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Garcia , Manuel 1036 - 2017
Manuel Garcia (aka, The Professor), 81, passed away at Columbus Colony Nursing Home in Westerville, OH on Saturday, November 4, 2017. He was born on March 14, 1936 in Texas, to Amado and Esperanza Garcia. He is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, The Ohio State University, and was an OSU Fellow in Romance Languages. He spoke three languages: English, Spanish, and French. He also served in the Army National Guard. He lived in Texas, Detroit, MI, Columbus, OH and Fremont, OH and was a High School Teacher & Assistant College Professor. Manuel was a faithful and faith-filled member of the Roman Catholic Church. He will be especially remembered for chasing away hiccups and gas bubbles. He is survived by his son, Matthew (Maria) Garcia; daughter, Michelle (Tim) Garcia-Juchter; grandchildren, Samuel, Gabriel, Olivia, and Nicholas Garcia; siblings Joseph Garcia, Jake Amado Jr. (Elaine) Garcia, Angie (Ray) Ramirez, Delores (Alfred) Tolento; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Manuel was preceded in death by his parents Amado and Esperanza Garcia, siblings Peter Garcia, Augustine "Willy" Garcia, Theresa Clinger, Micaela Garcia, Susie Reyna, and Marcella Hernandez. Thanks to the staff at Columbus Colony Nursing Home, Mt. Carmel St. Ann's Hospital, and Heartland Hospice for their help and support, especially in Manuel's final days. Visitation Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:30, at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St., Fremont, OH 43420. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, November 9, 2017, 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 855 State Route 635, Helena OH 43435. Burial St. Mary's Cemetery, Millersville, OH. Memorial contributions can be made in honor of Manuel to Catholic Relief Services, 228 West Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21201. Online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.whhfh.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 7, 2017
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