Hortensio “HT” Trujillo
Hortensio “HT” Trujillo, 75, a resident of Fort Myers, FL, formerly of Texas, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020 in Fort Myers.
HT was a man of strong faith and determination. He immigrated to the United States with nothing to his name, but with an everlasting belief that God will always provide. He served his adopted country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, and became a proud American citizen. He was a dedicated husband, father of three, and a grandfather of five. His family was the most important part of his life and who he held closest to his heart. His bravery made it possible for him to achieve more than he ever imagined and his family is eternally grateful. As a proud graduate of the University of Texas in Austin, his work as a Professional Engineer took him all around the world. He was an active person with a passion for life and a variety of interests. He was admired for his “green thumb” and ability to create beauty with his hands through carpentry. He also enjoyed fishing, dancing, skiing, and playing baseball. He was a contributor to the community through his work with Junior Achievement and Habitat for Humanity. He will be remembered by friends and family as a funny, intelligent, loving, optimistic, and generous man. He was a man who inspired wonderment and connected with people in a heartfelt and genuine way. Being around him was like being bathed in sunlight on a warm summer day. His sense of humor and spirit kept him young and energetic through the last years of his life. He was a beautiful man and lived the American dream – a legacy that will live on through his children and grandchildren. He will be missed by so many whose lives he touched. We are blessed to have known him.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, as well as his three loving children, three siblings, and five grandchildren.
HT was preceded in death by his parents and sister.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Texas at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Hortensio Trujillo may be directed to support cancer research at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, 750 East Pratt Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.