Claire M. Garcia

| 11 Jan 2023 | 12:29

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

Born Jan. 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.

Her family’s 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, Arizona; 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 was held Jan. 13 at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick.

A funeral service was held Jan. 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.

Arrangements were made by Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home. To send an online condolence, visit