Mario was born on February 25, 1961, in Bakersfield, Ca to Alfred and Mary Garza. Mario lived in Bakersfield throughout his life Mario is preceded in death by his parents Alfred Garza and Maria Perez (Mary Garza). He is survived by his son Mario Garza, Jr. and his grandchildren Isaiah and Lily Garza. He spent 14 years of his life with Rick Torres. He will be remembered by his siblings Alfred Garza, Jr., Cindy Cachu, Tony and Carla Garza and Ernie Alvarado, seven nieces, two nephews, eight great-nephews and three great-nieces. Numerous aunts, uncles cousins and friends. His pride and joy was his dog, Ginger.
Mario discovered the powerful healing of massage and began his career as a massage therapist. Teaching was truly his passion. He shared his knowledge of all things massage, spiritual and comical at Milan Institute for 13 years.
Mario was adored and loved by his family. He was hilarious and so much fun to be around. He was the family chef and host of all celebrations. He will be deeply missed.
Mario began his eternal life on July 19, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. A viewing and service will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 1:30, at Alma Funeral Home, 2130 E. California Ave.
We love you, Mario!
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