Jose P. Gonzalez, 72, of Soledad, passed away at home, surrounded by family, Saturday, January 19, 2013.
Mr. Gonzalez was born February 15, 1940, in Chihuahua, Mexico, and had been a resident of Monterey County since 1966. He enjoyed working on cars, gardening, and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Maria Gonzalez of Soledad; three children, Imelda Gonzalez of San Jose, Yolanda (Enrique Lopez) Gonzalez of Soledad, Elizabeth Gonzalez of Soledad; three grandchildren, Josue V., Manuel V. and Matthew V. Gonzalez of Soledad; six siblings, Efrain, Carlos, Estela, Alicia, Rosario Gonzalez, and Guadalupe Garcia Montes; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held January 23, 2013 at Woodyard Funeral Home, with a rosary following. A funeral Mass was held January 24, 2013 at Our Lady of Solitude Catholic Church. Burial at Soledad District Cemetery.
Arrangements by Woodyard Funeral Home, 395 East St., Soledad, 831-678-9100, WoodyardFuneralHome.com.