Robert Garza

Born:                 October 30, 1966
Died:                  April 16, 2015

Turtle Years:    1999-2006

Section:             Tenor 2

A Turtle’s Tribute:

With broken hearts and tears in our eyes, on April 16,2015, our beloved brother, Robert J. Garza went to dance through Heaven’s gate to reunite with our beloved mother, Maria Antonia Rios Garza and brother, Eduardo Garza.

Robert was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on October 30, 1966 where he began to learn his love for music, dance, and baseball. He earned his Bachelor degree in Business and Finance from the University of Texas-UT Austin.

He traveled the world to spread his wings, fortunately for his family job prospects led him back to Texas. He no longer sings or dances for us, for he has taken his last bow. Now he’s singing praises with His Grace and
dancing with the angels too.

Robert will be deeply missed and remembered for his love of family and friends. He leaves his loving family behind to cherish his memories and carry his legacy of class.

He leaves his sisters; Dalinda Quintanilla (Guadalupe), Celinda Cantu (Emilio), Melinda Lucio (Tony), Hermelinda Torres (Joe) and Ernestina Figueroa (Abraham) and brother Enrique Ernesto Garza; an abundance of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Memory Gardens Funeral Home Chapel with a Holy Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. that same evening.

Funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church with interment to follow at Seaside Memorial Park.

A Turtle’s History

Robert joined the Turtle Creek Chorale in the fall of 1999 as a Tenor II, and  sang a total of 23 concerts through April 2006. His first concert was “A New Dawn” in Oct. 1999, which was the TCC’s 20th anniversary concert; his last concert was “Songs of Our Nation” in April 2006 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. Robert was a singer, a dancer, an instrumentalist and used those talents in “A New Day” in Dec. 1999 in which he played the role of a wooden soldier; in “The Fa La La Follies” in Dec. 2002 in which he played and danced the role of a reindeer; in “Makin’ A List and Checkin’ It Twice” in Dec. 2003 in which he danced as Santa and played percussion; and “Still Dreaming of a White Christmas” in Dec. 2005 in which he joined Gary Floyd and other in a chorus line for “I Want to be a Rockette

2 replies
  1. Scott Adams Baritone I
    Scott Adams Baritone I says:

    How blessed I am as a man to have known and loved Robert in this lifetime. I look so forward to hugging you again.


    I loved Robert. What a sweet man. When I was in the Chorale at the same time we became instant friends. I did not know he had passed. My heart is breaking.


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