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Palm Southwest Mortuary

7979 W.Warm Springs Rd., Las Vegas, NV

OBITUARY

Chris Garcia

September 21, 1974January 17, 2020
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Christopher Garcia, 45, of Las Vegas, Nevada left this earth on January 17th, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife, Maribel; father, Caesar; stepmother, Maggie; brother, Steve; sister Denise; and nephews Tommy and Sean. He is now reunited with his mother, Carol, who left our lives just about a year ago.

Born on September 21st, 1974 in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from Sheepshead Bay HS where he met his future wife, Maribel.

He then went onto attend Johnson Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island in pursuit of a culinary degree but soon realized that his talents were best suited for a paralegal degree and allowed for him to also play on the basketball team.

He spent the majority of his career as a Contract Specialist, most recently with Scientific Games in Las Vegas, NV where he was recognized for winning the 2018-19 Wizard School Championship with his game ‘Crazy Ride’ a variation or the original ‘Let it Ride’ game.

In his short life, he managed to touch the lives of everyone he met. With his charismatic nature and loving heart, you were never a stranger in his life.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, January 21, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Memories

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Nicole Encarnacion

January 26, 2020

While I did not know Chris, his family has always been in our prayers. My mother, Mercedes is 98 years old but was a dear friend of Elvita and Ceasar's mother Angela.
Our sincere condolences and prayers. We have arranged a mass for Chris.
May he rest in peace.
Nicole and Mercedes

Michael Gorokhovsky

January 25, 2020


We've only met a few times, but I remember you being the life of the party on each of those occasions. You had a vibrant personality that people seemed drawn too, and a zest for life that was infectious.

I will never forget the wisdom and humor you regularly shared with us on Facebook, and I recall thinking how much better the world would be if there were more people like you. Open-minded, insightful, positive, caring... The list goes on and on.

You departed far too early, but you managed to leave a positive mark on so many of us in the short time you were here.

Rest in peace, Chris.

Liz Stephen

January 24, 2020

Samantha Santiago

January 24, 2020

Samantha Santiago

January 24, 2020

Soraya Medina

January 24, 2020

We had a lot of great outings in 2012 and we're sad we couldn't make more in Vegas. Rest in power Chris ❤

Samantha Santiago

January 23, 2020

Jose Cardona

January 22, 2020

Last selfie we took..

Jose & Maria Cardona

January 22, 2020

Caring, Funny, Giving, Joyful, Genuine,… the list goes on and on but in reading the touching comments that so many friends and family are writing the most all-encompassing word to describe Chris is… loved.

Chris was loved by many, because he showed love to many.
When I first met Chris, it was like we were friends for years… played basketball and softball together, watched and shared the Mets pain, talked trash about my Knicks vs. his Heat (a huge Tim Hardaway fan), battled on the dance-floor (“you’re in my hut now…”), and of course the Cowgirls vs. G-Men rivalry (I’ll miss those twice-a-season texts).

But it’s the welcoming and generous soul that was so endearing… he welcomed me into his and his dad’s home for get-togethers, helped me pack my stuff when I had to move, made my wife (girlfriend at the time) feel comfortable in an existing crew, spent quality time at each other’s weddings, visited the hospital and my home after the birth of both of my daughters… but at the end of it all, I will love him for the amazing husband and friend he was to my homey Mari.

We can’t believe you are gone Chris… my heart aches every time I think about this and I pray that your spirit lives on in every life you’ve touched. We’ll miss you.

Mike Linn

January 22, 2020

I had only a brief few months to get to know Chris over email and phone calls for work, but fortunate enough to meet him one day in person and play a round of golf together. I could tell from the start that this is a man who welcomes people with open arms and easily befriends you. I still tell the story of how his excitement over the phone for New York bagels drove me to fly a dozen across the country just so we could share them on the course. Chris lit up when I showed him the bag! While it's painful to see him go, I know his energy has infected hundreds if not thousands, and that legacy will have an everlasting impact on this world.

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