OBITUARY

Gaspar "Vince" Vincent Garcia Jr

April 17, 1966January 27, 2021
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It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of Gaspar Vincent Garcia, Jr. He was the beloved son of Gaspar and Evelyn Garcia, and Maria and Jose Ruiz. Vincent is survived by his son Matthew and daughter Vanessa; grandchildren Skye and Talon; siblings Jillann, Valerie, Marc and Dolores, four nephews, three nieces, and a multitude of uncles, aunts, and cousins. A Nuyorican, Vincent was born in the Bronx, New York on April 17, 1966. As an adult, Vincent lived in Connecticut where he raised a family, before moving to Florida in 2010.

Vincent dedicated his life to the service and protection of others. He began his law enforcement career as a Police Officer for the New York Police Department, 45th Precinct, serving Co-op City, Bronx. Between 1992 to 2010, he served in the New London Police Department and retired as a decorated officer after receiving the Courage of Connecticut award. Vincent went on to serve the community of South Florida where he patrolled the rails for both Tri-Rail and Metro Rail systems. At the time of his sudden passing, Vincent was an Armed Guardian for Broward County Public Schools where he combined his passion for protecting others with his love for nurturing children.

Vincent upheld honor, integrity, service and, above all else, love. He was a Christian man who loved God, accepted Jesus into his heart as his Lord and Savior, and shepherded others back to Christ.

Vince was a man of many talents, hobbies and interests. He loved his children, music, Star Wars, old westerns, comics, tinkering with electronics, and all things related to law enforcement. He was an avid Giants football fan and an undying Yankees fan. He loved to grill and spend time with his loved ones. His smile and sense of humor could fill up the room. He loved to laugh and make jokes, greeting everyone with warmth and compassion. Vince was a fun and loving uncle to every child he knew and he will be missed dearly.

His memory will live on forever in our hearts. The graveside service for Mr. Gaspar Vincent Garcia will be held at Forest Lawn Funeral Home on Friday, February 5, 2021.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memorium may be made to the following organizations: Tunnel to Towers Foundation and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 5, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, February 5, 2021

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  • Committal Service

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  • Reception

    Friday, February 5, 2021

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Terri Saez

February 4, 2021

Terri Saez

February 4, 2021

With his Boys ❤

Terri Saez

February 4, 2021

I have so many good memories of Vince,he was the Best father figure to my boys, it was always so fun to be around him from cooking together,singing in the car so many things about him I Loved everything about him,but most of all the Love and Happiness ..we will treasures all the memories we have of him.will miss him forever and I will carry him in my heart❤RIP Vince

Forest Lawn Funeral Home South

February 4, 2021

Forest Lawn South would like to express our deepest and sincerest condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time.

We wish you peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

Sincerely,
Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens South Staff

Ricky Rodriguez

February 4, 2021

Just a little routine we had going on for the past couple of years, Xbox, cook, cigar's, wisky and big boy toy's.. And most importantly he was an amazing person as well as a spectacular friend.
I will miss you buddy.

Uncle Anthony

February 4, 2021

How can so much love
turn into so much pain.
My love for you is so great,
nothing but pain is left now
that you have departed from my life.
I miss you so much!
I will Always Love You

Gregory Faison

February 4, 2021

Only met once but a great smile

Katherine Sorell

February 4, 2021

I'm not sure where to start or how to put into words how much Vince meant to me. I met Vince when I came to work as a contract coder at L&M in New London. I was going through a very difficult divorce and having a very hard time. We met and became fast Friends. I think at first we both considered dating each other but he could see how broken I was. He made me dinner many evenings of my one year contract in New London. He showed me how to make real french fries and toss them in a paper bag LOL. He taught me about what a real film was in compared to what people call movies these days. He constantly harrassed my love for the Red Sox & The Patriots lol. He shared with me so much of his pain that he was going through and we both ,I truly believe, helped heal each other. He reminded me on a regular basis how much God loved me and wanted the best for me and my boys. I cannot tell you how difficult it was for me to be away from my boys every week like that. I would go home and see my kids but there was so much emotional junk because of the divorce I would come back to Connecticut every week and you would have to help pick up the pieces again. He was also going through a lot and I think we both brought humor & back into each other's lives without any strings attached. Vince encouraged me to go to family camp which is a wonderful Christian camp that his family goes to yearly in lake George. I've been a Christian since I was 11 years old but this was most definitely a reawakening for me and my relationship with Jesus. My boys fell in love with Vince. He showed my boys how to shoot a bow and arrow that weekend and we had a wonderful time. After Vince moved to Florida I could see him really blossoming. He loved being with his family so much. He never failed to call me and tell me how proud he was of me for everything I had accomplished in my life. I will miss the calls & his friendship and love, until we meet again.

Valerie Santana

February 3, 2021

We love you beyond words, Vince. ❤️

Rose Rivera

February 3, 2021

What can i Say? I grew up with Mark, Jill & Vincent, my earliest memories were hanging out at Aunt Jessie's house.

I hope Uncle Joe & Grandma are giving you all the hugs we can't right now XOXOX

I'm not saying goodbye but just see you later.....

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