Blas Martinez Garcia

2x8 Blas Garcia
Blas Martinez Garcia, 70, passed away on Saturday, the 18th of January. He was the son of Gregorio Garcia and Nicolasa Martinez of Port Isabel, TX. He is originally from Texas where they love barbecue, football, and Jesus (but not necessarily in that order). A standout football player, he was named as 1 of 5 players (as a HS Jr.) to the All District team. Blas was a devoted Seahawks season ticket holder and will continue to do his part as the 12th Man from a better place.

A man of very humble beginnings, he overcame abject poverty and bettered himself through education, hard work and determination, giving his family more than he ever had. He served his country with honor for over 20 years in the US Army performing duties all over North and Southeast Asia, to include Vietnam. Afterwards, he finally retired from public service after another 20 years working for the state of Washington. He loved spectating boxing and was an avid runner, competing in marathons in Boston, Panama, Puerto Rico, Atlanta, Huntsville and also the Sound to Narrows run. He was a Red Cross volunteer, and worked with under privileged children. Blas also was active in the hispanic community hoping to help others live a better life. He endeavored to help find closure for families with members missing in action in Vietnam. Even while suffering from his illnesses, he volunteered his time and remaining energy at Allenmore Hospital.

Blas is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Sun, eldest daughter Patricia and her husband Chris, son Patrick and his wife Natsumi, their daughters Elly and Emina, youngest daughter Roxane, Josh, and his dog Ruffy. Also surviving is his mother Nicolasa and many family members residing in his hometown of Port Isabel, TX and relatives throughout South Korea.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 11:00am – 6:00pm @ Hill Funeral Home, 217 E. Pioneer Ave. Puyallup, WA 98372
Funeral Services
Funeral Mass – Thursday, January 23, 2014, 8:45am @ St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 757 138th St. S. Tacoma, WA 98444
A procession will follow Funeral Mass to Tahoma National Cemetery for final prayers & military honors @11:15am

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    • Cammy on February 7, 2014 at 8:43 am
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    Hola. Siento mucho lo que ha pasado con si familiar. Sabemos que en momentos como estos uno necesitamos consuelo. Pero tal vez se pregunten como y de que Fuentes podremos encontrarlo. Hemos hallado que en la Biblia encontramos dicho consuelo. Por ejemplo: Isaías 25:8. Menciona que “Dios se tragará a la muerte para siempre”. Y en Revelación o Apocalipsis 21:4. ” Dios limpiará toda lágrima de sus ojos y la muerte no será más ni existirá ya más lamento ni dolor las cosas anteriores han pasado”. Juan 5:28,28, ” habrá la hora en que todos los que están en sus tumbas oirán su voz y saldrán”. Así qué pueden ver que sí hay una esperanza que Dios y su hijo nos han proporcionado. Una vez más sentimos mucho su dolor aunque ya pasó un mes sabemos que estas palabras le ayudarán todavía a mantenerse esperanzada.

    • Alejandra on February 2, 2022 at 1:06 am
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    I knew Blas a troubled friend. He would come to my GRANMAMAS grocery store every morning to buy “pan dulce” but what he really came was to make fun of me because my Granmama scolded me frequently while working at the store. The last memory f him is sharing a popsicle with me. My eyes well for him as I think back at his tattered clothes…but absolutely proud that he made something of himself. May he have eternal rest in the arms of our life videos ng father YAHWEH. I will see him one day and congratulate him on his achiements. Much love to his family from la nieta de Catarina la duena de la tienda Copa De Oro en “mejiquito”

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