I am honoring David Garcia 40, from Freeport, NY, Consultant for Marsh&McLennan Cos.
It took some time but I was able to find quite a bit of information on David and it is clear to me that he was and is loved for many reasons, but above all, "he found everyone interesting."
David Garcia met and married his college sweetheart, Deborah, and they later brought 2 wonderful young men, Davin and Dylan into the world. It was, a 20 year love affair.
He was an amicable man that was easily able to start a conversation with complete strangers, simply because no one was a stranger to him.
David's life was not without struggle nor triumph as he dealt daily with a degenerative eye disease that left him legally blind, but as a man of perseverance, David overcame his struggle and triumphed into a loving, caring, intelligent individual, husband and father. Armed with a degree in mathematics and computer science, David became a computer programmer and then later a consultant.
A strong and confident man, David delighted and doted on his family and could often be found at the Little League field or the beach with his sons where they would take the boat along the Hudson River. David and his family traveled abroad to Japan and Spain, where he had family. They also took skiing trips to Vermont and camping trips to Maine.
Clearly David was a warm, caring, kind individual, the kind that we all wish would walk beside us, pass by us or become a part of our lives.
I find this quote by Ghandi to be most fitting for David. "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." You, David Garcia are the embodiment of this and so much more.
May you rest in peace.