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Ernesto Garcia

April 26, 2011

Ernesto Garcia passed away the morning of April 20, 2011 at the age of 58 after a courageous, six-year battle with cancer. Born on January 1, 1953 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ernesto Orlando Garcia came to the U.S. on May 1, 1970 where, through hard work and a brilliant mind, he made a beautiful home for himself and his family.  Though a keen and successful businessman, Ernesto will be most remembered as a devoted husband, an adoring father and grandfather, a loyal friend, a passionate marathoner and the ultimate jokester.  He will be eternally remembered by his wife of 38 years, Brenda, daughters Erika Kraetsch and Gabriella Garcia, son-in-law Rob Kraetsch, and grandson Maximilian.  He is also survived by his mother, siblings, nieces and nephews and the countless friends and family members who mourn his loss.  A private memorial service will be held at the family's home on Saturday, April 30 from 1-4 pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to colon cancer research may be made to UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation, in memory of Ernesto Garcia (mail to: 8-950 Factor Building, Box 951780, Los Angeles, CA  90095 or online at www.cancer.ucla.edu/donate). 

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