Our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend passed away on Sunday January 8, 2017, at Covenant Medical Center-Harrison, surrounded by his family. He was 60 years old. Roberto was born on July 21, 1956 in Hart, Michigan to Valentine M. and Juanita (Guzman) Garcia. He proudly served his country on active duty as a United States Marine for 4 years and then continued his faithful service in the United States Navy & Army Reserve for 11 years. He also worked for CSX and Central Michigan Railroad as a Forman and a welder.
Roberto loved to spend time with "his boys" watching Michigan Football, barbecuing, showing them how to fix things, and how to cook. He will forever be remembered for his unconditional love and the best bear hugs. He was truly the Patriarch of the Garcia Family.
Roberto is survived by his sons: Alberto (Estara) Garcia, Roberto (Serena) Garcia, and Abel (Lilly) Garcia; grandchildren: Jose, Christian, Adrien, Xavier, Abel, and Baby Boy Garcia due in April of 2017; mother, Juanita Vallejo; sisters: Sulema Medina, Elvira Garcia, Maryann (Juan) Silvestre, Diana Garcia, Juanita Rodriguez, and Isabel (Daniel) Elias; brothers: Valentine (Maryann) Garcia, and Nieves Garcia. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Valentine M. Garcia and his brother, Jesus Garcia.
FUNERAL: A Funeral Service will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017 at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State). Rev. Joseph Rodriguez will officiate. Military Honors conducted under the auspices of the United States Marine Corp and the American GI Forum of Saginaw will follow the service at the funeral home. Cremation will then take place.
VISITATION: Friends are welcome to visit at the funeral home on Friday, January 13, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 4:00 p.m.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy should make checks payable to Roberto Garcia. All donations will go towards funeral expenses. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.
“What a beautiful life lived! Our prayers are with you, each of you, in the Garcia family. ”
— Craig & Joan Douglas
“I'm going to miss your dad. I missed him when he was not home. I always ask him where he's been when I seen him. I know he's in a better place now and not suffering anymore. All my prayers and God bless.”
— Mr. And mrs. Hadley