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Mar. 28, 1924 - Apr. 12, 2014

Vidal L. Garcia, passed away peacefully on April 12, 2014 in Riverside, CA. He was 90 years old.
A Mass Service is planned for April 24th at St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church, 3680 Arlington Ave., Riverside, CA 92506 at 12:00 p.m., following burial services at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, CA 92518, Staging Area #4 at 1:45pm.
Vidal L. Garcia was born in El Centro, CA, on March 28, 1924. Mr. Garcia was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather - "Tata". From the family: No words can express our sincere gratitude for all the wonderful memories you left us with. You were truly a renaissance man: your humor, faith in God, patriotism for this country and the United State Marine Corps, and imagination for making things simple and interesting. You danced to your own style and always on the beat. Dad, your life was filled with much happiness. You grew up in the toughest of time to a poor migrant family, but you accepted your role and for nine decades you multiplied your talents with your family, work, social life and church. We salute you as our hero, as our father, as our Tata, and are honored to carry strong the Garcia name and a piece of you in our hearts. "Well done, thou good and faithful servant thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." Matthew 25:21.
Vidal L. Garcia is survived by his wife of 67 years, Amalia Garcia, daughter, Maria De Jesus Weisser, son, Manuel Gerardo Garcia, daughter, Norma Gelinas, son, Vidal Garcia, Jr., son, John Elijah Garcia, daughter, Rosa Amelia Garcia, son, Mike Garcia, daughter, Grace Rae Gutierrez, daughter, Anna Christina Hernandez, 17 grandchildren, 22 great- grandchildren and 2 great- great grandchildren.
Memorials can be sent to 5480 Argyle Way, Riverside CA 92506

Published in Imperial Valley Press Online on Apr. 19, 2014
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