Joseph Gonzalez

Merrillville, Indiana

Age 82

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Dear Gonzalez Family,
Saddened to read about Pepe' passing...and that of Marce, too. Many fond youth memories growing up with Pepe and all our other young ethnic friends on Harrison Blvd... still talk to my sons about track meets we had within our neighborhood and especially how gifted Pepe was as a person and athlete.
May God Bless all of you with strength to bear his loss and Pepe's soul to rest in peace. And, too, may his memory be eternal.
George J. Thiros, Pittsburgh. PA

Stuart and I are close friends of Louise. We are so sorry for your loss. What a great legacy Pepe left to his family and friends. We hope you find strength through all those who surround you. Sincerely, Eileen and Stuart Solin

My sincere sympathies. He was a great guy. My husband, Don Gourley, had great admiration for him and enjoyed his friendship while at Sears.

With love,

Clarice Gourley

Elaine. Was surprised and sorry when Ramiro Sanchez forwarded the news about Pepe. Thought about you both often and hoped you would show up in San Antonio to see John Turner who worked with Pepe in International and would be able to see you. I get together with John and Pat Sandin frequently for lunch. John recently had a set back and will probably be in a wheelchair. Best memories of you both and wishes for the future. Michael Campbell

Pepe was a great guy and a real contributor to Sears. We will all miss him !

Elaine and family, I want to wish you my most heartfelt condolences on your loss. I had the great honor and privilege of being Pepe's assistant buyer from 1989-1993 at our Skokie offices. I can't begin to tell you how much I learned from him; not just the ins and out of being a buyer, but how to treat people as well. His patience and good humor made every day a pleasure. I don't use this word often to describe someone, but Pepe was truly a great man and I am the better for knowing him. May...

Dear GONZALEZ Family,
PEPE was a good friend and fellow Sears employee during the best years of Sears. I always appreciated his friendship and help, he was a great person who was always willing to offer more than required.
May the family celebrate the great life that PEPE shared with all of us. He will be missed but not forgotten. GOD BLESS the GONZALES family.

We were so sorry to hear of Pepe's passing. I spoke with him recently to try to motivate him to attend our re-union here in the suburbs, but like all of us, too many things and too little time. Pepe was a great guy. Always had a smile, and good word even under difficult circumstances. He worked hard, and was a 'stand up guy' in my book. May the Lord welcome him into Heaven, and be with your family in this time of temporary absence. God Bless. Bob Fuzak

Elaine, My wife and I met you only once, but I worked with Pepe for several years at Sears. He was one terrific person--one of my favorite people--and he will be missed. He brought good will to every one. My sincerest sympathy to you and your family.


Joseph's Obituaries

Joseph A. 'Pepe' Gonzalez age 82, passed away October 26, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was a native of Gary, IN and a graduate of the University of Illinois. Pepe was a Sears executive for 38 years, including 6 years spent in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He served in the US Army where he...

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