Apr 14, 1932---Nov 08, 2022

 

FRANCISCO M. GARCIA-FERRER, MD

 

Dr. Francisco M. Garcia-Ferrer of Overland Park, Kansas, peacefully passed on November 8, 2022, in Creve Coeur, Missouri.

 

Francisco was born on April 14, 1932, to Eduardo Sixto Garcia-Ferrer and Francisca de la Caridad Mendez y Santa Cruz Pacheco in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. He attended the Colegio La Salle in Santiago, and subsequently attended the University of Havana where he completed his medical degree.

 

Although they were childhood acquaintances, Francisco’s first date with his future wife, Cira Angelina Lazo Arroyo  was in 1952, at a New Years Eve dance at the Club Náutico in Santiago de Cuba. Seven years later, on Valentines Day, 1959, they were wed in their home town. Immediately thereafter, the couple moved to Havana whilst Francisco finished medical school at the University. In the midst of the Cuban revolution, Francisco completed his medical training and returned to Santiago where he practiced as a general surgeon until he and his family were granted permission to leave the country.

 

Francisco and Cira immigrated to the United States in 1967, with their first four children who were born in Cuba. They eventually settled in Overland Park, Kansas, and welcomed their fifth child.

 

Once in the United States, Francisco completed his internship at Bethany Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. His medical career included tenures on the medical ward of the Osawatomie State Hospital and many years in the emergency room at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. He ultimately established his private practice in Overland Park and Lenexa, Kansas, serving on the medical staff of Shawnee Mission Medical Center for over 40 years. He officially retired from medical practice in 2017 at the age of 85.

 

Francisco was predeceased by his wife, Cira in 2021, his mother in 1933, his father in 1983, his brother, Eduardo in 2001; his sister, Lourdes in 2015; his sister, Maria Caridad in 2014; and his youngest sister, Rosa in 2020. He is survived by his brother, Rolando of Chicago, Illinois; his five children: Cira (late Joseph Danda) of Mission Hills, Kansas; Carmen (Noe Rodriguez) of Seabrook, Texas; Josephine of Webster Groves, Missouri; Francisco (John Sergent) of Des Peres, Missouri; and Ramon (Angela) of Marietta, Georgia. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

A Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 17, 2022 at the Porter Funeral Home, Lenexa, Kansas with Memorial Services at 10:00 a.m. at the Porter Funeral Home.   Committal services will follow at the Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa, Kansas.

 



Condolences

Michele C. Lim M.D. Nov 20 ,2022

Friend ,Sacramento ,California

Dear Frank and family. I am sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Though I did not meet him personally, I’ve enjoyed the stories you’ve told me about your parents and your family over the years. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts! Michele

Bill Hartong, MD Nov 20 ,2022

Colleague ,Overland Park ,Kansas

So sorry to hear of Francisco's passing. I knew him over the years primarily at Shawnee Mission Hospital. He was a caring and skilled physician who I respected for his kind patient relationships. He certainly will be missed.

Georgia Harvey Nov 21 ,2022

Co worker ,Olathe ,Kansas

Worked with Dr Garcia for many years at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. He always had a smile on his face and loved to talk! He was one of my favorite Dr to work with and he took wonderful care of all his patients. It was a blessing to know him.

Liz LaFlamme Nov 21 ,2022

Friend ,Saint Louis ,Missouri

Dear Frank: What an accomplished doctor and human, your father was. His commitment to medicine and family was so strong. I hope you, John and your family hold fast to your memories and joys you shared with your dad. In the end, that is what helps us endure these difficult losses. Sincerely, Liz

Vlad and Irin Galochkin Dec 03 ,2022

Friends ,Vienna, Austria

Dear Frank and family, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Our Dr. Garcia was not only our family doctor, he was our best friend, our family's well-wisher, an attentive listener, and a very intelligent and interesting conversationalist. He was a man, who devoted himself to people, giving his all to those who most of all needed his help and his word. Your family is in our thoughts. We will always miss our Dr. Garcia!

Services

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Dec 17 ,2022
Time:
9:30 AM
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Event:
Memorial Service
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Dec 17 ,2022
Time:
10:00 AM
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