I am saddened to hear of the passing of Lupe; someone I haven't seen for over 30 years, but someone I have never forgotten over all these years. I had the privilege of working with Lupe and another gentleman over the course of two summers for the City of Flint recreation department when we were all young men. Our job was to transport and setup a “bounce house” at a different city playground each day for the neighborhood kids to play on. Some days Lupe would bring his two angelic young daughters to work with him so they could play in the “bounce house” with the other kids that day.
I found Lupe to be a joy to work with. He was kind and gentle, dependable, with a good sense of humor, and was a perfect fit for working with the all of the kids from all of the different city neighborhoods. Each day was more fun than it was work and Lupe had a lot to do with that.
My condolences to Theresa and those two beautiful daughters and the rest of the Gonzalez family. I know Lupe will be greatly missed by all.