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Eladio H. Gonzalez

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Eladio H. Gonzalez Obituary
January 8, 1932 - January 6, 2016 Loving father and grandfather passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and friends. Eladio was born in Zaza del Medio, Cuba to Francisco Gonzalez (Spain) and Antonia Hernandez (Cuba). He was the youngest of eleven brothers and sisters. He made his way to New York in 1956, with his sister Gloria, forever cementing his love of New York in his heart. In 1962 he would make his way to California where he would fall in love with Carmen Martinez (Bolivia) get married and start a family. He would go on to work for the Century Plaza Hotel when they opened their doors in 1966. Hosting many celebrities, foreign dignitaries and presidents, with his captivating good looks and charm he was often mistaken as a movie star. After a long successful career he retired from Southwestern Industries to spend time doting on his first of three grandchildren. Heartbroken following the tragedy of the 9/11 World Trade Center but grateful for the survival of his niece Jenny from one of the towers, he began an 8 mile walk every day, rain or shine, to quietly honor all first responders. Many would recognize him from this walk sporting his trademark cap, his bottle of water and Hershey's chocolates. Making many friends along the way with his signature peace sign greeting. He was a devout Catholic attending mass every Sunday at 7am, he was humble never boastful. He loved life and getting up early. He loved his family and adored his grandchildren. He loved birds, animals and nature, hiking, gardening and chocolates. He loved reading, Jazz, Cuban music, Cuban pork, anything Cuban and baseball. He always believed there was room for dessert. He had a great sense of humor, joking up until hours before he passed away. He is survived by Carmen, his children Edgar, Jorge, Monica and son-in-law Cris Hartwick. His grandchildren Marisa Hartwick, Sara and Antonio and his many cousins, nieces and nephews all over the world. The family would like to recognize and thank the incredible doctors, nurses and staff at the USC Norris Cancer Center for their outstanding support and dedicated team. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, in his name. Services will be held at Holy Cross Mortuary in Culver City, 5835 W. Slauson Ave. (310-836-5500). Viewing will be held Friday, January, 15th at 5pm to 8pm (Rosary at 6:30 pm) Followed by his Funeral Saturday, January 16th at 11:am with reception to follow.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 12 to Jan. 15, 2016
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