YOUNGSTOWN - Julia Garcia, 97, of the city’s East Side, passed away peacefully early Thursday evening, Oct. 1, 2020, at Hospice House in North Lima.
Julia was born May 22, 1923, in the Dominican Republic, and was a daughter of the late Nepolmuno and Maria Abreu Nunez. She came to America and New York City in 1962, and then to Youngstown in 1990.
Mrs. Garcia will always be remembered as “the ultimate homemaker” by her family, and she dedicated her adult life to raising and caring for each of them.
Outside the home, Julia also worked as a talented seamstress for many years, and sewed curtains and costumes for many Broadway shows during her time living in New York.
She enjoyed cooking and gardening, and was an “all-around grandma” to everyone who knew her.
Mrs. Garcia was of the Catholic faith.
Julia leaves two children, Antonio Garcia Sr. of Youngstown and Milargros Garcia of Boardman; two grandchildren, Antonio Jr. (Tamara) Garcia and Wendy Garcia, both of Miami, Fla.; six great-grandchildren, Sienna, Antonia, Daryl, Shavon, and Darile Garcia, and TJ Robbins; and many extended family members in the Dominican Republic.
Julia’s husband of nearly 66 years, Guillermo Garcia, whom she married April 24, 1944, passed away Feb. 7, 2010. Two children, Guillermo Garcia Jr. and Liza Garcia, are also deceased.
There will be no public calling hours or services, but a private memorial service will be held at a later date, and Julia will be laid to rest among family members in her native homeland, the Dominican Republic.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.
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