Garcia, Garza


SAN DIEGO, Texas - Roberto Garcia, 66, of San Jose Community in Duval County, died on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 after a long struggle with cancer. Roberto was born in the community of San Andres on January 19, 1941, the son of Teodoro and Josefa Vela Garcia. He graduated from San Diego High School. He was a lifelong rancher and was employed by the King Ranch, working in the aviation department for 29 years. He married Graciela Garcia, of Benavides, on June 7, 1970. He was a member of San Jose Mission of the Santa Rosa De Lima Catholic Parish. He was preceded in death by his parents; and by his brothers, Elias V. Garcia and Zaragosa Garcia, both of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Graciela Garcia of San Jose Community, Texas; his children Roel (Dawn) Garcia of Holland, Mich., Roberto Noel (Maricella) Garcia, Linda (Arnoldo) Alvarez both of San Jose Community, Texas; his three grandchildren; his brothers and sisters, Minerva V. Garcia of Bretana Ranch, Elva (Rodolfo) Lopez of San Jose Community, Rene V. (Elma) Garcia of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Blanca (Adan) Salazar of Spring Branch, Texas, two sisters in-law; his numerous in-laws, numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins.

Visitation was held from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2007 at Garza Funeral Home in San Diego, Texas, with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2007 at San Jose Mission Catholic Church with Father Andrew Hejdak as celebrant in San Jose Community, Texas. Burial followed at the Lopez Cemetery in San Jose Community.

Arrangements entrusted to Garza Funeral Home of San Diego.


GUAJILLO, Texas - Erasmo "El Gringo" Garza, 79, passed away November 10, 2007 at an Alice hospital after a long illness. Erasmo was retired from the San Diego Independent School District after 30 years of service as a custodian. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilberto and Enecina Ruiz Garza; and three brothers Enrique, Conrado, and Carlos Garza.

Survivors include his: wife, Maria M. Garza of Guajillo, Texas; three daughters, Lucia (Luis) Perez of Guajillo, Texas, Sylvia (Arturo) Garcia and Melissa (Carlos) Lopez, both of Alice, Texas; two brothers, Gilberto (Lydia) Garza Jr., and Humberto (Esperanza) Garza, both of Pasadena, Texas; a sister, Esperanza Cuevas of Alice, Texas; four grandchildren, Dawnee Rae Garcia, Cesar Erasmo Garcia, Carlos Lopez and Christa Renee Lopez; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Rosary was recited on Monday, November 12, 2007 at 7 p.m. with visitations starting at 3 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home Chapel in San Diego. Funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church. Burial followed at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Alice, Texas.

Arrangements entrusted to Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home of San Diego, Texas.

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