It is with great sadness that the family of Dennis P. Garcia announces his passing on September 29, 2018. Mr. Garcia was 73 years old.
Mr. Garcia was born on October 18, 1944 in New York City to Jacinto and Dorcas Garcia and was raised in the Bronx, New York. He graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in 1962 and Fordham University in 1966. He later earned an MBA degree from their School of Business.
Mr. Garcia joined the U.S Army in 1966 receiving his commission through the Reserve Officers' Training Corps. He served in the Vietnam War as a Tank Platoon Leader with 1/69 Armor, 4th Infantry Division and awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He left active duty in July 1970, to work at The Pentagon. He eventually transitioned to a role as a reservist with the Selective Service Administration, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1991.
In 1967, Mr. Garcia married Marie Rose Stavola; they had two sons, Dennis and Steven. The family eventually settled in Scarsdale, New York and spent time at their second home on Cape Cod. Marie Garcia died in 1996.
In 1999, Mr. Garcia married Elisa Cordone. After residing in Katonah, New York, they ultimately relocated to Somers, while enjoying a second home in the Hamptons.
Mr. Garcia began work in the private sector as an executive for the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Organization rising to a senior executive at The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States (now known as AXA) for the majority of his career. He was also an active member of the Institute of Supply Management (ISM), several Veterans Organizations and most recently a Board Member of the Heritage Hills Homeowners Association.
Mr. Garcia is survived by his loving wife Elisa; his eldest son, Dennis and wife Simona of Chicago, Illinois; his youngest son, Steven and wife Angela of Chappaqua, New York; his step-daughter Melissa and husband Daniel Harney of Somers, New York; a total of five grandchildren; his mother Dorcas, sister Marta and brother Larry all of Mahopac, New York. He is also predeceased by his father Jacinto.
Friends may call on October 2, 2018 from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Oelker-Cox & Sinatra Funeral Home, 262 E. Main Street, Mount Kisco, New York. The funeral will be on October 3, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the St. Francis of Assisi Parish at 2 Green Street, Mount Kisco, New York. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mr. Garcia's name to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. »(Do not delete this line. It does not print. Text that is to appear on web must be entered before this line)