Barbara Ann Garcia

  • Born: December 6, 1955
  • Died: August 19, 2021
  • Location: Collegeville, Pennsylvania

Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401

Tel. (610) 277-7000

Tribute & Message From The Family


Barbara Ann Garcia of Collegeville passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Thursday evening, August 19, 2021. Born in Philadelphia on December 6, 1955, she was the beloved daughter to the late William and Rita Zeiger (nee Matteo) and sister to William Zeiger of Mays Landing, New Jersey.
Shortly after graduating Little Flower High School in 1973, Barb met the love of her life and best friend Julio Garcia on the Broad Street subway in North Philadelphia. They married in 1978 and began their family with the birth of her cherished daughter Amanda Elizabeth. She loved her family with every fiber of her soul and was very proud of her daughter.
Along with being a devoted wife and mother, Barbara was extremely accomplished in her career as a Senior Director, Global Human Resources Business Partner. She dedicated over 25 years at Sanofi US. She was awarded her professional lifetime accreditation as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). Barbara earned her Bachelor of Science in Management (Magna Cum Laude) and Master of Science in Leadership (Outstanding Academic Achievement at Graduate Level) at Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA.
Barbara loved spending time with her family going to concerts, musical theatre, traveling, spending time at their beach home in Ocean City Maryland and cuddling with her grand-puppy, Reef. Barbara fought her battle with cancer fiercely and gracefully. She never lost hope, her sense of humor or beautiful smile. Even through her health challenges, she was always a ray of light in this world with her caring heart and selflessness. She is described as a perfect soul and will be missed by all who love her.
Barbara is now at peace in the arms of our loving Lord.

Relatives and friends are invited to Barbara's visitation on Sunday August 29 from 10 am to 12 noon at Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Life Celebration Home of East Norriton, 200 W. Germantown Pike. The Garcia family cares about your health and wants to keep everyone as safe as possible! The family encourages you to wear a mask and stay socially distanced during the visitation period. A Celebration of Life date and location to honor Barbara's memory will be announced.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Lung Association (www.lung.org), the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org), or your local Humane Society. The Garcia Family greatly appreciates your generosity in supporting these wonderful organizations.
To share your fondest memories of Barbara, please visit www.lifecelebration.com, 610-277-7000.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I was a colleague of Barbara's at Sanofi. Barbara, was outstanding in her role as a HR Business Partner for our department. But most importantly she was a compassionate and thoughtful person who truly cared for all of the employees at Sanofi. A special Lady that will be missed.

Posted by Charles Gentile - Havertown, PA - coworker   August 30, 2021

John and I cherish the moments that we spent time together with the entire Garcia family. Julio and Amanda........hold tight to your memories for comfort as you face the challenging days ahead. We will always be here for you. We lost a dear friend.....as God gained a beautiful angel.

Posted by Pamela and John Smith - The Villages, FL - Family Friend   August 30, 2021

Julio, you and Amanda are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Marla Driver - Spring City, PA - Friend   August 29, 2021

Barbara was a kind and joyful person who I was so blessed to have known during my time at Sanofi. I will never forget how she welcomed me into the organization and I so appreciated her kindness. She was a bright light and kind soul. Sending my condolences to the family.

Posted by Trisha Fischetti - Alpharetta, GA - coworker   August 28, 2021

Barb was such a nice person. Every time I came to her house she was welcoming, and show such great a hospitality. She was very nice to be around and I remember many fun times at her house or out to dinner with a group of fiends.

Posted by John Lalli - Gilbertsville, PA - friend   August 28, 2021

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We love you and miss you with all our hearts. Until we meet again in heaven, you will always be in our hearts and mind.

Posted by Al Garcia - Philadelphia, PA - family   August 26, 2021

Julio, I just heard of Barbara’s passing. Cynthia Martin told me when I saw her today. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Teresa Sagwitz - Newark, DE - coworker   August 26, 2021

Joe and I will forever cherish the time we shared with Barb. We enjoyed many great dinner dates - rides on the boat -most of all our lovely conversations on the back deck as neighbors and dear friends at our home in Ocean City MD. Rest in peace Barb. May your journey be joyous and my God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Posted by Eve Persicketti - Woolwich, NJ - Friend   August 26, 2021

Julio and Amanda, you know how special Barb was to us as well as you and Amanda. She always had a smile. While she had many career successes, what will be remembered most is her love of family, her kindness, her integrity and her friendship. We are shocked and saddened by her passing and keep you and Amanda in our prayers. May God give you peace and comfort because Barb is now in peace and comfort in Heaven. George and Betsy

Posted by George and Betsy Kissell - Downingtown, PA - Family Friend   August 26, 2021

Barb's family - Please accept my condolences on the passing of this bright light. I so enjoyed working with Barb during out time together at Sanofi.

Posted by Andra Taylor - Clinton, NJ - Coworker   August 25, 2021


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