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Sunset Memorial Park & Funeral Home

1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, TX

OBITUARIO

Richard M. Garcia Sr.

3 diciembre , 19289 septiembre , 2019

Richard M. Garcia, Sr. passed away to a better life on September 9, 2019 at the age of 90. Richard was a World War II Marine Corp Veteran, retired Army Reservist, and retired Civil Service Servant who retired in Corpus Christi in 1985. Richard lived a wonderful, active life and was a very giving person. He will be remembered by some for his impeccable penmanship and thoughtfulness of not forgetting to send a card for someone’s special occasion or celebration. Richard came from a long line of well-known musicians, including his father, Manuel, and uncles, Albeto (Beto was one of the Corpus Christi Texas Jazz Festival founders) and Rudy. As an accomplished trumpet player throughout much of his life, Richard was a part of a rich community of music. While in the Marine Corp Band, Richard performed in many USO shows alongside celebrity performers and at the White House. During his many years of performing, he played 2nd and 3rd chair in the Corpus Christi Symphony. He also played at the Yacht Club, Petroleum Club, Town Club, the Summer T-Head Concerts, Corpus Christi Country Club, Cole Park Amphitheater, the Annual Texas Jazz Festivals, and San Antonio Convention Center. Our home was always filled with sounds of music. He is preceded by his wife of 56 years, Rita M. Garcia. He is survived by his children, Richard M. Garcia, Jr., Cecilia “Cookie” Tijerina (Daniel), Mary Katherine “Katy” Fiel (Alexander), Melissa M. Garcia-Edwards; grandchildren, Nicholas Tijerina, Kristina Tijerina, Elijah Edwards, and Olivia Edwards. Visitation will be held at Sunset Funeral Home on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be at St. Francis of Assisi on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 9:30 a.m., with interment to follow at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery at 11:30 am. Followed by lunch with the family and friends. He will be missed by all.

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  • He is preceded by his wife of 56 years, Rita M. Garcia. He is survived by his children, Richard M. Garcia, Jr., Cecilia “Cookie” Tijerina (Daniel), Mary Katherine “Katy” Fiel (Alexander), Melissa M. Garcia-Edwards; grandchildren, Nicholas Tijerina, Kristina Tijerina, Elijah Edwards, and Olivia Edwards

Servicios

  • Visitation domingo, 22 septiembre , 2019
  • Rosary Service domingo, 22 septiembre , 2019
  • Funeral Service lunes, 23 septiembre , 2019
  • Committal Service lunes, 23 septiembre , 2019

Recuerdos

Richard M. Garcia Sr.

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Kathy Fiel

25 septiembre , 2019

To our amazing, generous , loving, intelligent, musician, unconditionally loving father. I am writing this memory after your Memorial Services and want to share with you, these words of love . It was very lovely. It was done with dignity in prayer, in memories of pictures, in music you would have loved and probably did because we believe you were there with us. The ceremony at Fort Sam was done in honor for your military service , with salute, flag given to your son , our brother Richard Garcia , Jr. The pallbearers were myself (Katy) , Richard, Alex, Nicholas, Elijah, Kristina, Olivia, and Uncle Meme. The procession from the church to Fort Sam was like a small parade, that u mentioned to me around the 4th of July.
We , the Garcias , your family, and the families we have made together , husbands, grand children, the special someone in your grandchildren’s lives ... we all will miss you, Dad, Grandpa. We love you so much . Thank you for everything. Amen .

John Shaffer

17 septiembre , 2019

It was a pleasure being Richards neighbor. He was always sure to say hello and waive goodbye to my family. I'm going to miss our weekend conversations and seeing you drive your bicycle in the neighborhood also. Will miss you my friend.

Robert and Victoria Thonhoff

10 septiembre , 2019

Dear Family of Richard Garcia,
With this letter, my wife Victoria and I convey our deepest sympathy to all the Family of Richard Garcia.
We came to know Richard when we first moved to San Antonio in 2012 and lived next door to Dan and Cookie Tijerina. It was always a special pleasure to meet and visit with Richard during his frequent visits with Dan and Cookie.
We were especially impressed to learn that he was veteran of the United States Marine Corps and was an accomplished musician with his trumpet. We knew him as a good man and a patriotic American.
Now Richard has finished his earthly sojourn and is in the arms of GOD, awaiting the rest of us.
May God bless, comfort and strengthen all of you as you carry on in his loving footprints.
Semper Fi!
Robert and Victoria Thonhoff
San Antonio, TX

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