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Mario C. GARCIA M.D. FACP Obituary
Born December 9, 1936, Manila, Philippines; died September 15, 2012, St. Paul, Minnesota. Preceded in death by parents, Mario S. and Esperanza Garcia, and brother, Edmundo. Mario graduated from Ateneo de Manila and the University of Santo Tomas Medical School in the Philippines. He came to Minnesota in 1962, was an internal medicine intern at Northwestern Hospital, then did an internal medicine residency and hematology fellowship at the Minneapolis VA Hospital. Mario practiced internal medicine at the Dakota County Internal Medicine Clinic and at St. Paul HealthPartners. He was medical director of several nursing homes and developed products to assist his nursing home patients. He received several patents and founded Prevent Products, Inc. Mario was also an active member of the Filipino community in Minnesota. He is survived by his wife, Carol; children, Maria Clara (Nathan Staff), Paulita and Mario; grandsons, Loren and Theo; brother, Jose (Marita); sisters, Amelita (Mariano Quesada) and Myra (Rene Gabriel); nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews, and many, many friends. Mario's enthusiasm and zest for life made a mark on dance floors, on soccer fields, and in restaurants around the world. He will be deeply missed. Mass of Christian Resurrection will be held on Saturday, September 22 at 10am at Church of the Assumption, 51 West Seventh Street, St. Paul, MN 55102. Visitation on Friday, September 21 from 4-8pm at Willwerscheid Funeral Home, 1167 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105. Memorials preferred to the Dorothy Day Center, HealthEast Hospice or the St. Paul Public Library. 651-228-1006


Published in Pioneer Press from Sept. 18 to Sept. 19, 2012
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