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Alvaro Julian Garcia, Jr.

January 9, 1937 November 23, 2017
Alvaro  Julian Garcia, Jr.
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Alvaro Garcia, Jr., 80, of Burlington, Iowa died on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa.

Per his wishes, he has been cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at The Homestead located at 703 West Agency Road, West Burlington, Iowa, with full military rites.

Alvaro Julian Garcia, Jr. was born on January 9, 1937 in Brownsville, Texas to Alvaro Sr. and Romana (Salas) Garcia. He spent his younger years in Pontiac, Michigan, where he graduated from Pontiac Central High School in 1955. After high school, Alvaro enlisted in the United States Army on June 15, 1955 and was stationed in Lanstuhal, Germany. He was honorably discharged on April 14, 1958. He lived in Burlington for most of his adult life and worked as an assembler for Champion Spark Plug for over 15 years. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church. He enjoyed traveling to his second home in Mexico, watching Detroit Tigers, golfing, going out to eat, and driving wherever the road would take him. He will be remembered for his generosity and wonderful sense of humor, which he had until his final days.

Alvaro is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Eliso Jose Garcia; four sisters, Margaret Beinavidas, Petra Ester Maya-Rivas, Mary Anzures and Dorothy Berres; one granddaughter, Chloe Marie Drake and one nephew, Mario A. Maya. Alvaro is survived by his companion, Nansy Torres Mata and daughter, Maricela, of Villade Ramos SLP, Mexico; his children, Jesus “Chuy” (Amy) Garcia, Cindy Sue Strawhacker, AJ Garcia, and Teske (Luke) Vance; brothers, Carlos Garcia, Hector (Sheila) Garcia and Xavier Garcia; sisters, Judy Garcia and Gracie (Robert) Garcia; several grandchildren and many other living relatives, including nephew, Margarito Maya, and niece, Paula Anzures.

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2:00 PM 1/6/2018 2:00:00 PM
The Homestead

703 Agency Road
West Burlington , Iowa 52655

After the Celebration of Life, the family will greet the public until 4:30 PM.

The Homestead
703 Agency Road West Burlington 52655 Iowa
United States

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