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GONZALEZ GEORGE O. GONZALEZ, SR. In living memory of George Oscar Gonzalez, Sr., 77, of McLean, Virginia, who died Friday, June 14, 2013 in Berryville, Virginia. Mr. Gonzalez was born October 30, 1935 in Edcouch, Texas, son of the late Jacinto Gonzalez and Natalia Lozano Gonzalez. He attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated from Florida International University in Miami, FL. After graduating, he joined the Army and served in Military Intelligence. His dream was to be a reporter and joined the Sun Sentinel in Pompano Beach, FL and also the Palm Beach Post Times in Palm Beach, FL and Nassau, Bahamas. He then joined the U.S. Army Intelligence again. He also joined the Army Reserves. He later worked with the U.S. Department of Labor LMSA in Miami, FL and was promoted to Regional LMSA Director at Head Quarters in Washington, DC. George moved on to Director of Veterans Reemployment Rights, from which position he retired. In 1985 George founded The HAGO Company and in 1992 he founded Fort America. Surviving with his wife, Anne Haines Gonzalez, are his son, George O. Gonzalez, Jr. of Chantilly, VA; a daughter, Natalie Gustafson of Lovettsville, VA; his grandchildren, Bartholomew George Gonzalez, Hannah Elise Gustafson, Christina Maria Anne Gonzalez, Hailey Kaye Gustafson, Marissa Katherine Gonzalez, Sophia Haines Gustafson and Nicholas Stephen Gonzalez; and his brothers and sisters, Rebecca Gonzalez Blomquist of St. John, FL, Raul Gonzalez of California, Eva Gonzalez Molina of Corpus Christi, TX, Jacinto Gonzalez, U.S. Air Force Veteran, of Corpus Christi, TX, Teresa Gonzalez Ruiz of Corpus Christi, TX, Mary Alice Gonzalez Baran of Arlington, TX and Edward Gonzalez of San Antonio, TX. His brothers, Armando Gonzalez, U.S. Army Veteran and Luis Gonzalez, U.S. Army Veteran, Battle of Leite and his sister, Olga Gonzalez Reyes preceded him in death. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 6:30 p.m., Sunday, June 23, 2013 at the Worship Center, Leesburg, VA. Arrangements are being handled by Enders & Shirley Funeral Home, Berryville, VA. To view the obituary and send condolences online, please visit

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Published in The Washington Post on June 19, 2013