Ralph Garcia III, 54 passed away July 11 after a brief and sudden illness. Born and raised in Tampa, Ralph was a graduate of HB Plant High School and The University of Tampa. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, The Merrymakers Club, Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla and HB Plant Museum Board of Trustees. Ralph was a founding member and head judge for the Boca Grande Invitational Fishing Tournament benefiting Tampa General Hospital Foundation, a position he served for 10 years.
Ralph loved his family and friends. Always the funny man, he loved to make people laugh. He was preceded in death by his parents, Angeles, and Ralph Garcia. Survived by his wife Beth and daughters Haley and Kelsey, sisters, Angie Ammon (Bob), Ann Vitali (John), Oklahoma City, OK, and Carole Ann Garcia, Malibu, California.
The family received friends, Monday, July 15 6-8 at Brewer and Sons Funeral Home 3328 S. Dale Mabry Hwy. A funeral mass will be celebrated Tuesday, July 16 at 10 am, Christ the King Catholic Church, 821 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, with Msgr. Michael Muhr officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations to Tampa General Foundation in honor of Ralph Garcia, III, and the Boca Grande Invitational. Active pallbearers are Todd Alvarez, Tom Cochran, John Delavergne, Billy Gillen, Andy Jennings, Casey King, Frank Silcox, and William Woodroffe.
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