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Manuel B. Garcia


1922 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Manuel B. Garcia Obituary
Garcia, Manuel B.



Manuel, age 93, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away Tuesday morning, March 7, 2016. He was born August 1, 1922, in Duranes, New Mexico and resided in the Armijo area of Albuquerque for the last 66 years of his life.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lila Garcia; his only son, Ron Garcia; three grandchildren, Monique Garcia, Ivan Garcia, Sarah Valdez; and two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Kayla. He has one surviving brother, Andy Padilla. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Yolanda Garcia and his granddaughter, Stephanie Garcia.

He served in the Civil Conservation Corps and 1st Cavalry Division of the US Army in World War II. After the war, he worked for the U.S. Post Office, and the Atomic Energy Commission. He finished his career with the General Services Administration, and after retiring went into his own small business venture. He was an avid golfer, well known at most Albuquerque golf courses. He committed some of his time to his most enjoyable part-time job as an usher for the UNM Lobo games and was loved and cherished by many Lobo fans. He served his church parish of St. Anne's in many capacities and was active in the Knights of Columbus, Cursillos, and St. Vincent de Paul. He will be missed and remembered by his family and numerous friends for his generosity, wit, and sense of humor.

The family extends their gratitude to Hospice Compassus for their assistance and care. A rosary will be held at Salazar and Sons Mortuary, 400 Third Street SW, Albuquerque, NM on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at a later date.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Mar. 13, 2016
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