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Alvin Anthony Garcia

September 22, 1937 October 2, 2010
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Alvin Anthony Garcia of Dixon passed away peacefully at home Oct. 2, surrounded by family, after a 7 year struggle with a rare form of Parkinsons disease, having just celebrated his 73rd birthday.Originally from San Jose, Alvin moved to rural Dixon in 1969 where he raised his family. After his retirement from UC Davis, he became an avid antique truck enthusiast and collector. He restored several trucks and dedicated many years of service to the Hays Antique Truck Museum in Woodland, where he served as museum curator and past president of the Board of Directors. He launched a volunteer training program, taught historical truck classes and was passionate about history and appreciation of antique trucks. Alvin also served as president of the Central California Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society and was an active member for nearly 20 years. Alvins enthusiasm inspired volunteers, and he was always supportive of them. Alvin was a devoted husband and father and beloved grandpa. He will be greatly missed and not forgotten.He is preceded in death by his parents, Tony and Rita Garcia of Dixon. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; daughters Evelyn Garcia-Williams (husband Robert Williams); Theresa Garcia, and son Robert Garcia; by his grandchildren, Elizabeth and Jason Williams; one brother, Lewis Garcia (wife Jan); nieces and nephews.A rosary service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 7, at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 569 North First Street, Dixon. Viewing begins 5 p.m., rosary at 7 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Peter Catholic Church, 105 Second Street in Dixon, on Friday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m. Internment to follow at Silveyville Cemetery. A reception will be held at St. Peter church hall following the services.Donations may be made in Alvins name to the Hays Antique Truck Museum, 1962 Hays Lane, Woodland, CA, 95667.

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