JOSE GONZALES GRIFFITH, IN
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Jose Gonzales, age 74 of Griffith, IN, passed away at 1:15 p.m., Thursday, February 28, 2013 in his home with his wife, Helen, by his side. Jose was born on November 27, 1938 in Chicago, IL to Dimas and Eleanor (Martinez) Gonzales. In 1956, he enlisted in the beloved United States Marine Corp. He met his future wife, Helen Will in Griffith, IN and they married in Shawneetown, IL on January 27, 1960. They renewed their vows in the presence of God at St. Mary Church, Griffith, IN on November 22, 1963. Throughout his life, he was employed by REA Express Company, and Crown Point School Cooperation until retirement. He was a proud father and even prouder grandfather. He leaves behind many cherished memories of life lessons and laughter, always leading by example and never compromising. Preceding him in death were parents: Eleanor and Dimas Gonzales; brother, Jesse Gonzales; sister, Esther Corona; granddaughters: Maya Quiroz and Nevaeh Salinas; and grandson, Daniel Gonzales. Jose is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Helen Gonzales; brother, John Gonzales; sons: Joseph Dimas, Anthony (Ailene) Gonzales, Roberto (Gloria), Bernard (Deborah), David (Carmi) and John (Elizabeth); daughters: Maria (Michael) Quiroz, Mary (Ruben) Tejeda, Cecelia (Jeremy) Metz, Theresa (Jeff) Krause, Angela (Corey) Peterson; 48 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. No services will be held. Cremation services are entrusted to Midwest Crematory, 247 W. Johnson Rd. La Porte , IN.
Published in The Times on Mar. 3, 2013