Gulf Breeze - Angel Gonzalez, Jr., age 69, died peacefully after losing his battle to cancer on April 3, 2021. Angel was the rock of his family and is missed tremendously. He was born in Havana, Cuba, and immigrated with his family to Tampa, FL as a young boy. He graduated from Plant High School. Angel met the love of his life, Gail Crisafulli, while he attended Hillsborough Community College. Angel and Gail married in 1975 and settled in Bonita Springs, FL to eventually raise their family of four children. They remained in Bonita Springs, until relocating to Gulf Breeze, FL in 2005.
He put his heart and soul into most everything he did. Angel had the gift of connecting with people. Whether it was the work of running his own sod business (Sod Unlimited), or selling insurance for Metlife and The Franklin, he knew how to leave a lasting impression by being his true self and bringing positivity to those he met. Angel loved the game of baseball, from childhood through college, then spent many years coaching little league and umpiring for local teams. He was also an avid golfer, always aiming for the best score and usually winning. He balanced his competitive nature with his kindness. Giving his all to family,
Angel made sure that his children's and grandchildren's needs were always met. Lending a helping hand to others always came naturally to him.
Angel is survived by his wife of 45 years, Gail Crisafulli-Gonzalez, and four children, Cassandra Smith (Joshua), Lauren Gonzalez, Mary-Elizabeth Adamson ("Jerry"), Sam Gonzalez (Lacy). He is also survived by his ten loving grandchildren: Denise, Lilly, Haley, Nicholas, Allison, Benjamin, Delaney, Gavin, Olivia and Esme. There are no words to describe how greatly he will be missed. Funeral services arranged at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel on Sunday, April 11, 2021 with viewing from 1:00-2:00, and service at 2:00. Reception to follow at Bayview. Due to Covid precautions, the family requests that masks be required during services. The family requests that any donations be made to Southern Poverty Law Center, or Waterfront Rescue Mission in Pensacola, FL.