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Gonzalez, Elaine L. "Chocolate Goddess" (nee Garcia) Age 79, of Northbrook, IL and Gary, IN, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 25, 2014 following a lengthy illness. Elaine was an award-winning chocolate instructor and the author of The Art of Chocolate (Chronicle Books, 1998) and Chocolate Artistry (Contemporary Books, 1983) and a major contributor to the candy chapter of The New Joy of Cooking (Scribner, 1997). Elaine was a graduate of Froebel High School and Northwestern University graduating Magna Cum Laude. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years and the love of her life, Joseph A. "Pepe" Gonzalez. Elaine is survived by her children, Jay (Lisa Peterson) Gonzalez, Carla (Mike) Pister and Lisa (Andrew) Torre; grandchildren, Jackson, Michael, Lucas and Ana Lucia; sister, Louise Harrison; many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends who all enjoyed her chocolate creations. Preceded in death by her parents, Adenso and Mary Garcia. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN, with Rev. Andrew J. Corona officiating. Entombment to follow at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 3:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the funeral chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials made to the Les Turner ALS Foundation, 847-679-3311. For information, call 219-736-5840. www.calumetparkfuneralchapel.com.

Published in the Post Tribune on July 27, 2014
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