en la Arbor Vitae.  Andy tubo la bendición de crecer rodeado de su familia; tanto como los Acosta y los Lopez. Fue creciendo, y trabajo junto a sus hermanos, primos y familiares en los Tacos Acosta.  Muchos recuerdos bonitos de esos tiempos! Andy fue un gran amigo para muchos en la secundaria.  Se divirtió en viajes a Ensenada, San Luis Rio Colorado, Sinaloa y en conciertos musicales en los 90s.  Fue un fanático de los Raiders y le encantaba la musica de metal.   Andy vivió sus momentos dificiles, pero logro superarlos y fortalezió su relación con Dios; convirtiendose en un buen Cristiano, hombre responsable y padre.  No hay duda que Andy fue una persona amorosa y cariñoso.  Fue un Tio querido, amo a sus hermanos y hermana.  Hace tres años se fue a vivir a McKinney, TX para mejorar su vida, hacerle compañia a Leslie, Josephine y Julianna, y para darles un mejor futuro a sus hijos. 

Durante estos tiempos tan dificiles, les pido su apoyo para poder regresar a nuestro querido Andy a California, donde sera sepultado junto a sus padres y tambien para poder ayudar a sus hijos, los cuales aun no pueden entender esta triste realidad.  Andy le sobreviven su hija Harlee (15), hijo Andrew (10), hermanos Jimmy y Cesar, hermana y mejor amiga Leslie, dos cuñadas, various sobrinos y sobrinas, y aun muchos mas tios/tias, primos/primas. 

Departe de la Familia Acosta, les doy gracias por su tiempo, apoyo, y pesames.  En estos momentos de incertitud, comprendemos que ayuda financiera puede ser dificil; lo cual pedimos que por favor compartan esta campaña.

Gracias y Que Dios Los Bendiga, 
-Yamile Acosta


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