Eric Anthony Garcia

January 17, 2021

Eric A. Garcia, age 33, of Calumet City, IL, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving mother, Melva Quesada (Garcia); stepdad, Greg Landeros; cherished brothers: Justin Gregori Landeros and Hermaine (Eddie) Escamilla; dear aunts: Sylvia Hernandez, Norma Burgos, Emmy (Niles) Melero, and Erika Corral; grandparents: Emilia “Jappy” and Rudy Corral; great uncle, Eddie (Maria) Moreno; cousins: Priscilla Silva, Delicia Lopez, Andrea Hernandez, Orlando, Fabian and Lydia Burgos, Mireya Melero, Miranda and Marco Cuanetl, Claire and Gabe Moreno. Godfather to Marco Cuanetl; his precious furbabies: Polar Bear, Jellybean, Frankie Hollywood, Cloud, Zeus and Bebe; paternal siblings: Alicea and Samuel Perez and paternal aunts and uncles: Lori Oviedo, Molly Pena, Angie Gonzales and Larry Perez.

Preceded in death by his cousin, Mario Lopez; birth father, Emilio Perez IV and paternal aunts and uncles: Maria Payan, Rachel Perez and Richard Perez.

Eric was a graduate of Valley High School in Las Vegas, NV and studied Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration at Westwood College. After working at several casinos he fell in love with the entertainment industry. He worked his way up and became the Assistant Food & Beverage Manager at Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, IL. Eric had a presence that can be compared to no other. He had a contagious smile and could take over any dance floor with his captivating dance moves and energy. Eric was a humanitarian, animal lover, funny, loving, passion for politics, always willing to help anyone in need and cared about his community. He loved his family, friends, and furbabies. Eric made you feel at home and loved. He will be reunited with his best friend Brandon and furbaby Zachary. Eric will forever be remembered in our hearts.

Visitation will take place on Sunday, January 31, 2021 from 2:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN) with a Celebration of Life service at 6:00 P.M. Sara Jimenez-Vazquez officiating. Masks are required and social distancing strongly encouraged.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Eric’s family. For information please call 219-736-5840.

Visitation

Sunday, January 31, 2021
2:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft St., Merrillville, IN 46410 VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128

Celebration of Life

Sunday, January 31, 2021
6:00 P.M.
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft St., Merrillville, IN 46410 VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128