In Loving Memory...

In Loving Memory of Jose Sieiro Garcia April 14, 1931 - April 5, 2013
Jun 17, 2013 by Maggi Garcia

Jose Sieiro Garcia was born April 14, 1931 in Xisto, Pontevedra, Spain. Here, he began to learn the craft of stone masonry. The opportunities of work carried Jose to Sao Paulo, Brasil where he continued to hone his craft and met the woman who would be remain by his side throughout his life.


In 1965, Jose and his wife, Gema Sieiro Aparecida, came to the United States to build more than with just stone and mortar. He built a family and a legacy of stone work across the nation's capital and more. With stone, he built foundations for statues, steps and iconic buildings. With Gema, Jose built within his children the foundation of being honorable, honest and strong.


These last few years, Jose's foundation grew weaker from chronic pulmonary issues. It was not surprising to us that each time these diseases would tackle him, Jose would rally the best he could and we were blessed with more time and build more memories with him. We learned in November of 2012, Jose had Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukimia, a cancer of the blood that would weaken his blood cells, chipping away his body's ability to provide itself the ability to fight infections and keep itself sound.


On April 5, 2013, we lost a father, a husband, a man made of stronger stuff than can be built with stone and mortar. We will miss him , love him through all time and we will honor him as best we can.

I don’t think I could be prouder, of anything else in my life, than the gift it is, to call myself his daughter.


On June 1, 2013, my team and I will be bicycling 107 miles in Long Island, NY. Each mile a reminder of epic influence he has had on my life. I ride for him. I ride for a cure. I ride for me, to remember and honor.

Thank you for helping us honor him


The Sieiro Garcia Family

Gema, Maggi, Rob, Becky, Alex and Zach


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Supporter Comments

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    "Our deepest condolences. Jose Santos and family "
     

    Jose Santos

    Tue Apr 09 07:58:10 EDT 2013

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    "Love you, Lady!!"
     

    Amy Humes-Lee

    Thu May 16 02:31:08 EDT 2013

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    "In Memory of your father and loving family. "
     

    Claudia Restrepo

    Tue May 21 06:07:15 EDT 2013

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    "On behalf of your friends at Geek Talk, we are terribly sorry for your loss and know this is how you would want your father's memory to be honored."
     

    Geek Talk

    Tue Apr 09 09:50:34 EDT 2013

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    "We have great memories of Jose and we hope you find peace during this hard time. Jonathan, Alexandra, Allison, Elizabeth Rokita and Lucy, Rick, Owen, Charles Reyno"
     

    Jonathan Rokita

    Sat Apr 13 02:39:50 EDT 2013

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    "I'm so sorry to hear your father lost his battle with cancer. Here's to keeping it from happening to others!"
     

    Jen Ford

    Tue Apr 16 07:40:13 EDT 2013

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    "You're a star, M :)"
     

    David Ault

    Wed Apr 17 04:23:11 EDT 2013

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    "You're a rock star, Maggi! "
     

    John Philibin

    Sun Apr 28 04:07:53 EDT 2013

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    "Sending you love and virtual jaffa cakes from the UK! Go kick cancer's butt. Jen and Jonny x"
     

    Jen Gupta

    Sun Apr 28 04:37:06 EDT 2013

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    "You made an awesome person! Thank you, you will be missed."
     

    Anonymous

    Thu May 02 06:13:35 EDT 2013

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    "2 favorite memories of Jose - 1) "But you don't speak Spanish" when discussing how Carol and I were watching Betty La Fea. 2) Caipirigna's"
     

    Melissa Zarn

    Mon May 06 05:31:32 EDT 2013

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    "Truly a wonderful way to honor your father's memory."
     

    Christine Chance

    Tue May 07 05:09:00 EDT 2013

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    "Margaret - So sorry for your loss. Go kick some cancer butt on your ride! Kevin"
     

    Anonymous

    Tue May 14 01:21:20 EDT 2013

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    "Thanks Maggie. What a beautiful memory. Be strong for the ride"
     

    Arlene Klauber

    Wed May 15 11:46:27 EDT 2013

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    "I'm sure Jose will cheering all the way. Love you Maggie!"
     

    Maria Bertolo

    Mon Apr 29 10:31:33 EDT 2013

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    "We love you Margaret!"
     

    The Stultz Family

    Mon Apr 29 07:51:58 EDT 2013

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    "For M Sieiro Garcia, from fellow sea monkey Mary Stout <3"
     

    Mary S

    Mon Apr 29 05:18:15 EDT 2013

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    "Here's to hoping that a cure is a few pedal strokes and a few donation away. Wishing you strength, Sue and Charlie Bobbish"
     

    Sue and Charlie Bobbish

    Tue Apr 16 09:07:49 EDT 2013

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    "Love you M. Gwen and GA"
     

    Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard

    Tue Apr 16 04:35:01 EDT 2013

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    "Spread your father's spirit wherever you bike. Best, Robin"
     

    Robin Lee

    Mon Apr 08 05:01:25 EDT 2013

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    "You go, girl!! In memory of wonderful dads."
     

    Jaime Lee

    Tue Apr 30 10:41:21 EDT 2013

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    "Love you, My M!"
     

    Tom Backus

    Wed May 15 01:44:16 EDT 2013

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    "In memory of the 05-05-05 death of my husband, Phil Walsh, due to Lymphoma."
     

    Bruja

    Tue Apr 30 11:28:47 EDT 2013

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My Thanks To

Adriana Weber  
Claudia Restrepo  
Rebecca Cardwell  
Amy Humes-Lee  
Tom Backus  
Phyllis Frosst  
Arlene Klauber  
Ben Netter  
Colin Taylor  
Christine Chance  
Melissa Zarn  
Robert Rathe  
Ana Rivas Beck  
Bruja  
Jaime Lee  
suzanne rosin  
Mark Zaricor  
Maria Bertolo  
The Stultz Family  
The Twinados  
Mary S  
Kim Gianopoulos  
Jen Gupta  
John Philibin  
Brian M Oldham  
Jack and Grant Otto  
David Ault  
Cathy Sandifer  
Anand Trivedi  
Michael Spitzer  
Pete Milan  
Sue and Charlie Bobbish  
Jen Ford  
Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard  
walpie  
Jonathan Rokita  
Jose Santos  
Geek Talk  
Robin Lee  
Tracy Reynolds  
Marleigh Norton  
Carol Goldener  
Xnii  
Nelmarie Miranda  
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