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Nenita S. Garcia


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Nenita S. Garcia Obituary
Nenita S. Garcia, resident of Elk Grove Village for 12 years. Formerly lived in Wheaton for 28+ years. Died in Elk Grove Village on August 4, 2018 due to natural causes. She was born in Cavite, Philippines to Julian Salcedo and Dolores Baquir on February 13, 1926, the fourth of ten children. She graduated with a dentistry degree from the University of the Philippines. Shortly afterward, she matriculated at New York University (New York City, NY) and Georgetown University (Washington, DC) for postgraduate degrees in the specialty of periodontology. When she returned to the Philippines, she married Dionicio C. Garcia, electrical engineer and professor at Mapua Institute of Technology. She taught periodontology full-time at the University of the East and was in private practice part-time. Her husband accepted a job in Chicago in 1969, then she and their three children joined him a year later in 1970. They moved to Wheaton Il. She started teaching full-time in the Department of Periodontology at Loyola University of Chicago, School of Dentistry, Maywood, IL in 1971. She was also in private practice in Chicago and Oak Park. She retired from teaching in 1990 and in private practice shortly after. She divorced in 2006 then moved to Elk Grove Village. She was active with the Philippine American Dental Society of the Midwest and became one of its presidents. She was a member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society and Chicago Dental Society. She was preceded in death by her youngest child, Gloria Corazon Garcia, in 1965. She is survived by 2 younger sisters (Jesusa Cao and Wilhelmina Mariano), 3 children (Mary Claire, Riza, Fernando) and 2 grandchildren (Matthew, Emilai). Memorial services will be private.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Aug. 12, 2018
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