Saturnino “Nino” Garcia Sr.

September 8, 2010

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Visitation:
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 9/10/2010 14:00:00

Visitation 2:
9/8/2010 15:00:00

Service:
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 9/11/2010 10:30:00

Saturnino “Nino” Garcia Sr, age 77 , resident of Willard passed away on September 8, 2010 at the MedCentral Hospital in Mansfield, OH. He was born on August 9, 1933 in Alfred, Texas, to the late Jesus and Maria (Garza) Garcia. He was a Korean War Air Force Veteran. Nino retired from MTD and enjoyed golfing, spending time with his family, friends and his beloved german shepherd, Haus. He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Plymouth, OH, Willard Elks and Moose club.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce (Bivens) Garcia of Willard; four sons, Scott (Dar Striker) Garcia of Willard, Steven (Shannon) Garcia of Alvarado, TX, Frank Garcia of Alice, TX and Saturnino (Colleen) Garcia Jr. of San Diego, CA; one daughter, Jennifer Renee Garcia of Los Angeles, CA; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Santiago “Jimmy” Garcia of Comanche, IA and Eliazar “Bobby” (Belinda) Garcia of San Antonio, TX; four sisters, Mary Frost of Pasadena, TX, Dalia (Doug) Gearheart of Willard, Delia Cruz of San Antonio, TX and Casilda Reyna of Alice, TX; one brother-in-law, Eliasandro “Chano” Rodriguez of Alice, TX; one sister-in-law, Paula Garcia of San Diego, CA.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jesse Garcia; sister, Elida Rodriguez; brother-in-law, David Frost and sister-in-law, Maxine Garcia.
Friends may call on the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Friday, September 10, 2010 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at 10:30 AM at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Willard, OH. with Father Stanley S. Szybka officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com

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Diane (Snook) Swartzmiller - Sep 15, 2010

Scott,
I just heard of your dad’s passing.I am so sorry.
I know how heartbreaking it is to lose a parent since we lost dad last December. I hope you smile at the memories you have of your dad.
My thoughts and are with you and your family.

Tania Weaver-Gomes - Sep 15, 2010

Scott,Steve and Family,
So sorry your Father has passed away,he was a wonderful Man! I had known him forever… I had the pleasure of working with him and lately I saw him frequently when he would come to mow the lawn. He ALWAYS had a smile, a hug and something nice to say…he had the gift to make everyone feel special.
May God be with Nino in his new journey, and may God be with you and give you strength through this difficult time.

Bev Ganni & Family - Sep 13, 2010

Steve Shannon and family,
We were sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that our hearts and prayers are with all of you.
Love,
Bev and family

Shelley Grundish - Sep 12, 2010

Scott – I’m so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Even after all these years, he still had a smile and hug waiting for me. He was always very kind to me. I know the heartache of losing a father, after losing mine last year. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. Shelley

Brian Bevier - Sep 11, 2010

Every time I saw Nino he had a constant smile and a kind word. He was a tremendous asset to the Willard community. Always pleasant to whomever he came in contact with. Treated everyone the same. We all need to take a lesson from a person like Nino. Truly sorry to hear of his passing. God Bless!

Don Schroeder - Sep 11, 2010

Steve and Scott and family, my sympathy to you in the passing of your father. It is tough losing a parent. You are surely in my prayers and please let me know if I can be of any help. May God bless you all. Sorry I am unable to attend the services, we are going out of town for the weekend. Love you. Don

Earl Cok - Sep 11, 2010

Dear family of Nino.I’m so sorry to hear of Nino’s passing. I knew him since he first came to the Willard area. I remember him when he worked on the muck. He took care of the lawn at my apartment complex and did such a great job. I never had to tell him when to mow, he just did the job. I will miss him a lot. God Bless all of you. Earl Cok

Jennifer, Michael, & Angela Alcala - Sep 10, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Garcia family. Uncle Nino will truely be missed. We will never forget his tight hugs and contagious laugh! With much love, The Alcala’s

Mary and Darwin Weatherbie - Sep 10, 2010

To Nino’s family…Nino was one of a kind…he had such a beautiful smile, happy go lucky person and a kind and gentle soul he was..He will be missed by a lot of people. I have a lot of fond memories of him and my parents Ray and Angie Funk who are also now with OUR DEAR LORD. May God give you comfort during this time of sorrow, but I can gaurantee you that Heaven was rejoicing as Nino entered the Kingdom of God where he is now with all of his loved ones. Keep all of your treasured memories close to your heart and know Nino is watching over you from his heavenly home. Will keep you in our prayers.

