After 95 years of service to Our Lord on this earth Romulo Garcia, who said that he was truly blessed to have lived so long, has been called to his eternal reward to join his brothers and sisters in the great glory of our Heavenly Father.
Romulo, born in Santa Fe, passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 15, 2020.
Romulo was named after his father and was a member of a family of five brothers and five sisters. He is the last surviving brother of this great family. He was preceded in death by his wife Erlinda and by his brothers Casimiro, Frank, Cleofes, Henry, and Max and Sisters Antonia, Juanita, and Candelaria and is survived by his sisters Bernie and Rosina.
Romulo and all his brothers served during the second world war, and all, by God’s grace, came back safely from the war. Romulo received a battle star for the Bougainville, S.I. campaign and also received the Asiatic Pacific Medal.
Romulo was a gifted carpenter, woodworker and carver of many Franciscan statues and other beautiful carvings of doors etc. He was also a master at remodeling homes.
Romulo was a fantastic athlete and baseball player. “Lefty” was a nickname given him by his teammates. He loved to play in a Santa Fe league with his brothers and enjoyed going to watch the Albuquerque Dukes play. His favorite team was the St Louis Cardinals.
Romulo was always helping his sisters, brothers, nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. He was a devoted member of St Francis Cathedral and St Ann’s Catholic Church.
God has truly blessed us with this wonderful man and he will be joining his brothers for a special game against the Angels or the Saints. His brothers have a need for a “Lefty”. Of course he will have his sisters cheering for him. God bless you Romulo.
Please note that a Rosary and Mass will be offered for Romulo at St Ann’s Catholic Church in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Wednesday May 27th. The Rosary will be at 9:00 am followed by the Mass at 10:00 am. Due to the corona virus there will be a limited number allowed in attendance. No other function is scheduled at this time. Also due to the corona virus the burial at the National Cemetery has very limited restrictions and will be scheduled at a later date.
You are asked to pay your final respect to Romulo at the Mass. Romulo will be buried with his precious wife Erlinda.
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