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Visitation

Riewerts Memorial Home
Wednesday April 22nd, 2020
11:30am - 1:00pm

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Interment


Wednesday April 22nd, 2020
2:00pm

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Hermogenes B. Garcia

Hermogenes Garcia, known to many as Hermie, Gene, Pa, Papa, and Apu, peacefully passed away on Sunday, April 12th, 2020.  Born on July 26th, 1958 in Masantol Pampanga, Phillipines to Natalia and Bonifacio Garcia.  He migrated to the United States in the early 1980s  to seek opportunity for his family.

Driven by enthusiasm and love for his  growing family, he worked diligently to provide for them.  His technical skill and amazing work ethic rewarded him in his career as an expert machinist, working about 30 years for Morgan Advanced Ceramics.  He took tremendous pride in the work he did, but always with a humble perspective of how his work went towards a bigger picture of supplying technical ceramics for industries like medical supplies and aerospace.  

As hard as he worked, he was equally easy-going.  He was the life of every gathering of his very large extended family, not for attention, but to make all around him smile and entertained.  His musical talents were always on display for loved ones, or anyone around him who he could tell loved music.  His talent on the guitar was second to only his amazing singing voice.  His light-hearted and playful nature was his charm, and his willingness to serve others went beyond the earthly means.  He was incredibly dedicated in his church, the Iglesia ni Cristo, where he was an active member.  Blessing the congregations he served throughout the years as a choir member, deacon, overseer, and eventually a Head Deacon, leading an entire congregation in all their needs. 

Despite all of his dedication to his work, friends, large family, and faith, he never overlooked his responsibility as a husband and father.  Ensuring he first provided for them, he always focused on the fun stuff.  Jokes, food, affection, activities, videos and pictures, and even selfies, before they were even a thing.  It was rare to get a picture without a funny face or at minimum, a big smile.

He leaves behind a large and grieving family, along with a growing extended family, co-workers, friends, church members, and a lovely wife, Bernadeth, three sons, a daughter, five grandchildren, and countless loved ones that had the privilege to know him.

As his entire family grieves this tragic loss, they reminisce through countless memories, pictures, and videos.  His face more handsome than ever, jokes funnier than they remember, a singing voice even better than ever before.  He really was pure and good in every way.  He was a man who finished his race.

Visitation and interment are private.


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Guestbook

Our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Garcia family. A good man is hard to forget. He will always be in our hearts!

Bong Pumar Apr 22 2020 12:00 AM

TO THE GARCIA FAMILY WIYH OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY AND CODOLENCES MY COMARE SIS BERNADETTE ,AND CHILDREN.KA HERMIE WAS LUCKY HE FINISHED HIS TRACE FAITHFULLY. WE WILL MISSED YOU AND REMEMBER.
FLORES FAMILY KA JAKE ,SUS.JULIET AND JUSTINE

JULIET FLORES Apr 21 2020 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences to the Garcia Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sending you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

-Cruz Family (Ka Alex, Ka Leonie, Alexis & Arianne)
(Locale of Wrightstown)

Alex Cruz Apr 21 2020 12:00 AM

From our family to yours, our sincere condolences. Ive had the blessing to perform alongside Ka Hermie. He will always be remembered.

Jerome Alagay Apr 19 2020 12:00 AM

Our warmest sympathies and condolences to the Garcia family. Our prayers are for you during this difficult time.

-Reuel, Rochelle, Gabrielle and Frances Del Rosario

Reuel Del Rosario Apr 19 2020 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to the family. . It's a shock to know that he passed away. A very good friend and a member of the church. .his memories will always remember. . He finished his race in this life, he is very sure that he'll be with the creator when Christ return.

Belinda Reese Apr 18 2020 12:00 AM

The first time I came here in USA was in New York but moved to New Jersey after several months way back October 1985. I have no car to go to kapilya so Ka Neo asked the Choir who can volunteer to pick me up for practices n worship services. My Ka Ronnie and Ka Hermie together first did it. Ka Hermie and Ka Bernardette did duet during Ka Ronnie n my wedding reception. Ka Hermie N Ka Vince loved to sing duet, too. Well miss you

Delia Naguit Apr 18 2020 12:00 AM

We are extending our deepest condolences and sympathy during this difficult time. Bro. Hermy will always be remembered.

From: El B. Castro and family

El B. Castro Apr 18 2020 12:00 AM

Gene's departure is very sad, shocking, and tragic. Will always be remembered.

Barbara Rafiq Apr 17 2020 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences to the Garcia Family for the passing of Bro Hermie. Our thoughts are with you in this time of grief. Bro. Hermie finished his race. He will always be in our hearts.
With all our love and prayers,
Bro Alex Reyes and Family

Alex Reyes Apr 17 2020 12:00 AM

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