Miguel Ramos "Mike" Garcia(1919 - 2014)

Garcia, Miguel Ramos "Mike" CREST -- Miguel, 94, passed away on February 25, 2014 at his home with all his family present. Born on August 10, 1919 in Deming, NM, he moved to San Diego with his parents in 1922. He served in the US Army Air Force during WWII, stationed in England repairing heavy bombers after battle damage. Miguel retired from North Island Naval Air Rework Facilities in 1982. The highlight of his last year was a trip to Washington DC last May with Honor Flight San Diego. Mike is survived by his wife of 68 years, Maria (Hinojosa); sons, Daniel (Christine) of Santee and David of Point Loma; six grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren; brothers, Virgil, and Hector; and sister, Val; plus many nieces and nephews. Services will be held at St. Louise De Marillac Church, 2005 Crest Dr., El Cajon (Crest) on March 12 at 11 a.m. The memorial reception will be held at the Don Diego VFW Hall, 2100 Logan Ave., San Diego at 1 p.m. Final interment will be at 9:30 a.m., on Friday, March 14, at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Mar. 9, 2014