Gustavo Gonzales, Sr.
May 14, 1927 – July 7, 2018
Our loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, and great great grandfather passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, July 7, 2018.
PFC Gustavo Gonzales, Sr. was a veteran of WWII (Korean Conflict). He retired from the State of New Mexico.
Gustavo Sr. was preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Maida L. Gonzales; sons, Robert A. Gonzales and Eugene P. Gonzales; grandson, Maxie Gonzales; daughter-in-law, Anna Gonzales; parents, Jose and Anita Gonzales; 3 sisters, and 7 brothers. Gustavo Sr. was the last survivor of the immediate family of Anita and Jose Gonzales.
He is survived by his daughter, Marilyn Gonzales-Hart (husband Michael); sons, Max Gonzales (wife Julie), Gustavo Gonzales, Jr., Alfred Gonzales (loving partner Rose Slade), and James Gonzales; sister-in-law, Lucy Gonzales; and Christina Alarid-Gonzales; 9 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
We will miss his wonderful smile and great sense of humor. He will be truly missed by his family and all who loved and knew him.
Love you always.
The family wishes to give a special thanks to the Wound Clinic, their staff (especially Pilar and Christine), and special friend Pamela Barrone.
A rosary for Gustavo Sr. will be held at San Ysidro Catholic Church in Tesuque on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 6:00pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Santa Fe on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 11:00am followed by committal at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:45pm.
Pallbearers will be: Chris Gonzales, Dominic Gonzales, Sabastian Gonzales, Kevin Hart, and Anthony Hart. Honorary pallbearer will be: Bennie Gonzales, Jr.