Claire M. Garcia


Claire M. Garcia, a lifetime resident of Warwick, NY, passed away on January 7, 2023 at Schervier Pavilion. She was 91 years old.

Born January 7, 1932, she was the daughter of William T. and Mary (nee Yungman) Miller.

Claire was the co-owner of Miller Monument Works with her son John.

A graduate of Warwick High School Class of 1949, and a varsity cheerleader, Claire remained a supporter of Warwick schools and their sports programs which she attended regularly to watch her grandsons’ games. She was a longtime member of the Warwick Athletic Association. Claire was also a real estate agent for Raynor Realty at one time.

A family statement reads, “Claire was a loving Mom and a hands-on Grandma to her four beloved grandsons. She loved spending time with her “boys” and especially loved making big dinners for us all. Having grown up in Warwick, she knew everyone and made conversation with anyone she came across on the village sidewalks.”

Claire is survived by her three sons: John and his wife Gwen of Warwick; Bill and his wife Sharon of Warwick, and Tom of Phoenix, AZ; four beloved grandsons: John and his wife Bria, Brad, Rocco and his girlfriend Sydney and Nicholas, all of Warwick. She was predeceased by her husband Rocco.

Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2023 at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 14 at the funeral home, followed by interment in Warwick Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff at Schervier Pavilion for their loving care and patience during Claire’s stay.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Claire’s memory to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church,  95 Kings Highway, Warwick, NY 10990.

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Garcia family, Diane and I are very sorry of the passing of your mom, Mother in Law, and Grandmother. She was always there for everyone. She was a pillar of Warwick knowledge an one of the few long time real Warwick people that were left.. Her family all sport fans can expect to hear her voice at any sports game you attend, and you will all say I think I hear Mom. Garcia family, we will always remember the good times there were many. Diane and Frank Fotino
Frank Fotino
My condolences to the family on the loss of Claire. A great lady, model to the community and will surely be missed at Warwick football games.
Willam Maslanka
The Garcia Family, Our sincere condolences and prayers to your family during this difficult time. Warmest regards, Michael and Kathleen Lowry & family
Michael Lowry and Family
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