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.