Adolf C. Garcia Sr.
Sept. 12, 1924 – Feb. 22, 2014
Adolf C. Garcia Sr. of Waukesha died on Saturday, February 22, 2014, at his home with his family by his side at the age of 89. He was born in Gonzales, Texas, on September 12, 1924 the son of Longino and Francesca (nee Cantu) Garcia.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. On August 24, 1944, he married Adele Martinez in Gonzales, Texas; she preceded him in death on June 3, 2012. Adolf worked at Grede Foundry for many years retiring in 1989. Following his retirement, he worked at Dealers Warehouse. He enjoyed working as a scoutmaster when his children were young and volunteering at La Casa de Esperanza. Adolf served as the director on the board of the Equal Opportunity Commission of Waukesha and as a translator for the Waukesha Police Department. He was a member of St. William Catholic Church.
He will be sadly missed by his sons, Adolf (Alison) Garcia Jr. of Waukesha and Gerald (fiancée Lisa Andersen) Garcia of New Berlin, and “special father” to Joey Negron, Joleen Schmidt, Joe Ray Hinojosa, Esmeralda Hernandez and Wally Trevino. He had a special place in his heart for his 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Adele, he was preceded in death by his daughter Sonya Garcia in 1977 and his nine brothers and two sisters.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 27, from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Services will continue on Friday, February 28, at the funeral home with a visitation from 10:00 AM until the time of the 11:00 AM funeral service. Graveside services will immediately follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorials are appreciated to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.