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Ramon Gonzales
January 24, 1942May 12, 2009
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Ramon Gonzales, 67, passed away suddenly on Monday, May 12, 2009 with his loving family by his side. He was born January 24, 1942 in Mesa, AZ to the late Tony and Tomasa (Mendoza) Gonzales and has resided in Manteca for over 56 years.

He leaves behind his long time companion, former wife and caregiver, Janice Gonzales of Manteca; children Ramon Gonzales Jr., Phillip Gonzales and wife Michelle, Mark Gonzales, and Michele Gonzales all of Manteca; and grandchildren Michael Gonzales, Daniel Gonzales, Brittney Stapleton, Jessica Gonzales, Gabby Gonzales, Tiffany Gonzales, Marcus Gonzales, Frankie Gonzales, Michael Perez, and Rebecca Gonzales. He was also blessed with Bailey, his great granddaughter and has one more on the way. He is also survived by siblings Jesse Gonzales and wife Eva, Benny Gonzales and wife Rebecca, Gilbert Gonzales, Lupe Gonzales, and Lawrence Gonzales and wife Rosie, all of Manteca. He also leaves behind his first wife, Yvonne Perez of Manteca and numerous extended family members.  

Ramon was a very honest hard working man; he worked as a produce manager for many years in the local grocery store. His greatest goal in life was to provide for his family; giving them nothing but the best and always making sure they had everything they needed. He loved his family dearly and always looked forward to their visits. Ramon was a very artistic man and enjoyed the great outdoors; from golfing to fishing he cherished it all. His talents and creativeness didn’t stop there; he loved restoring classic pickups and cars for the 50’s and 60’s into custom hot rods, doing all the body work and paint himself. He was also an avid fan of the San Francisco 49ers and NASCAR.

Ramon will be missed dearly by all his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother Tony Gonzales and niece Christine Gonzales. A visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at P.L. Fry and Son Funeral Home, 290 North Union Road, Manteca. A Celebration of Life Service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. in the Chapel. Committal and final resting place will be at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Escalon. P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements. An online guest is also available for your condolences and remembrances at
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Sunday, May 17, 2009