EDWARD JOSEPH GONZALES 2/15/1958 - 7/10/2013 Edward Joseph Gonzales (Eddie) passed away July 10, 2013 at his home in Barstow. Born February 15, 1958 in Roswell, N.M. to Jose Gonzales and the late Esther Gonzales. He was preceded in death by brother Michael. Eddie worked construction most of his career as well as at MCLB before retiring. He was well known on the motocross circuit in his younger years, winning numerous events. Riding was one of his passions. An avid golfer, Eddie spent many enjoyable hours on the course. His boys were a source of great pride and he enjoyed coaching them in football and attending their many sporting activities. Eddie will be remembered as witty, fun and forever telling jokes and spinning tall tales. He leaves behind sons Justin and Cody Gonzales; daughter-in-law Janeese; treasured grandchildren Hayden, Ashlyn and Parker; sister Roberta Gonzales-Hahn; his beloved uncle Ruben Montijo; Nino Ernie Gonzales; and many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. A Rosary will be held Wednesday, July 17th at 9:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church with a memorial service at 10:00 a.m. There will be a celebration of Eddie's life immediately after at Rosita's Restaurant in Barstow.
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Published in the Daily Press on July 16, 2013