Rudy L. Garcia, age 72 of East Chicago, IN passed away Saturday, June 4, 2022. Rudy is survived by 4 siblings: Mary Sanchez, Jose (Alice) Garcia, Isabell (William Tronjo) Garcia and Xavier Garcia; sister-in-law, Diane Garcia; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by parents: Joseph and Hope (nee Cortez) Garcia; and siblings: Alice Quijas, Jesse James (late Rosa) Garcia, Henry Garcia, Angel Garcia, and Salvador Garcia.
Visitation at FIFE FUNERAL HOME, 4201 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago, IN will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Cremation to follow. Deacon Ray Helfen will hold services 7:00 pm Wednesday. The American Legion Allied Post #369 will conduct Military Honors at St. John Cemetery, Hammond, IN at 10:30 AM on Friday, June 24, 2022.
Rudy retired from Arcelor Mittal Steel Company. Rudy attended St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School in East Chicago, then graduated from East Chicago Washington High School in 1968. He then joined the United States Armed Forces serving in the Army with an Honorable Discharge and was a member of the American Legion. He then returned home and worked at Inland (Mittal) Steel in East Chicago. He attended Prairie State College and earned an apprenticeship as a skilled mechanic for Inland Steel. A proud American and true Patriot, he believed in standing for the flag and kneeling for the cross. Rudy was known for his comical sense of humor and self-made jokes. He was a fighter and loved his family, friends, and sports. Rudy never married or had children, but had so much love from his siblings, nieces and nephews. He was so much fun to be around; full of knowledge and loved sharing it especially with the children.
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