Pablo A. Garcia, 73, of Rock Island, died Monday, January 13, 2020 at UnityPoint Health – Trinity, Rock Island. A funeral mass will be 10:30 am Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island. A rosary will be recited at 4 pm Tuesday, January 21, 2020 followed by visitation from 4:30-7 pm at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 3030 7th Avenue, Rock Island. Cremation rites will follow services. Memorials may be made in care of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Pablo was born in Laredo, Texas on May 13, 1946, a son of Guillermo and Aurora Ayala Garcia. He married Gloria Almanza on October 30, 1971 in East Moline, Illinois.
Pablo worked as a millwright for Sivyer Steel Corporation, Bettendorf, for 26 years and retired in 2000.
He was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, Rock Island. To many, he was known as, “Mr. Fix-It,” or a, “Jack of all trades.” He enjoyed listening to music, especially the Beatles or ZZ Top and watching football. He was always willing to lend a helping hand.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Gloria Garcia, Rock Island; children, Cynthia (Richard) Garcia-Blacker, Rock Island, Daniel Garcia, Moline and Alberto (Lisa) Garcia, Rock Island; grandchildren, Wyatt, Danielle, Mia, Asia, Nikki, Kyra, Daisy, Daniel Jr., Deonte, JP, Jorgie, Big Jorgie, Ava, Roman, Key Key, Josh, Joey, Isabella, Dre, Shy and J-Kel; 11 great-grandchildren; siblings, Guillermo (Hilda) Garcia, Jr., Samuel (Rosa) Garcia, Jose (Joey) Garcia, Eusebia Garza, Aurora (Jorge) Reyna and Anita Salinas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter – Edna Duarte and brother – Antonio Garcia.
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