Andrew “Andy” Garcia, Jr.

Mass of Christian Burial for Andrew “Andy” Garcia, Jr. 72, Lawrence, KS will be held 10 a.m. Monday, March 16th, 2020, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence, KS. Inurnment will be at a later date at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Andrew entered the arms of God on Monday, March 9, 2020.

Andrew was born on November 16, 1947, in Lawrence, KS, the son of Andrew Garcia, Sr. and Ethel Garcia.

He married Connie James on August 19, 1967 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence, KS. She survives of the home. Together since middle school, they built a wonderful life together filled with devotion, family and faith.

Other survivors include his children, Jennifer and Chris Marshall, Amy and Dan Flowers and Andrew and Jessica Garcia. His grandchildren, Cale Marshall; Ryan and Chase Flowers; Ava and Sofia Garcia. His Mother Ethel Garcia, brothers Robert and Larry Garcia and many other beloved family members. He was preceded in death by his father Andrew Garcia, Sr.

Andy retired from Wester Energy after 42 years of employment. He was a Sargent in the U.S. Army, A Company, 5th Battalion, 6th Infantry, 1st Armed Division, Republic of Vietnam. He received the National Defense Service Medal; Air Medal, Marksman (Rifle); Vietnam Service Medal w/3 Bronze Service Stars, Combat Infantryman Badge; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and Army Commendation Medal.

Andy enjoyed being outside and loved the summer sun. His large and extended family were very special to him and he spent lots of time attending family get-togethers and events. Most of all he loved his grandkids, spending time with them and traveling to their activities. His “five” were his pride and joy. Andy also enjoyed KU Basketball, taking road trips, mowing his lawn and authentic Mexican food.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Rosary to be recited at 6:30 p.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

The family suggests memorials in his name to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or the Vietnam Veterans Association ( and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

33 Condolences

  1. Hilario “Butch” Zendejas Jr on March 10, 2020 at 10:18 am

    Cus so sorry to hear the news of your passing. RIP
    Prays for your family

  2. MIKE,ROSEMARY HADL AND on March 10, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    Dear Connie and Family, so sorry for your loss, may he rest in peace…Mike

  3. Kay Means on March 10, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    So sorry Connie and family. Thinking of you all.

  4. Mary Pat McQueeney on March 10, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    Connie (and Bob and Chris): I’m so sorry to learn that Andy passed. You are all in my thoughts.

  5. Phyllis Winsor on March 10, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    Connie: I was so sorry to hear that Andy had passed. My sincerest sympathy to you and your family. You will be in my thoughts and in my prayers.

  6. Gloria and BillRiley on March 11, 2020 at 5:12 am

    Connie and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Andy! May he now rest in Gods loving arms. I know my dad will be looking out for him!

  7. Susan Harrison on March 11, 2020 at 8:15 am

    Jennifer and family, So very sorry to hear of your fathers passing. He was a wonderful man and I so appreciate his service to our country. Wishing you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  8. Dallas and Sue Flowers on March 11, 2020 at 9:56 am

    Dear Ones, We are so sorry to learn of Andy’s passing – he was a wonderful man and our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dallas and Sue Flowers

  9. Joe and Alma Quintanilla on March 11, 2020 at 10:14 am

    Connie and Family, Our most sincere and deepest Condolences to you all, Andy was a great friend, our hearts are broken, we will miss him, our prayers are with you and the entire family, Rest In Piece our dear Andy

  10. Kent McAnally on March 11, 2020 at 11:57 am

    Connie, I am so sorry to hear about Andy, a good man and a wonderful neighbor. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  11. gary L. wheeler on March 11, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    Wishing you all comfort, my thoughts and prayers to the Garcia family.

  12. Michael Angelo Garcia on March 11, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    Uncle Andy, RIP.

    “Semper Fidelis”

  13. Susan McClintic on March 11, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    So sorry to hear about Andy’s passing. Too soon! Our condolences to you and all your family.
    Susan (Jones) McClintic

  14. Martha (Ortiz) Burbank on March 11, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    I’m so sorry for this loss, for all of the Garcia family. I know Andy’s passing will leave a big hole in your lives, as he was such a big presence. I’ll be thinking of you in the tough days ahead. Much love to you all.

