May 18, 1956 - February 1, 2021
Hialeah, Florida - A loving father, son, sibling and uncle, Roberto Gonzalez left us too soon.
Born in Havana, Cuba, he came to this country as a teenager and quickly embraced all things Americana. He loved classic Westerns and big American cars - he always regretted selling that old GTO. Above all, he loved the music of his generation. He burned through more than one James Brown 8-Track tape.
He loved collecting, everything from classic beer steins and model cars to vintage signs. On his many thrifting trips, he would inevitably pick up the perfect little item for one of his relatives, whom he always had top of mind. He was generous beyond his means. He once handed a department store credit card to his younger brother, who was visiting home from college, and told go buy whatever he needed.
He was the party pollinator, the one who would break the ice, going from group to group so that everyone felt welcome. He was the kind of dancer everyone watched, a gift he passed on by teaching so many of his nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his son, Corbin; his siblings, Francisco Gonzalez, Rita Carballo and Fidel Gonzalez; his beloved nieces and nephews Crissy, Cristian, Elysse, Frank, Magalys, Mercedes and Roberto. He was predeceased by his parents Carmen and Demetrio Gonzalez, whom he lovingly tended until the end. His ashes will be scattered in a private ceremony, according to his wishes.
And we will imagine him dancing, always dancing.
Published by & on Feb. 14, 2021.