April 13, 1905 ~ October 24, 2005
Garcia, Hermenegildo a long time resident of Carson, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2005 in Carson. Born in Mexico, Hermenegildo was 100 and 6 months when he died. He was preceded in death by wife, Maria Garcia; mother, Luciana Garcia; father, Thomas Garcia and daughter, Petra Fortino. His loving family includes daughter, Mercedes Cuaron of Downey, CA; daughter, Maria Martinez of Alhambra, CA; daughter, Esther Nieves of San Pedro, CA; son, Manuel Garcia of Carson, CA; granddaughter, Connie Garcia of Carson, CA; twenty one grandchildren, forty-four great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren with 3 more on the way.
Grandpa's life consisted of hard work starting on the sugar beet farms at a very young age, he was hired by Pacific Electric at age 17 and at times worked several jobs sometimes two concurrently. He retired from Texaco after 20 years of service.
Through his natural abilities he became a musician playing several instruments including the harmonica, violin, saxophone and trombone, his passion was the guitar.
He was an avid sports fan watching football and boxing; during baseball season he would watch his favorite team, the Dodgers. He had a strong work ethic and a strong faith in God. Grandpa was a great father figure to all of us in the family. He was strict but loving in his own way. He was fiercely independent up to his last days and will be missed by his large loving family.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at Rice Mortuary on Friday, October 28, 2005 from 12:00 to 5:00 with a Rosary at 3:00 P.M. Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 29, 2005 at St. Philomena Catholic Church at 8:45 AM.
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