Frederick L. “Fred” Garcia

August 28, 1941 - August 31, 2019

08/28/1941 - 08/31/2019

Frederick L. “Fred” Garcia, 78, of Shadyside, OH died Saturday August 31, 2019, at his home as a result of a tragic tractor accident.

Fred was born August 28, 1941, in Glendale, WV a son of the late Frederick and Lucille Fahnestock Garcia.

Fred was retired from American Electric Power’s former Kammer-Mitchell Plant, Moundsville,WV, a Presbyterian by Faith and a Navy Veteran.

Surviving is his wife of 56 years, Pat Rankin Garcia , a son, Alan Garcia of Columbus, OH a daughter, Carla Garcia of Cambridge, OH, a brother Mick Garcia of Moundsville, WV, grandchildren, Danielle Dvorak, Alan Dvorak, and Carlee Kuntz.

Fred loved Baseball and Drag Racing his 1969 Pontiac GTO. He loved animals and is survived by his pet dog Annie.

In honoring Fred’s wishes there will be no visitation.

Bauknecht-Altmeyer F.H., Shadyside, OH is assisting the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Belmont County Animal Shelter at

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Bruce & Melissa (Bumba) Conaway
4 years ago

We our so sorry for your loss. He was always so nice and waving when we drove by while he was walking his little buddy.. You are in our thoughts.

Rich Dailey
4 years ago

Pat, I’m very sorry to hear about Fred. I haven’t seen you all for many years, but You are in my thoughts.

Sam Hanasky
4 years ago

Sorry to hear of Fred’s tragic death, may God bless Fred, manny Prayers for his family at this difficult time.

Bill & Elaine (Parker) Hess
4 years ago

Dear Patty, Alan, Carla & Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Fred. We always saw him walking the dog and would wave or stop to chat with him. He was a great guy and neighbor. Please let us know if we can help in any way. May God comfort you with His love and peace.

Randy Whitlatch
4 years ago

Worked with Fred at Kammer Plant a truly great guy that will be missed

Sue Junkins
4 years ago

To Pat and extended family…I am so sorry you have lost Fred but remember there will be a great reunion in Heaven for believers. Have known Pat and her sister from years ago at SHS. May GOD give you comfort in this trying time and happy memories in the days ahead.

Richard Kocher
4 years ago

Such great memories hanging out down Fred’s. He was the best mechanic I have ever known. Anyone on the hill with car trouble ended up at Freddy’s. Every once and awhile we could hear Fred in the goat making a few passes in front of his house.
Pat, Alan and Carla, we are so sorry he is gone.
Rich & Lisa Kocher

Cheryl J Skinner,Tri-State Military Museum
4 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Frederick L. Garcia, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, Frederick L. Garcia, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

The Bess family
4 years ago

First of all Pat, Alan, and Carla, we want to say how deeply sorry we all are for Fred’s passing. And also to let you know he will surely be missed by all of us. We’ve known fred and you all for 40 years and in all honesty, are the best neighbors we’ve had. Tom has always looked up to fred for his hard working ethics and his knowledge for cars. They were very much alike in many ways. Tom has been a very hard worker and a car buff as well.They got along very well and I’m glad Tom has those great memories of fred because hes sure going to miss him. Me and the kids will too. Your kids and my kids grew up together and your kids were always over here. I loved them now and still do. My heart goes out to you pat but please never forget, we are here for you and the kids. May fred be at peace in heaven. Amen

Kelly Roseberry imer
4 years ago

May prayers give you strength at this very sad and difficult time. Although I did not have the pleasure of knowing mr. Garcia I went to school with his son Alan. My prayers are with the entire family