Michael David Garcia, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, died on August 21, 2008. He was 68. Mr. Garcia was born on March 26, 1940 in Croton-on-Hudson to the late Manuel and Mary (Scozzafava) Garcia.

He served on the Larchmont Police Force for 37 years and attained the rank of captain in 1987, in which he proudly served until his retirement in 2002. He was a member of the Columbia Police Association and the Westchester Co. Detectives' Association. He was a communicant of Sts. John and Paul Church.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, the former Maria Elizabeth Zarrilli; four children, Karen and her husband Bator Kovacs of Larchmont, Michael Garcia, Jr. of Yorktown, Elizabeth and her husband Gregg Tatarka of New Rochelle, and Benjamin Garcia of Bayside. He has three beautiful grandchildren: Connor and Ryan Kovacs and Joseph Tatarka. His greatest joy in life was his family. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather who loved his family above all else.

Visiting Sunday, August 24 from 2-7 pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, 16 Shea Pl, New Rochelle. A Funeral Mass is scheduled for Monday, August 25 at 10 am at Sts. John and Paul Church in Larchmont NY. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions to The Lustgarten Foundation For Pancreatic Cancer Research, 111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage NY 11714 (1866-789-1000), preferred. www.lloydmaxcy.com