Vincent Garza Sr.

August 17, 1927 - February 7, 2018
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Vincent Garza, Sr., 90, of Galveston, passed peacefully in his home on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, surrounded by his family.  He was born in Lockhart, TX on August 17, 1927 to Ricardo and Sabas (Sarah) Garza.  He grew up with four siblings: Gus, Aurora, Magdalena (Molly) and Esperanza (Hope). Mr. Garza was the last surviving member of his family.

Mr. Garza has made his home in Galveston since 1939.  After moving here, he married Gloria Alcala who sadly died giving birth to their daughter, Gloria.

Later in his life, he proudly served in the National Guard achieving the rank of Sergeant. He was later drafted into the US Army and stationed in Alaska during the Korean War.  He was honorably discharged as a Corporal and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.  He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 880 in Galveston.

While working as at UTMB, Mr. Garza met Andrea Gonzales in 1950.  They were soon married.  To that marriage was born their daughter, Carmen and son, Vincent, Jr.  Vincent and Andrea were married 61 years until her death in 2014.

Mr. Garza spent his career as an electrician.  He belonged to the IBEW electrical local for 63 years and spent many years working at UTMB and our local refineries.

Mr. Garza was preceded in death by his parents; his granddaughter, Jennifer Hernandez; and the aforementioned siblings.  He is survived by his children, Gloria Garza Hernandez (Ruben Castillo), Carmen Garza Ryan (Steven Tinney), Vincent, Jr. (Doris Jones); his grandchildren: Erin Hernandez, Heather (Steven) Herrera, Kyle Ryan, Vincent Garza III; and one great grandson, Desmond Hernandez.

The family will receive visitors from 5-8 pm on Thursday, February 15, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home, 3028 Broadway in Galveston, with a rosary at 6:30 pm.  A funeral mass will be held on Friday, February 16, at 10 am at St Patrick Catholic Church, 1010 35th St in Galveston.  Entombment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Galveston.

Pallbearers will be Gus Hernandez Jr., Bobby Garza, Roland Dablo, Rudy Hernandez, Thomas Muir and Gilbert Muir.  Honorary pallbearers will be Vincent Garza III and Kyle Ryan.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Malloy & Son Funeral Home


3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Rosary at 6:30 PM.

Service Information

Date: Friday, February 16, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

St. Patrick Catholic Church


1010 35th St. & Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, February 16, 2018

Time: 11:30 am

Calvary Catholic Cemetery


2506 65th Street, Galveston, TX, 77551

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Born: August 17, 1927
Died: February 7, 2018

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Norma Jean Bruce posted on 2/16/18

Mrs. Asencion Compean and family send our most heartfelt condolences. My mother has fond memories from back in the day when our parents were close friends. Sorry that we were unable to attend the services, know that our prayers are with you. Sending a special hug to Vincent Garza III. From Norma Compean Bruce


Rhonda Morrison Carnahan posted on 2/15/18

Carmen, I am sorry for your loss. I think of you often.


Marina Galindo posted on 2/12/18

My deepest condolences to you Vincent Jr. and the Garza family. May God lighten your heavy hearts and bring you to peace. Rest in paradise Mr. Garza.


Joseph Puma posted on 2/11/18

RIP Vince,I will always cherish the friendship you showed for over 40 years to me for being your son's friend,and for the buddies that you and I became as well.My deepest sympathies to Vincent Jr. ,my godson Vincent III.Carmen,Heather,Kyle and to all of Mr. Garza's family.Say hello to Momo for me. We will always keep you in our hearts.


David Kaplan posted on 2/11/18

I'm very sorry to hear of Mr. Garza's passing. Please accept my sincere sympathy at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.