Roberto A. Garcia, age 72, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2008.

He retired from the Air Force after 30 years of dedicated service, 7 years civil service at Medina AFB and 10 years civil service at Kelly AFB.

Roberto is survived by his wife of 45 years, Elva Garcia; children, Illiana G. Kruithof and husband, Ray, Roberto Garcia Jr. and wife, Monika, Linda N. Plante and husband, Andrew; grandchildren, Victoria R. Garcia, Robert C. Garcia, Sierra E. Alvarado, Joshua S. Kruithof, Eilleen R. Plante, Andrew R. Plante; brothers, T.A. Garcia and Ralph Garcia; sister, Eva Pedroza; numerous nieces and nephews.

A rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M. Monday, November 3, 2008 at Sunset Northwest Funeral Home on Bandera Road.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 7893 Grissom Road with Rev. Msgr. Patrick Cronin officiating.

Interment will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with full Military Honors. Please visit for an online memorial and tributes.