MISSION – Deacon Ismael Garcia, 92, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at Mission Nursing Home.
For many years, Deacon Garcia served at St. Paul’s Catholic Church and other parishes where he assisted with baptisms, weddings, funerals and marriage counseling. He also provided prayer services to residents at Mission Nursing Home.
Survivors include his daughters, Olga Salazar, Sara Garcia, Irma Perez, Carolina Perez and Frances Garcia; sister, Delia Rodriguez; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Francisca R. Garcia, and children, Oralia Jimenez, Ismael Garcia Jr., Nazarrio Garcia and Jose Garcia.
A funeral mass was held on Nov. 6 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Mission. Burial followed at San Jose Cemetery in Mission.