Alfonso T. Garcia

February 5, 1931January 7, 2019

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 1951, 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.


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


23 January


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sunset Northwest Funeral Home

6321 Bandera Road
San Antonio, Texas 78238

24 January

Funeral Mass

11:30 am

St. Dominic Catholic Church

5919 Ingram Road
San Antonio, Texas 78228


Alfonso T. Garcia

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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.