Hubertino ‘Tino’ Garcia
Hubertino “Tino” Garcia was born on Sept. 18, 1964, in Las Jicamas, Mexico, and died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was loved immensely by his wife, two children, immediate and extended family, co-workers and friends.
Tino grew up on the ranch in Las Jicamas, Mexico, where he learned to love the land and animals on it. Tino served in the Mexican Army prior to arriving in the US. Tino came to the United States in the 1980s.
On June 17, 1995, Tino married his soulmate Mary. On April 4, 1997, they were blessed with their first child, Murphy Rose. On Oct. 6, 1998, they were blessed with their second child, Benjamin Cruz.
A few years later, Tino and Mary built their dream home in Elburn. Tino continued to build his dream while working full time as an HVAC specialist and running his own landscape business, Family Lawn and Garden Care.
In September 2003, Tino became a U.S. citizen.
Tino was extremely hard-working, loving, caring, comical and a happy man. He loved his family, work, music, food and the great outdoors. But most importantly, he loved helping and making people happy.
Tino enjoyed fixing cars, collecting just about anything, fishing, cooking, playing his guitar, making jewelry and other crafts. Tino was always cracking jokes, teasing and trying to put a smile on someone’s face. When he was working, Tino wanted his clients, residents and co-workers to be happy and comfortable. Tino would go out at any time, day or night, to help someone who was having a problem with a car, furnace, air conditioner or any other emergency. He always put others before himself.
Tino was extremely proud of his family, accomplishments and Mexican heritage. He loved sharing stories and everything about his culture.
Although his family have lost someone so special and dear in their lives, he will always be living in their memory and hearts. Never shall they ever forget how Tino touched this Darth with his loving hands.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Murphy; son, Benji; mother, Emperatriz; father, Javier; sisters, Ana and Laura; brothers, Javier, Fernando, Juan de Dios, Guadalupe, Cruz and Hugo; niece, Fernanda; nephews, Christopher and Victor; and an infinite many more.
Visitation will take place on Friday, Feb. 14, from 3 to 9 p.m. at Yurs Funeral Home, 1771 W. State St., Geneva. Funeral service will take place at St. Galls Catholic Church, 120 W. Shannon St., Elburn, on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 12:30 p.m. Interment will be at Blackberry Cemetery, Route 47 and Keslinger Road, Elburn.
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