ERNESTO A. GARCIA "ERNIE" HAMMOND, IN Ernesto A. "Ernie" Garcia, age 82, of Hammond, IN passed away Thursday, February 21, 2013 at home. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Elisa N. Garcia; two children: Mitzi (Bill) Egnatz and Michael (Sharon) Garcia; four grandchildren: Gina (Andrew) Pasternak, Nikolas Doukas, Maximilian Egnatz, and Piper Suzzette Egnatz; two great grandchildren: Alexzandria and Bradley Pasternak; one brother, Theodore Garcia; three sisters: Irma (Emilio) Martinez, Sylvia (late Mario) Ramirez, and Ilda (Ernesto) Cavazos; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, Theodore and Amelia Garcia; and brother, Bernardo Garcia. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 25, 2013 at 12:00 noon from the FIFE FUNERAL HOME
, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN and 12:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Hammond, IN with Rev. Charles Mosley officiating. Burial to follow at St. John Cemetery, Hammond, IN. Visitation at the FIFE FUNERAL HOME will be from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Monday, February 25, 2013. Ernie retired from L.T.V. Steel Company after 29 years of service. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish and member of the Notre Dame 100 Club.