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Gilbert Gonzalez

October 16, 1925 - December 9, 2012

A life-long resident of San Pedro, born October 16, 1925 to Jose and Paula Gonzalez passed away December 9, 2012. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the navy. He retired from the Department of Water and Power after a 30 year career. He then went on to retire from Juanita’s Foods after an additional 10 years of w…read more

A life-long resident of San Pedro, born October 16, 1925 to Jose and Paula Gonzalez passed away December 9, 2012. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the navy. He retired from the Department of Water and Power after a 30 year career. He then went on to retire from Juanita’s Foods after an additional 10 years of work. He is survived by four children son Bill (Patricia) Gonzales, daughter Kristine (Phil) Negrete, daughter Virginia (Randi) Gonzalez, son Steve (Darcie) Gonzalez; eight grandchildren Kathy, Denise, Greg, Andrea, Karen, Jennifer, Ryan and Ashley; seven great-grandchildren Nikki, Donald, Anthony, Jenna, Matthew, Giannah and Elliana; and five brothers and sisters Sally, Esther, Lupe, Dora and Louie. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 51 years, Teresa and his grandson, Matthew Gonzalez. Gilbert was an active member of the Toberman Settlement House Senior Club taking part in many trips and activities and making close and dear friends. He was proud of his work at the DWP achieving the rank of supervisor. For a time, Gilbert was the personal catcher for Bobby Balcena, San Pedro Hall of Fame baseball player. He will be remembered as a man who loved his family unconditionally. Viewing will be held at Gamby Funeral Home in Lomita on Monday, December 17 from 4-8pm with rosary at 7pm. Funeral will be held at St. Peter Catholic Church 338 N. Grand Ave. in San Pedro on Tuesday, December 18 at 10am. He will be placed to rest next to his beloved wife at Green Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or Leukemia Research Foundation.

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