Former Brevard County Health Department Director Dies

By  //  July 24, 2014

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was with the health department for 23 years

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Former Director of the Brevard County Health Department Dr. Maunuel J. Garcia has passed away at age 82, according to a statement from Dr. Heidar Heshmati, current director of the Brevard County Health Department.

“We are saddened at the passing of Dr. Garcia, who was with the health department for 23 years, retiring in 1997,” said Dr. Heshmati.

Dr. Heidar Heshmati

“Dr. Garcia was devoted in helping people by providing needed public health services to the residents of Brevard County.  Many programs that we have today in our health department are a result of his efforts.

“Dr. Garcia was a friend, mentor and a very fine physician who willingly shared his background and experiences in public health.”  He will be indeed missed by all who knew him.”

The Titusville Health Department was dedicated and named in his honor for his contributions in public health.