Obituary: Humberto Garcia

Humberto "Bert" Garcia passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 16, 2011. He was surrounded by his family at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas. Bert was the son of Leonardo Garcia and Felipa Lopez. He was 71 years old and born on Aug. 5, 1939, in Mission, Texas.

Humberto retired as a Senior Master Sergeant after proudly serving 25 years in the U.S. Air Force. After retirement, Bert continued to be very active in his community by volunteering at the American Red Cross, the Democratic National Committee and various other organizations.

Bert is survived by the love of his life and wife of 50 wonderful years, Isolde. They were married on Aug. 23, 1960, and had three beautiful children, Gerry, Manny and Lupe. Bert has three wonderful grandchildren, Brad, Manuel and Kelli. Bert is also survived by his five brothers and sisters, Andrea, Pepe, Alejandrina, Manuel, David and Yolanda. He will be sadly missed by his family, friends and all who knew him. The memories will forever be with those who knew and loved him.

"True happiness lies in giving ourselves in love to our brothers and sisters."

A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 22, at Palm Mortuary Eastern, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., Las Vegas.

A military funeral will be held at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Buchanan Way, Boulder City, Nev.