Israel Garcia

February 17, 1931April 2, 2019
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PHARR-Israel Garcia, 88, went peacefully on Tuesday April 2, 2019 in San Antonio. He was born on February 17, 1931 to Jose and Estela Garcia. Israel was preceded in death by his loving wife, Maria T. Garcia; sisters, Josefa Garcia, Sofia Garcia and brother Alfredo Garcia.

He is survived by his loving children, Joe T. Garcia, Ramiro T. Garcia, Israel T. (Noemi) Garcia Jr., Gloria T. Garcia Pascoe, Gustavo T. (Carmen) Garcia, Guillermo Garcia, Raul T. (Cecilia) Garcia, Marina T. Garcia (Johnny) Gonzalez, Daniel T. (Lupita) Garcia, Maribel T. (Victor) Garcia. He is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and his siblings, Maria De Los Angeles Garcia, Maria Luisa Garcia and Juan Antonio Garcia.

A celebration of life for Israel will be held Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a 6:00 PM service at Funeraria Del Angel Palm Valley, 4607 North Sugar Road, Pharr, Texas 78577. A graveside service will be Monday, April 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Palm Valley Memorial Gardens, 4607 N Sugar Rd, Pharr, Texas 78577.

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  • Celebration of Life Sunday, April 14, 2019
  • Memorial Service Sunday, April 14, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, April 15, 2019

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Aniel Olivarez

April 15, 2019

Le enviamos nuestras más sinceras condolencias a la familia García. Recordando al Sr. García que trabajo por mi padre, Enrique Olivarez, por muchos años...tengo bonitos recuerdos.

Aniel Ibo Olivarez
Enrique Olivarez Construction
1013 N. 23rd-McAllen, TX

Mary Carmen Garcia

April 8, 2019

Mi tio fue una persona muy amada por su familia, hizo una gran labor como padre hombre muy trabajador lo recordaremos por siempre hoy esta acompañando a sus hermanos a mi padre Alfredo Garcia un beso hasta el cielo descanse en paz.

Myrna Leal Garcia

April 7, 2019

Mi tío fue una persona de gran corazón , recta , honarable hombre trabajador que amaba a su familia fue buen esposo , buen padre . Una persona entregado a su ministro que amaba al Señor su Dios con todo su corazón. Vivirás por siempre en nuestros corazones .

Aide Leal

April 7, 2019

Una persona muy humilde de corazón grande, honesto que más puedo decir de el mis palabras lo explica todo lo que fue eso si bromista descanse en paz tío Israel

Diana Garcia

April 6, 2019

Gloria Pascoe

April 6, 2019

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. I am that seed today that came of a good harvest.
I never saw my Dad cry: but I am sure that on the inside he held his tears. Because I do not care how stubborn you were. I am sure that in your alone quiet time far away place you would shed those tears.
I learned to stand firm, stubborn, and strong like my Dad and Mom. That even as a woman and a widow I could still be able to stand, have courage, and be able to survive. God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest. And that is what I learned from my Dad, nothing is free and easy to obtain without hard work.
Thank you, Dad and Mom, for been the hard workers to bring up all 10 children to follow in your example of survival and strength. You saw my mother as the strong pillar of keeping us together. Together you gave us birth, and now we are blessed to have been born from both of you. Children are the blessings for any marriage.
Today you rest in the same place together as when you started with the biggest difference that you both knew and accepted the way of the “Cross” to “Eternal Life”.

Judith Escamilla

April 5, 2019

To the children of Israel,

When I think of your dad, I am reminded of what a beautiful family you all are and what joy your mom brought to our Grandma during their many visits to Michigan. Raising a large family is not easy, it comes with many sacrifices, hard work, never ending chores and responsibilities but through it all, they created a loving family to carry forth their legacy. They taught you all to remember Christ and his sacrifice for us all. Continue to carry that love forward for all the days ahead. The greatest memory I have is the love of Jesus he and your mom both shared. His laugh was so full and his smile always made us feel welcome. I am thankful that his life here included the blessing of each of you and your children, and your grandchildren. We grieve with you, we love you and we pray for your peace and comfort now and in the days ahead. Love, Judy and Manuel Escamilla and family

Maribel N. Garcia

April 4, 2019

This was my dads best friend he loved Chiquita and Chiquita loved him she was there next to him until the end.