February 4, 1933 – March 8, 2018
Gilbert Garcia passed away peacefully at Tropical HomeCare on March 08, 2018 surrounded by his family at the age of 85.
Gilbert was born February 04, 1933 at Carpinteria, California. He was the son of the late Jose Garcia and the late Elvira Moreno.
Gilbert was a Veteran of the Korean War in the United States Air Force. Gilbert was employed by General Dynamics as a quality control inspector and retired after 30 plus years. Gilbert enjoyed woodwork, building model airplanes and crossword puzzles and loved sweets .Gilbert enjoyed taking care of his fruit trees , roses and his orchids, and,most of all, spending time with his family on our traditional Friday pizza nights.
Gilbert is survived by the mother of his children, his sons Richard & Robert, his daughters Lydia and Lupe (with her husband Ron). Also, he is survived by his grandchildren: Michael (with wife Eryn),Christopher, Sean, Brittney (with husband Colton), Matthew, Emily, Garrett , Patrick and Abigale
Arrangements are as followed Mass will take place at 10am Tuesday, March 27th at Holy Spirit Church 2725 55th Street ,San Diego 92105 ; burial will follow immediately at Holy Cross Cemetery 4470 Hilltop Drive San Diego , CA 92102
Special thanks to Silverado Hospice , Tropical HomeCare and to our wonderful caregivers Heidi Amor, Joe, Maribel and Andrea for their loving care and support.
- Memorial Mass Tuesday, March 27, 2018
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March 25, 2018
I met Gilbert some 40 years ago as a newly extended member of the family. We played Chinese checkers frequently and I found out that he was an extremely able player, probably the best player I ever was acquainted with. It took some time before I was able to compete at his level. He used his work-working skills to make a wonderful wooden Chinese checker board which I still have to this day. My wife, Angie, and I always remembered Gilbert in our nightly prayers. We still pray that Gilbert has peace now with Our Lord, Jesus. Working on various puzzles (crosswords, Sudoku, and word jumbles) in my case, is something that Gilbert and I had in common. May Gilbert's family and us join him when the Lord calls each one of us home.
March 17, 2018
I was always have great memories with you! Listening to louie armstrong, when i pass by sees chocolates i always think of how you loved your lollypops or anything sweet at all. You are pain free now and with your parents and brother. May god comfort the Garcia family..