Mr. Carmen Valentin (Tin) Garcia, age 80, born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, raised in Glorietta, New Mexico and resident of Albuquerque, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2019. Mr. Garcia is survived by his beloved wife, Tillie and many family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Guadalupe and Senaida Garcia; siblings, Antonio, Esquiel, Dolores, Castella, Mike and Joe. Mr. Garcia attended Albuquerque High School and received his GED. He proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean War era and married Tillie Garcia in November 1961. Mr. Garcia worked as an auto mechanic and was a certified master Farrier and grounds keeper for Desert Greens Golf Course and was a member of Cuatro Tiempos Golf club.
A visitation will be Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 2:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW with a Rosary to be recited at 3:00 p.m. A final visitation will be Monday, June 10, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco Dr. SW, with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow services at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mark Garcia, Dr. Reuben Gutierrez DDS, Christopher Lujan, Mark A. Sanchez, Larry Tapia II, Carlos Cruz, Francisco Chavez and Benjamin Cruz.