OBITUARY

Alfonso T. Garcia

February 5, 1931January 7, 2019
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Alfonso Torres Garcia, age 87, passed away peacefully at home on January 7, 2019. Survived by his wife of 65 years, Hortense (“Tencha”) Garcia; two sons Al Danny and Ronnie; grandson Danny, his daughter-in-law Donna; and brother Lee Garcia. Born 1931, Kingsville, Texas to Charles Sr. and Frances Garcia. Graduated Edison High School in 1949 then enlisted in the USMC. He was awarded the Purple Heart for his service in the Korean War and the Battle of Chosin in 1950. Al and Tencha were married in June 1953. From 1962-1966 the Garcia family lived in Tokyo, Japan. Al earned Black Belts in both karate and Judo which he taught at the security Police Academy at Lackland AFB. In 1971 Al graduated from Southwest TSU with a Bachelor’s in Criminology and retired after 20 years active military service. He worked as a Criminal Investigator for the DA Office before becoming a Special Agent with the Federal government. He also enjoyed teaching Criminology classes at SAC. He spent his last years as a Private Investigator. An avid hunter and swimmer, he spent many hours teaching his sons and grandson both disciplines. Visitation will be at Sunset Northwest Funeral Home, 6321 Bandera road on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:30 A.M. Thursday, January 24, 2019 at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 5919 Ingram Road, 78228 with interment to follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Hortense Garcia of 65 years, Wife
  • Ronnie Garcia, Son
  • Al Danny Garcia, Son
  • Danny Glen Garcia, Grandson
  • Lee Garcia, Brother

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 23, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, January 24, 2019
REMEMBERING

Alfonso T. Garcia

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J Sanchez

January 21, 2019

Ronnie , I am so sorry for the passing of your Dad. I will always be greatful for his lessons he taught us all when we were all students in his karate class. You Dad was a great father and family man . My prayers go out to you , Mom
Danny and Son during this difficult time.

JJ & Leticia Sanchez and Family

Ronnie Garcia

January 20, 2019

Semper Fi
The Chosen Few

Gerald Garcia

January 20, 2019

So sorry for you're loss, with Heart felt condolences from The Garcia Family, Gerry, Suzan, Julian, Sean and Brandon, I will always treasure the memories I have of Mr. Garcia, from the Marine type Karate workouts to the hunting trips with him and Danny and so many more experiences with him. Love Always, Gerald S. Garcia

Donna Kemp-Long

January 17, 2019

I love you dad. You were always the strong one, always tackling whatever struggle that life presented. You were the light of our world, your smile contagious. You loved us unconditionally, like no other. You would do anything for your family and did, making sacrifices that we would barely understand. You are a priceless jewel that will shine in our life forever. You championed the oppressed, never wavering in your love and support of family and humanity. Your experience in war produced an appreciation of life that is rare, if not obsolete. Our family has lost a treasure and your memory and your life will never be forgotten. There is no stronger love than what we have for you. I love you dad.

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