Felix Bergara, also known as “Kojack” died peacefully at home with his family by his side. He retired from the Galveston Police Department in 1992 after proudly serving for twenty-seven years. A former patrol and beat officer, Bergara made detective in 1968 and was assigned to the criminal investigation division where he received numerous awards, recognitions, and letters of appreciation for his service. Prior to the police department, he worked as a longshoreman at Todd’s Dry Dock and Moody Compress. Throughout his tenure with GPD he continued to work part-time on the wharves and was a member of the I.L.A. Local #20. Bergara served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954 and fought in the Korean War. A football and baseball enthusiast, Bergara played with a local Galveston team, “El Macambo Bluebirds.” He also enjoyed playing dominoes with friends at his favorite local hangouts.
He is preceded in death by, father Refugio Bergara; mother Guadalupe Chapa Bergara; brother Luciano (Chester) Bergara; sister Cleotilde (Tillie) Bergara Dunn; infant daughter Juanita Bergara. He leaves behind his loving wife of forty-three years, Mamie; daughters Lupe Bergara Ruttiger (Ronnie), Rachel Wyatt (David), Rebecca Wortham (Barry), Roanna Cornett (Gary); son Robert; step-daughter Yvonne Garcia; brother Lee Bergara. He will be dearly missed by our grandchildren, Officer Dyllon Garcia and Miss Paige Garcia; dearest friend Tile Salinas of San Antonio; and numerous other relatives and friends.
At this time, Mr. Bergara’s family would like to give a special thank you to Texas Home Health Hospice Team: Mary, Latoya, Yolanda and Chaplain David; and Betty Greer for all the care and kindness she gave to Mr. Bergara for the last three years.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Ruttiger, Jr., Ronney Garcia, Dyllon Garcia, Joseph Moreno, Victor Moreno III., and Jimmy Cruz Rodriguez.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Malloy & Son Funeral Home, 3028 Broadway, Galveston. The funeral service will start at 11:30 a.m. with burial following at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Galveston Island Humane Society in the name of Felix Bergara and his beloved dog, Scrappy.