Virgil was one of our most cherished foundation volunteers. He was proud to be the oldest volunteer, and he showed up religiously for our monthly community clean-ups. If you spent more than 5 minutes with him, you were blessed by his wisdom, compassion and knowledge. If wouldn’t take him long to say something like “I have a story for that”, in response to something the group was discussing. He would then capture everyone’s attention and laughter.
Virgil became a longtime Fairfield resident after serving many years in the United States Air Force (retiring at the rank of Chief Master Sergeant). He was also a master cabinet maker, and could fix pretty much anything. Virgil could be found volunteering with one of the many community programs he proudly served, including Rush Ranch/Access Adventure, the Travis Air Force Base vintage aircraft museum, Pena Adobe Historical Society, and of course, our own Matt Garcia Foundation.
We will miss Virgil. If we all had the dedication and compassion he showed for his community, this world would be a better place.
God bless you Virgil. Rest in Peace.