RUBEN G. GONZALES
January 20, 1955 - September 20, 2013
Ruben passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by loved ones on September 20, 2013 after a courageous 12 year battle with cancer. He graduated from San Pedro High School in 1972. Ruben was employed by the DWP for many years, he ended his career as a proud member of Local 13 ILWU. He met the love of his life, Gloria, and married June 4, 1977. They had 2 sons, Jason and David (Mary). God blessed him with 5 beautiful grandchildren, Taylor, Kaitlyn, Ruben, Nathan, and Jake. They loved their PAPA. Preceded in death by his loving mother Vera Gonzales. Survived by his father Trinidad, his siblings Juanita Lujan, Teresa (Rick) Trujillo, Mona (Mario) Gardea, Andrea (Fern) Reynoso, Phil (Yolie) Gonzales, Trini (Brenda) Gonzales, Ed (Nani) Gonzales, Connie (Tom) Williams, Marylou (Ernie) Gonzales. His father-in-law Dave Williams. Theresa (Anthony) Lauro, Anna Williams, Ray (Martha) Craghill. He had numerous nieces and nephews, godchildren, cousins, and aunts and uncles. Ruben was an avid sports fan. He loved coaching at Wilhal, to Eastview, to Holy Trinity, to Havoc. He loved his Dodgers and most of all, his USC Trojans. A special thank you to all those who have prayed and continue to pray for him. "Fight On" A Funeral Mass will be offered on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 11:00 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park.
Published in Daily Breeze on Sept. 24, 2013