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OBIT-David Garcia

MISSION - David I. Garcia, 86, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at his residence. He was born on March 14, 1926 in Mission

Survivors include his children, Minerva Perez, San Juanita Saenz, Tomas Garcia, Rosie Vela and Betty Gonzalez; 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

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OBIT-Robert Javier Garza

Former Mission Police Chief Robert Javier Garza, 82, passed away early Friday morning, Sept. 7, 2012.

Chief Garza was born Sept. 18, 1929 to Santiago and Olivia Garza in Rio Grande City where he was raised with his seven brothers.

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OBIT-Martin Cabrera Rubio

MISSION - Martin Cabrera Rubio, 43, passed away on Monday, Sept. 11, 2012 in Mission.

He is survived by his wife Juliana; children, Nathaniel and Kaitlyn Rubio; and mother, Maria Luisa, all of Mission; and three sisters and one brother in the Philippines.

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OBIT-Georgia Strickland

MISSION - Georgia Strickland, 81, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Ernie Strickland; children, Diane Blouin, George Strickland and Patty Strickland; and six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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DEATH NOTICE-Roldan Jorge Bocanegra

ALTON – A funeral service for Roldan Jorge Bocanegra was held Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Rivera Funeral Home in McAllen. Burial followed at La Pieda Cemetery in McAllen.

DEATH NOTICE-Maria Silva

GRANJENO - Funeral mass for Maria Silva will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Granjeno. Burial will be at the Granjeno Cemetery.

DEATH NOTICE-Maria Moreno

MISSION - Viewing for Maria Moreno will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, with a chapel service at 7 p.m. at Virgil Wilson Mortuary in Mission.

DEATH NOTICE-Juanita Martinez

MISSION – A funeral mass for Juanita Martinez was held Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Mission.

DEATH NOTICE-Robert Garza

MISSION - Visitation for Robert Garza will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home, with a rosary service at 7 p.m.

OBIT-Maria Magallan Silva

GRANJENO - Maria Magallan Silva, 86, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in McAllen. She was born on September 12, 1925, in Granjeno where she was a lifelong resident.

Survivors include her daughters, Rosa Belia Ojeda, Idalia Segura and Sandra Sims; son, Trinidad Silva; brothers, Alberto Magallan, Gilberto Magallan and Miguel Magallan; sisters, Enidia Villalon and Molly Moreno; and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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OBIT-Carmen Delgado

MISSION - Carmen Delgado, 89, passed away Friday, August 31, 2012 at Life Care Hospital of South Texas in McAllen. She was born to Juan Lopez and Maria Antonia Martinez on January 16, 1923 in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Survivors include children, Micaela Cantu, Raquel Vasquez, Margarita Rodriguez, Maria Antonia Garza, Carmen Garza, Martha Delgado, Angel Delgado, Pedro Delgado, Jaime Delgado and Juan Antonio Delgado; and 29 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

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OBIT-Lt. Col. Edward J. Sandy

Lt. Col. Edward J. Sandy passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. Born in Lake Forest IL, 1916, Lt. Col. Sandy was the navigator aboard a B-29b based in Guam in WWII. He flew 16 missions and was awarded the Air Medal. He later founded and operated Commercial Scale Co Inc. of Springfield, Mass. While serving in the Air Force Reserves, he became the Liaison Coordinator in New England for the Air Force Academy admissions. He was an accomplished artist and past president of the Upper Valley Art League.

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DEATH NOTICE-Maria Luisa Flores

SULLIVAN CITY - Visitation for Maria Luisa Flores will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, with a 7 p.m. rosary at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.

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