Obituary of Joseph Gonzales
Joseph Frank Gonzales Passed away in Morgan Hill, CA on January 23rd, 2018 at the age of 75 surrounded by his loving family and friends. Loving Father of Christina Catena, Greg (Ariel) Gonzales, Mary Beth Gonzales, Steven (Megan) Gonzales. Grandfather to Adrian, Elyssa, Ryan, Easton and Hudson Gonzales. Brother to Elizabeth Mc Ivor of Santa Clara. Joseph “Joe” Gonzales was born in San Jose, California on January 1st, 1943. Joe spent his childhood in Sunnyvale where he enjoyed hunting, fishing, football and tennis when not working in the family farming business.
Joe first attended Foothill College and then San Jose State University. He then went on to work as a Farmer/Rancher up until his death. Joe was a loving and devoted father, as well as a dedicated Rancher who influenced the lives of thousands through his work with many farming groups like 4 H and running his horse summer camps and was actively involved in the community and contributing to many charitable organizations. Joe was deeply loved and admired by his family and friends. His passion for farming and animals was apparent throughout his life. He will be profoundly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him. Joe loved westerns, sports, movies, food especially dessert and spending time spoiling his grandchildren. Public Service will be held at the Masonic Lodge in Mountain View on Saturday Evening March 3rd at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend to pay their respects to the family.