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OBITUARY

Luis P. Garcia

October 27, 1954November 26, 2018
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Luis P. Garcia was born on October 27, 1954 in San Antonio, TX and peacefully passed away at home surrounding by his loving family on November 26, 2018 in Merced, California after bravely fighting a courageous battle against cancer.

Luis is survived by his wife, Pat Galan-Garcia; daughter, Lynn Marie Arevalo (Rob); son, Luis D. Garcia (Jo Ann); grandchildren, Alex & Sophia Arevalo, Marc Anthony & Sierra Martinez ; sister, Lucy Aguillon; brothers, David Garcia and Daniel Garcia (Becky); cousin, Dona Day; and many beloved nieces, nephews, great friends, and his best fur buddies-Papi, Daisy, Mamas, and Abby. Luis was proceeded in death by his father, Luis Perez Garcia; mother, Matilda (Mary) Ramirez; brothers, Edward Santos Garcia and Angel Michael Garcia.

Luis proudly served his country in the Navy aboard the USS America in Active Duty from January 14, 1976 to January 4, 1979 and Navy Reserve from January 4, 1979 to January 14, 1982, receiving an Honorable Discharge. While serving in the Navy, Luis learned his lifelong trade as an electrician. Luis worked for Covanta Energy for 21 years as an Instrumentation Specialist. At Covanta Energy, he was an expert in his field and a mentor to his coworkers. Prior to Covanta Energy, Luis worked for Color Press for 15 years as an Electrical Technician.

Luis experienced many joys in life including vacationing to Mexico, tinkering as he called it, restoring his 1963 Buick Riviera and going to Hot August Nights in Reno with his buddy, Mike and his brother, Daniel; but his most cherished joy was spending time with his family. Luis loved his family, friends and extended family. His home was always open to visits and everyone was welcomed at the “Patio”.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Stratford Evans, 1490 B Street, Merced, California. Graveside Service Monday, December 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella, California.

  • FAMILY

  • Luis Perez Garcia, Father
  • Matilda (Mary) Ramirez, Mother
  • Edward Santos Garica, Brother
  • Angel Michael Garcia, Brother
  • Daniel Garcia, Brother
  • David Garcia, Brother
  • Lucy Aguillon, Sister
  • Pat Galan-Garcia, Wife
  • Lynn Marie Arevalo, Daughter
  • Rob Arevalo, Son-in-law
  • Luis D. Garcia, Son
  • Jo Ann Martinez, Daughter-in-law
  • Alex Arevalo, Grandchild
  • Sophia Arevalo, Grandchild
  • Marc Anthony Martinez, Grandchild
  • Sierra Martinez, Grandchild
  • Becky Rodriguez, Sister-in-law
  • Dona Day, Cousin
  • Papi Garcia, Fur Buddies
  • Daisy Garcia, Fur Buddies
  • Mamas Garcia, Fur Buddies
  • Abby Garcia, Fur Buddies
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Luis D. Garcia, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Daniel Garcia, Honorary Pallbearer
  • David Garcia, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mike Milligan, Honorary Pallbearer
  • David Galan, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Larry Gonzales, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Rob Arevalo, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mark Angel , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Alex Arevalo, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Grayson Angel, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • Reception Saturday, December 8, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, December 10, 2018
REMEMBERING

Luis P. Garcia

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