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Andrew Gonzales Jr. Obituary
Andrew Gonzales, Jr.

July 27, 1927 - May 13, 2013


Passed away after a brief illness with his family by his side. Born in Gulfport, Mississippi, he moved his wife and children to San Francisco in 1954 to pursue the American Dream. He held various jobs, attended college, and helped secure financial stability for his family, retiring as business manager for Crowley Maritime Corp. Singing was his avocation. As an elected Senior Senator, his beautiful baritone voice was heard at senior centers and for many years in his church choir, and its Men's Chorus. Andrew's loving and gregarious nature made him beloved by his family and the many people he met throughout the years.


Andrew was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Ruth. He is survived by 4 of his 5 children, 3 siblings, 10 of 11 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorial: 5/23/13, 11am Jones Memorial UMC, 1975 Post, S.F. For a complete obituary and online condolences visit www.cypresslawn.com.



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Published in San Francisco Chronicle on May 19, 2013
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