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Memorial Mass celebrates life of Dr. Hector P. Garcia

Posted: 12:57 PM, Sep 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-18 14:02:44-04
Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Mass
Memorial mass

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A special memorial mass took place this morning at Incarnate Word Academy, celebrating the life of Dr. Hector P. Garcia.

The renowned Mexican-American civil rights leader has many ties with the school.

He served as the personal physician to the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament for many years and all of his daughters graduated from the academy.

Garcia died in 1996 at the age of 82.

One of his daughters, Cecilia Garcia-Akers, was present at the mass and spoke in his honor.