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Husband of teacher killed in Texas school shooting dies from heart attack

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Posted at 12:05 PM, May 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-26 19:13:37-04

UVALDE, Texas — The husband of a fourth-grade teacher who died in the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas has died.

Irma Garcia’s husband Joe died just two days after the tragic shooting.

Their family said Joe suffered a heart attack and “passed away due to grief.”

The couple was married for 24 years and leave behind four children.

The couple’s youngest child was in 7th grade.

According to her teacher profile, this was Irma’s 23rd year of teaching. Her entire career in education was at Robb Elementary.

She had been co-teaching with Eva Mireles for five years, the second teacher to have died in the shooting.

As the Associated Press reported, the Archdiocese of San Antonio and the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary confirmed Joe Garcia’s death on Thursday

There will be a Mass on Thursday at Sacred Heart Church in Uvalde for the Garcia family and the wider community.