Alberto G. Garcia, of Archbold, was born to Juanita Padilla-Gracia & Alberto G. Garcia on Oct. 27, 1950, in Brownsville, Texas.
He married Andrea L. Westrick on April 22, 1971, and celebrated 47 years of marriage.
As a young man, he accepted Jesus Christ into his heart and soul. After a brief, yet courageous battle, he passed into eternal glory on April 17, 2019, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio on Westrick Drive in Defiance, and is now celebrating at the feet of his Lord and Savior.
He was a lifelong member of Iglesia Menonita Del Buen Pastor, Archbold, and served his church cheerfully as a church council member, helpful aide on the building committee, drummer & soundman, during the past 50 years.
He realized his dream of being an entrepreneur during the early 90s as founder of G.T. Contracting, Inc., a dream of providing a legacy for a family business that would carry on into future generations with their roots in Northwest Ohio.
He loved the pavement maintenance business so much and had many decades of influence on his employees, both family & good friends of family who commonly referred to him as “Boss.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, Juanita & Jose Tijerina, who both lovingly raised him to be the strong example of a son, brother, husband, father, uncle, friend and leader that he was.
In addition to his wife, Andrea, he is survived by children, Alana (Marco) Garcia- Ramos, Bay City, Mich.; Julia Garcia, Wauseon; Victoria (Dennis) Crawford, Toledo; Alberto J. (Genie) Garcia, Archbold; & Jose (Dreau) Garcia, Stryker.
He is survived also by 14 grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Also surviving are siblings Antonia (Conrado) Jensen, Jose G. Tijerina, Juanita (Michael) Hammersmith, Adelina (Chris) Grime, Jacob (Betsy) Tijerina and Pedro (Loli) Garcia, Alberto (Mary Kay) Garcia, Juan (Virginia) Garcia, Claudio (Irma) Garcia, & Oscar Garcia.
A celebration of life memorial service was held on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Iglesia Menonita Del Buen Pastor in Archbold with Pastor David Tijerina officiating.
The family suggests memorials be given to Iglesia Menonita Del Buen Pastor and to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
Short Funeral Home in Archbold was entrusted with the arrangements. www.ShortFu neralHome.com.
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