Passing of Richard P. Garcia Sr. AJ Lesiecki Grand Pa. Posted on 3/13/2015 at 05:55:25 PM by D
LORAIN – Richard P. Garcia Sr, 84, of Lorain, died unexpectedly on Wednesday March 11, 2015 in the emergency room at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain.
He was born March 17, 1930 in Rockdale, Texas and had resided in Lorain since 1949.
In 1949, he worked at the Lake Terminal Railroad in Lorain then joined the US Army and served during the Korean War as a medic with the rank of Corporal. After his discharge from the Army, he returned to Lorain and worked at Thew Shovel as a Supervisor/Foreman for 18 years. Then he worked at the Lorain Ford Assembly Plant as a Maintenance Welder for 23 years retiring in 1995.
Richard was an active member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Lorain where he was a member of the Senior Sociables, served as an usher and general handyman and worked in the kitchen crew and pierogi crew. He was a member of United Auto Workers Local #425 in Lorain, a member and past president of the Mexican American Citizens Club in Lorain, a member of the Lorain Senior Community Center where he was in charge of the building and maintenance, a trustee of the Lorain International Festival Association, a member of Sacred Heart Chapel Guadalupe Society and a member of IAV Post #1 in Lorain. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and attending their activities.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years Pauline Garcia (nee Prieto), children Rick Garcia (Lori) and Diana Lesiecki, all of Lorain, grandchildren Tim Garcia (Katie) of Woburn, Massachusetts, Renee Garcia and Chris Garcia (Britni), all of Columbus, AJ Lesiecki and Jonathon Lesiecki, both of Lorain, sisters Ruth De La Garza and Mary Alice Solis, both of San Antonio, Texas and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents AC and Antonia Garcia (nee Zamora), brother Edward Garcia, sisters Elvira Cauthen and Sally Aguirre and son-in-law David Lesiecki.
The family will receive friends Friday 4-8 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 am in the funeral chapel followed by the mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 1305 E. Erie Ave, Lorain. Cremation will follow. A private family committal service with military honors will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain at a later date
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 1305 E. Erie Ave, Lorain, OH. 44052 or Lorain Senior Community Center, 3361 Garfield Blvd., Lorain, OH 44052.
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