Felix Bergara

November 20, 1931 - October 28, 2017
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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.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Service Information

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017

Time: 11:30 am

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


2506 65th Street, Galveston, TX, 77551

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Memorial Information

Donation Information

Galveston Island Humane Society

Phone: 409.740.1919

6814 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77554
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Born: November 20, 1931
Died: October 28, 2017

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Debbie Perthuis posted on 11/13/17

Mamie, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Miss our UTMB days.


Patti Watson Harris posted on 11/4/17

So sorry for your lost Roanna, my Prayers are with you and your family!! Your ole friend Patti Watson Harris!!!


John Sanchez posted on 11/2/17

Mrs. Bergara, Sorry for your loss...Felix was a very good man who never met a stranger. Our thoughts and prays are with you and your family.


John C. Sanchez posted on 11/2/17

Mrs. Bergara, Sorry for your loss...Felix was a very good man who never met a stranger. Our thoughts and prays to you and your family.


Vicki Rutherford Holaday posted on 11/1/17

My prayers and thoughts are with you Becki as well as your sisters and brother. God bless you all.


LUCIO BERGARA PEREZ JR. posted on 10/31/17



YONEDA SANDERS posted on 10/31/17

Becky, I’m sorry about your father’s passing. He did so much for so many people, and I feel your loss. This is your friend, Neda from Lovenberg - BHS Class of 1972. Call me when you can 409-457-2947.


Susan (Carpenter) Sanders posted on 10/31/17

Mamie and Family... My Deepest Condolences, (((HUGS))) and Prayers to you all. I worked at GPD in 1968 and had the pleasure of knowing Felix. Not a bad bone in his body, except maybe if you were a criminal. ?


Gloria Brister posted on 10/31/17

My prayers and condolences to your family. God Bless You.


Jerri Kaluza Hegman posted on 10/31/17

May God place his healing Hands on this family for comfort during this difficult journey! Robert Bergara and lovely sisters Lifting up Prayers for you all.


Deborah Lusby posted on 10/31/17

Dear Rachel, Becky, Robby and Roana, While it may be the natural order of things, there is still no comfort when you lose a parent. I've lost both so fully understand. I've also lost my grandmother to Alzheimer's... a horrible disease where you lose them twice...when the disease takes their mind and when God takes their body. Although it's been at least 40 years since I last saw your dad, I have vivid memories of him at your house on 39th. He was friendly, intelligent, very funny and always made me feel welcomed. He was also a good man, not a perfect man... but who is? Deepest Sympathies, Deborah Lusby


Becki Wortham posted on 10/29/17

Will miss you dearly dad. You are in a better place at the right hand of God. Rest In Peace . Xoxo