  15. Dave Davison and Family on March 11, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    He left his mark on all who met him. He will be greatly missed.

  16. Tom & Vicki Ramirez on March 11, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    My prayers to Andy’s Family he will be missed deeply

  17. Jenny (Frost) Leming on March 11, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    Connie, Jennifer, Amy, Andrew and your families, so very sorry to hear about your loss!! He was a wonderful person. I remember many of nights staying at your house as we were all growing up. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you guys and your entire family. Hugs!

  18. Delbert Breithaupt Sr. Eudora,Ks on March 11, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    So sorry to hear of Andy’s passing. I worked with him at KP&L.

  19. Val howland on March 11, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    Dear Connie and family,
    We are so sorry for your deep loss. Andy will be greatly missed but you will carry loving memories with you all the days on earth until you are reunited with him again in heaven!
    May the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, be with you empowering you to continue to walk out your journey and strengthening you to all live in the love and peace that Jesus provided for us all!
    With deepest sympathy,
    Val Howland and family

  20. Gale Leanos on March 11, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    It is with profound sadness I extend my sympathy at your loss. Andy was a wonderful person always with a ready smile.

  21. Marilyn Rodriguez and family on March 11, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you on this journey of sorrow. My his soul Rest In Peace.

  22. Rosalee Nunez on March 12, 2020 at 10:03 am

    Connie and family, so sorry to hear about andy.he was such a great man.will be greatly missed.prayers to your family

  23. Tyra on March 12, 2020 at 11:20 am

    Connie and family, so sorry for your loss. Prayers to all of you.

  24. Rex Burkhardt on March 13, 2020 at 9:09 am

    I knew Andy from my summer job @ KPL and also on the softball field. He’s a good man that will be missed dearly.

  25. Steve & Loanne Martin on March 13, 2020 at 10:52 am

    Connie, our hearts go out to you and your family. I enjoyed our many conversations, and he was a terrific neighbor.

  26. Marcia Esquivel on March 14, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. What a beautiful love story you two have had. May your husband rest in peace.

  27. Dennis Cox on March 16, 2020 at 8:50 am

    On behalf of the Lawrence High School Class of 1966, we offer compassion to Connie and Andy’s family and friends. Please find comfort and love in the warm and happy memories.

  28. Leah Harriman Rurode on March 16, 2020 at 10:21 am

    Connie and family, I was so sorry to see you had lost your life partner husband, dad and granddad, your Andy. He was such a nice man, always acknowledging me with a handshake and hug. I still see him in my mind as a young man, coming home after work to be with his family. I am sending you my love and strength, may it help you in the days to come. Rest well Andy, in the arms of God, for you have earned your reward.

  29. Vicki Lysen on March 17, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    Dear Connie, I’m so sorry about Andy’s passing. He was a very special man. I always saw that soft, gentle sparkle in your eye when you spoke of him – I remember that, even these many years since I’ve seen you. May your many good memories of all of the love you shared hold you up during these very hard days. Love to you and all of your family, Connie.

  30. Chuck Wingebach on March 18, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    My sincere condolences to the Garcia family.

  31. Becky Mondi on March 18, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    Connie and family..I am so sorry to read this. Andy was a gentle spirit and Bill and I always found pleasure in our encounters with him (and you❤️).. May God wrap you in His great comfort in the days forward.

  32. Rick and Candy Thompson on March 19, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    Connie and family
    Deepest sympathy to all of you.

  33. Angelina Perez on March 24, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Connie, Jennifer, Amy, and Andrew:
    Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers! I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Andy’s passing.
    Connie, you and Andy always made me and my siblings feel like we were your godchildren too, even though it was just my dad. You and Andy have always held a special place in my heart because of that! So my heart breaks knowing that I couldn’t be there for you as you all were there for us.
    I have found some comfort in knowing that my dad, Mark has been reunited with his Godfather, Andy. I’m sure they are sharing some good laughs as they always did when they were together! Thinking of each of you!

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