Michael David Garcia
Michael Garcia 58 yrs known to many as “Mijo”. Born in Santa Barbara died from an auto accident returning home from a camping trip with his friend Brett and cousin Robert.
Michael was a true “outdoors” man. He was adventurous and loved camping, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, gardening, BBQs with family and friends, and had a passion for growing orchids. Michael’s big heart was evidenced by the many lives he touched. He was fun loving, generous, caring, had an eclectic collection of tasteful music, and had an innate ability to make friends easily. He was truly the friendly icon in the neighborhood, a rare kind these days.
He graduated with an MBA in Finance from the University of La Verne. He retired from the City of Santa Barbara in 2016 after 27 yrs. Michael was a gifted engineer of mechanics and recently opened his own business in equipment repair called, La Cima Equipment Repair.
He is survived by his son Michael H. Garcia, daughter Jessica Garcia, five grandchildren, brother Frank Garcia (Maria), sisters Elizabeth Garcia-Nieto (Aaron), Debbie Conner (Mike), Anita Carmichael, mother Eleanor Galindo, his dogs Chica and Fern, predeceased by his father Frank Garcia. Michael will be remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.
The family wishes to thank all who gave their support through this difficult time. Michael will be deeply missed and will forever live in our hearts.
A celebration of life will be held at MacKenzie park on November 11th 1pm-6pm, memorial service beginning at 3:00 pm.