Armando Garcia peacefully went to the heavens on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, in San Angelo, Tx. Armando was born on August 2, 1949, in El paso, Texas. His family moved from Texas to California, where he would live for most of his life. He attended Lake Center Middle School and graduated from Santa Fe High in 1966. After graduating he went to work in different occupations, but one he would always take pride in was working for the school district as a custodian at Lakeside Middle School, William Orr and Lakeview. Armando never had children but when you asked him how many children he had, he would smile and reply “384” referencing his children at the schools. Armando never married but had many beautiful women that he would tell stories about. When asked one time why he never got married he smiled and said “girls, girls, girls.” Armando was a work of art, a ladies’ man, and a lover.
The way someone could describe Armando was like a “Cool Cat,” always taking it all in.
He was a warm and generous soul, always wanting to give gifts just to help someone out when he could.
He was also known for his hilarious side, he could snap back a funny comment without missing a beat, which would always have people laughing. He had great teeth, and a smile that could light up the room. Armando took great pride in anything and everything his hands touched. He had a love for tools, woodworking and bicycles. He took especially good care of his cars, and you could often find him outside working on them. He enjoyed all genres of music, loved Marilyn Monroe and enjoyed a good pair of jeans and a nice pair of shoes.
Mando had a special bond with his brother Gilbert “Kiki” Garcia. They were known as the “Doobie Brothers”, and they shared many years full of laughs and deep love. His sister Laura Osnaya is also someone very dear to his heart. She was always there when he needed her.
Armando formed a special bond with his family in Texas. This is where he lived the last precious moments of his life. No one would have ever known he was suffering from cancer. He never let it be an excuse or be a handicap to him, he lived his last year in happiness, peace, and smiled until the very end.
He is preceded in death by his beloved mother and father, Beatriz and Gilbert Garcia and his sister Virginia “Virgie” Garcia Munoz. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins and friends from California and El Paso. They were always very dear to his heart
The family would like to give a special thanks to St. Gabriels Hospice of San Angelo, Texas. Frankie Osnaya, family in California and neighbors on Adonis Ave. for helping their uncle Mando. Gianna and Jason Stutzman and their children for supporting and loving Armando. Kacey and Randy Dennis for treating him like their own grandpa and being there to laugh and hold his hand until the end. Laddy, Tammy, Angela and Tracy Celaya for keeping him company. Finally, Mike and Tammy Dennis for loving him, laughing with him and caring for him in his final months.