Melba Garcia

  • Died: March 20, 2022
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Tel. (215) 281-0100

Tribute & Message From The Family

Melba Garcia (nee Orsini) of Philadelphia, Pa., passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, March 20, 2022. She was 88 years old. Born in Guantanamo, Cuba, she was the daughter of the late Gregorio and Francisca (nee Arenado) Orsini. She is preceded in death by her husband Rafael Garcia, her son Robert Garcia, and four grandchildren.

Melba is survived by her children Ralph Garcia (the Late Diane), Charlie Garcia (Lucy), Angelo Garcia (Glenn), Gregory Garcia, Yvonne Casey (the late Roddy), Melba D'Amore (Nick), and Frank Garcia (Cat), as well as her daughter in law Sue Garcia, her siblings Nona and Paula, 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Melba enjoyed playing with her grandchildren, painting and drawing. She also enjoyed listening to music and dancing. She loved being surrounded by her family and friends. She was an incredible woman and will be forever in our hearts.

Relatives and friends are invited to Melba's Life Celebration on Monday, March 28, 2022, from 10:00am until her Funeral Service at 11:30am at the John F. Givnish Funeral Home, 10975 Academy Road, Philadelphia, Pa, 19154.
Interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society ( in Melba's memory.
Family flowers being provided by United Floral Service (


Condolence & Memory Journal


My deepest condolences. I will not be able to make it to the services, but I will make a donation in her name. All of the Garcias I have met are superb people, so she must have been beyond special. Much love and peace to you all

Posted by Chris Evans - PHILADELPHIA, PA   March 24, 2022

We are so sorry to hear about your mother's passing rest in peace

Posted by David Slimbock Slimbock - Conway, SC - Family Friend   March 23, 2022

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