Andrew “Andy” Garcia, Sr.

Mass of Christian Burial for Andrew “Andy” Garcia, Sr. 89, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2013 at St. Johns the Evangelist Catholic Church. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Lawrence. He died September 3, 2013.

He was born on February 4, 1924 in Lawrence, KS the son of Patricio and Rosa (Romero) Garcia.

He served as a US Marine during WWII.

Andy worked as an automotive technician at Ship Winters Chevrolet for 34 years.

He married Ethel Espinosa on November 26, 1946 in Lawrence, KS. She survives of the home.

Other survives include sons, Andrew Garcia, Jr. and wife, Connie, Lawrence, Robert L. Garcia and wife, Anna, Gardner, KS, Larry Garcia, Las Vegas, NV; sisters, Jenny, Sabina, Irene, Lucy, Candace, Antonia; brothers, Bob A., Sonny, John; nine grandchildren, Veronica, Michael, Anthony, Jennifer, Amy, Andrew, Christopher, Christen, Cruz; 17 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Mercy.

The family will greet friends from 6 – 8 p.m. with a Parish Rosary at 7 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2013 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

The family suggests memorial contributions to be made in his name to the Andy Garcia Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

11 Condolences

  1. Tina Plumlee on September 3, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    My deepest sympathy and prayers for the family!

  2. PAULINE GARCIA ( LITA) on September 3, 2013 at 8:36 pm


  3. Y Sims on September 4, 2013 at 8:30 am

    May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. We are given a promise that some day we will never have to cope with this kind of pain again, “He [God] will actually swallow up death forever, …[And] He will certainly wipe the tears from all faces”…. Isaiah 25:8 For more comforting thoughts and to know why we get sick , or grow old and die please go to

  4. Cassandra Fraga on September 4, 2013 at 9:00 am

    We will miss Mr. Garcia. He was a wonderful neighbor, and we will watch over Mrs. Garcia for him.

  5. Carrie Coffey on September 4, 2013 at 9:42 am

    My deepest sympathy to the entire Garcia family at this difficult time. My prayers to you all during your mourning.

  6. DeeDee Blackburn on September 4, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Sorry to hear about your Grandpa Andy. He looks like a dear man. I know you loved him dearly. Everyone take care

  7. Jordan Winsor on September 4, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Great Grandpa Andy…
    I remember you smiling. I remember you humming all the time. I remember you sitting in your chair. I remember you saying you were fine. I remember all your plaid shirts. I remember all your blue jeans. I remember my childhood with you, sadly not much of my teens. I remember walking around in the grocery store, helping you and grandma out. You were a strong man, I have no doubt. Fought through World War II, I have no right to ask much more of you, but please remember me. Remember all of your family. I know we were never close, but we were never that far. Though I don’t want to see you go, we will all remember who you are. You were my great grandpa, a dad, a husband, and much more. Soon we will all be knocking on heavens door. I know you’ll answer, a big smile on your face. Wrinkles and all, blessed by God’s grace. A halo around your head. Great big wings behind your back. All of this rightfully earned, and now we are the ones who lack. Lack the sound of you humming. Lack the ability to see you smile. But we wont worry because we will see you in a while. You are in God’s hands, and if I do say so myself, he is one lucky guy. We are all happy in our hearts, don’t mind our eyes that cry. You see losing someone special is like taking a chapter out of a story. There is so much that is missed, the climax loses some of the glory. But we have you on other pages, written in ink so it can’t disappear. I hope you get to read this, cause we all know you can barely hear. I hope this gets sent straight to you, and I hope you smile that Great Grandpa smile. I hope you reminisce on your life, start when you were a child. I hope you were surrounded by love and happiness, we send all of ours to you. I hope you watch over all of us, the old and the new. Know that we are grateful of all that you’ve done. I hope you had no regrets…none. Your life was a blessing to us all, not to mention it came in handy. Without you, I would not be here, most of us wouldn’t be. I think I speak for everyone when I say, I love and miss you…Great Grandpa Andy….. -Jordan

  8. Sarah Campbell on September 5, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    I knew Andy from the Senior Center. He was always there on Wednesday’s when I delivered meals with a smile on his face and a cup of coffee in his hand. What a nice man he was.

  9. A. Bob Garcia + Family on September 6, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Brother, Brother-in-Law, & Uncle Andy meant the world to us and he will be greatly missed. He was a kind, caring, thoughtful man who loved people both young and old. He loved his wife, Ethel, his children, Andy, Jr., Robert and Larry, and all his grandchildren and family. We will never forget him.
    A. Bob Garcia & Family

  10. Veronica Garcia-Winsor on September 7, 2013 at 7:28 am

    Gpa, I just wanted to say I love you & will miss you. I’m sure going to miss that smile & laugh of yours! Now you’re pain free & can rest now. I bet you’re up in heaven talking with Gma Rosa, Gpa Pat, Mercy right now. I can still hear you humming a tune & I can still picture that little smile. – rest in peace Gpa & someday we will meet again. I love you-

  11. MIKE,ROSEMARY HADL AND FAMILY on September 9, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Garcia family…May he rest in peace..
    .Mike Hadl and Family…

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