GARCIA, Manuel Jr. 69, of Tampa, passed away July 28, 2012. A native and lifelong resident of Tampa, Mr. Garcia retired as a Letter Carrier for the United States Postal Service after 28 years, was a US Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, and a member of St. John Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ofelia Manuela Garcia; his daughter, Michelle Elena Garcia; sisters, Modesta Inez Licata, and Julia Ann Priede; and nephew, John Philip Licata. Manuel is survived by his loving family, wife, Carmen Cruz Garcia; his son, Manuel Joseph Garcia; granddaughters, Jessika Marie, and Sarah Inez Garcia; and niece and nephew, Catherine and Daniel Poveda; brother, John (Cindy) Cruz; sister, Yolanda (Edward) Gonzalez. A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday morning, August 11, at 11 am at St. John Presbyterian Church, 4120 N. MacDill Ave., Tampa. A reception for family and friends will follow the Memorial Service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to LifePath Hospice, Inc., or Florida Cancer Specialist. Please send online condolences to: www.jgrfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Aug. 8, 2012