Tracey Strong - Sep 9, 2010

We would like to send out our heartfelt condolences to the family of Nino Garcia. May god bless the family and help them through this difficult time. Hold all of the memories near and dear to your heart. Know that he is your angel now looking down on everyone. God bless you all Tracey, Charles Strong and Mary Hatton

Doug Baker - Sep 9, 2010

To the Garcia Family! You have my deepest sympathy! I had the pleasure of working and playing golf with Nino, when I was a young man going to college in the early 70’s. What a great man! Like most of the other noted in their condolences listed on this website, he always had a smile on his and kind word to share, every time you saw him around Willard. We had so much fun, playing golf on Monday Night League years ago! There are people you meet in your life, that help shape and mold you, into what you become as you mature in life! My life was blessed with Nino! He showed me the true meaning of a person, and what you could do in life, with smile on your face, and good intentions in your heart! This is surely a sad day in Willard, Ohio! GOD BLESS YOU NINO AND YOUR FAMILY! Sincerly, Doug Baker

Terri Cupp - Sep 9, 2010

Dios ha ganado otro ángel especial. Se le extrañaba a mi querido amigo Nino.

Robin Gingery (Armatrout) - Sep 9, 2010

My sincere condolences to the Garcia family. Nino was a very special person that I had the pleasure of knowing. He did so much for my mother. She so enjoyed every visit with him. I so appreciated everything he did. He always had a smile and was such a caring and loving person with a huge heart. He will never be replaced and always be remembered. Rest in peace Nino. Love you Tell mom hi!

KATHY LILLO SANCHEZ - Sep 9, 2010

MI PRIMO, NINO! I REALLY CAN’T BELIEVE HE IS GONE! TO HIS FAMILY, I AM SO VERY SORRY. NINO WAS A VERY SPECIAL PERSON ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HIS FACE & A GOOD STORY TO TELL. I SHALL MISS HIS VISITS DOWN HERE IN TEXAS FOR HE REMAINED MY COUSIN & IN OUR FAMILY NO MATTER WHAT. AND I REALLY ENJOYED HIS CONVERSATIONS & VISITS. HE WAS A VERY SPECIAL PERSON & WILLARD’S LOSS IS HEAVEN’S GAIN. GOD BLESS YOU ALL IN THIS SAD TIME. R.I.P. PRIMO, LOVE YA!!!

KAREN AND SCOTT MARTIN - Sep 8, 2010

YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. WE LOVE YOU VERY MUCH AND WE ARE HERE FOR YOU.

Keith & Linda Shook - Sep 8, 2010

What a great guy. Always had a smile on his face. He will be missed. We have all the family in our thoughts and prayers.

Gina Lillo Link - Sep 8, 2010

Joyce, Steve, Jennifer & Family, What a wonderful man. He will definitely be missed. You are all in my prayers. May God wrap his arms around you & comfort you all during this time of sadness.

Harles Gibson - Sep 8, 2010

So sorry to hear about my friend passing away.
Nino was a very close friend, He worked with me for
for a few years.Always had a smile for everyone,He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
My prayers go out to his family,
I think God for the years that i knew Nino.

Andy & Celia Abdersen - Sep 8, 2010

Our heart & prayers go out to the family at this sad time. Nino was a gentle kind man with a big heart, beautiful smile & sparkle in his eyes. He will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. We met him through his best friend Ramon Villareal & enjoyed many Friday night meals all together at Rancho Fiesta in Mansfield, Ohio. God bless you all…

Andy & Celia Andersen - Sep 8, 2010

Our heart & prayers go out to the family at this sad time. Nino was a gentle kind man with a big heart, beautiful smile & sparkle in his eyes. He will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. We met him through his best friend Ramon Villareal & enjoyed many Friday night meals all together at Rancho Fiesta in Mansfield, Ohio. God bless you all…