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Jess J. Gonzalez


1953 - 2016 Obituary Condolences Gallery
Jess J. Gonzalez Obituary
March 19, 1953 - January 5, 2016 Beloved Son, Brother, Uncle and Friend, our Jess passed away on January 5 in his South Pasadena home at age 62. Born in Mezcala, Mexico and arriving with his family in Compton at age 8, Jess accomplished many things in his life -- the first in his family to go to college (B.A., Loyola Marymount '75; J.D., Hastings '78); One of the youngest judges in California history; Counsel for the DFEH and most recently, the L.A. City Attorney's office. But his work did not define him. His smile, generosity and huge heart did. His family was large, but his circle of friends was even larger. Jess loved his San Francisco Giants, his Eagles music, long drives up the coast and his mama's albondigas. Affectionately known to family as "Chuy", he is survived by his parents Ana Maria and Rafael, along with his brothers and sisters, Olivia, Rafael, Carlos, Bertha, Ana, Mario and Eddie. Jess touched so many lives during his time on this Earth with his easygoing charisma and rich sense of humor. He will forever be missed and never forgotten. Memorial services to honor Jess' life will take place at All Souls Mortuary at 4400 Cherry Ave., Long Beach. A viewing will be held Tuesday, January 19 at 6pm, followed by a Mass at 11 am on Wednesday, January 20.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 15 to Jan. 16, 2016
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