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Maria Elena Garcia
Maria Elena Garcia Leal, 62, of Sylvania, OH, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 3, 2014, at The Toledo Hospital. She was born on December 17, 1951, in Brownsville, Texas to Alberto and Agosta (Flores) Garcia. Maria worked as a secretary for State Farm Insurance and AIG before she retired. She loved cooking, listening to music, dancing, (especially to traditional Mexican music), and tending to her flowers. Most of all, Maria loved spending time with her granddaughter, family and friends.
Maria is survived by her husband of 31 years, Joemanuel; daughter, Elicia (Brad Delauter); mother, Agosta Garcia; granddaughter, Carmen Delauter; sisters, Juanita (Christopher) Garcia Crown, Norma (Joyce Windsor) Garcia, and Victoria (Kenneth) Garcia Snyder. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Maria was preceded in death by her father.
According to her wishes, Maria has been cremated and a gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, August, 7, 2014, from 4-8 p.m. at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 West Sylvania Ave., Toledo, Ohio (West of Cory Road). Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 8, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the
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Walker Funeral Home
5155 West Sylvania Avenue Toledo, OH 43623
Published in Toledo Blade on Aug. 5, 2014