Massena - Richard F. Garcia, 71, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon August 31, 2013 at his home where he was surrounded by his family and Hospice.
Dick is survived by his wife Linda (Larrow) and two sons, Scott and his wife Karen Garcia, Jason and his wife Nicole, both of Massena.
Also surviving Richard are his seven grandchildren, Cassidy, Megan, Hannah, Carly, Cameron, Max and Lauren, all of Massena; two brothers, John and wife Frances of Bloomington, IN, Joseph and wife Katherine of Waddington, NY and a sister, Sylvia MacPherson of Bloomington, IN.
Richard Graduated from Massena Central and shortly afterward enlisted into the US Army. Richard proudly served his country during the Vietnam era and was honorably discharged. Upon returning from his military service he began his career at Alcoa where he worked as a millwright, retiring after 39 years.
He married his loving wife Linda on January 25, 1969 at the Church of The Sacred Heart. He was a member of the local Elks Lodge B.P.O.E #1702 and AMVETS Post #4 as a life member.
Dick enjoyed camping for many years with his family and friends. He was an avid hunter and sportsman who he liked to spend time at his camp located in South Colton. Along with playing golf, Dick loved to vacation and spend time in the winter months in Lakeland, FL.
Friends and family are welcome to call Thursday (September 5, 2013) at the Phillips Memorial Home, 64 Andrews Street, Massena, from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 4:00 p.m. with Rev. Donald J. Manfred presiding.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Dick's memory may do so to the Hope Lodge; 237 East Ave, Burlington, VT 05401.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.phillipsmemorial.com.
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