Mike Garcia passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2021 alongside his beloved wife Maria R. Garcia, and three children Michael, Paul Christian, and Katie at Antelope Valley Hospital. Mike was born on September 3, 1960 in Port Hueneme, CA to Marcelo V. Garcia and late Guadalupe Aguirre Garcia. He was the second oldest to 6 children, one preceded him in death, Jesus Garcia. Graduating from Oxnard High School in 1979, Mike enlisted in the United States Air Force as a Integrated Avionics Attack Control Systems Specialist, specializing on the F-16. Mike served his country for 4 years and still had a passion for Avionics and pursued a new career with General Dynamics then relocated to Lockheed Martin where he worked as a Flight Test Engineer for 35 years and retired in 2020. Aside from his love for the F-16, Mike also dedicated his time to serve the community of Sacred Heart Church and surrounding community parishes through the ministries of english and spanish choir and youth ministry. Mike enjoyed reading his bible, praying for and with others, spending time with family, laughing, gardening, barbecuing and traveling.
In 1984 Mike met Maria R Navarro, who he united in holy matrimony in 1986. From this union three children and three grandchildren were brought upon Mike's love for his growing family. Preceding his journey in life, Mike has now been embraced with the loving arms of his mother Guadalupe Garcia, brother Jesus Garcia, and granddaughter baby Aria