Mount Auburn Funeral Home & Cemetery

4101 South Oak Park Ave, Stickney, IL


Joseph Bernard Garcia

July 26, 1963January 8, 2020

After a battle with an aggressive cancer, Joseph Bernard Garcia, age 56 of Homewood, Illinois passed away on Wednesday January 8, 2020. Joseph was born July 26, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois to his parents Amelia and Enemecio L. Garcia.

Survived by his loving children Vanessa Vargas, Joanna Vargas, Joseph Garcia, Justen Garcia, Kaylee Ronald, 11 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his father Enemecio L. Garcia.

A father, sibling, uncle, relative and friend to so many, Bernie would want us to remember him as someone who always did his best in everything. He was a God-fearing man who prayed often. He touched many lives, but was guarded and not prone to boast. He had a lifelong love affair with food, cooking, eating and bringing us together with his homemade tortillas de harina.

Bernie will be terribly missed, but he would hope that we all celebrate his life and how he lived at least twice as much as we mourn his passing.

Visitation Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Mount Auburn Funeral Home, 4101 S. Oak Park Avenue, Stickney, IL 60402.

Funeral Chapel Service, Wednesday, January 15, 2020 11:00 am at Mount Auburn Funeral Home (708) 749-2033.

Interment at Mount Auburn Memorial Park.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MountAuburnFuneralHome.com for the Garcia family.


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Chapel Funeral Service Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Burial Wednesday, January 15, 2020


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Carlos Cardenas

January 12, 2020

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January 12, 2020

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January 12, 2020

Doraliss Rodriguez Rodriguez

January 12, 2020

I use to date Joseph Garcia's he was a great man of heart and he treat it me good and loved me too and he saved me and he got me in the church and I thank him for that and now his in a better place God bless his soul.

Marilyn Torres

January 11, 2020

My heart is broken to find out the lost of my brother in Christ I remember we would take my son and his two boy's to the park he would come over my house i would cook for him and kids our long talks our laughter our tears Bernie im going to miss you so much but your with our father and your pain is over

Karolyn Garcia

January 11, 2020

I don't know what to say, there are so many and yet still not enough. I guess the best memories are when you spoke about food. You were so animated when you would tell us in such great detail about what you were going to put into it. In many ways you were childlike. You found great joy in the simplest things in life. That was part of your beauty. No matter what the situation was you were always a clown . You looked for the bright side of things and no doubt would find a way to make people laugh. You were one of a kind and I will truly miss your jokes, love and Sincerity. RIP my dear brother ❤

Cynthia Garcia-Perez

January 10, 2020

I loved his love of food and cooking just like my dad, but mostly I loved his devotion to God. Homemade tortillas will never be the same Bernie, I miss you❣