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Ruben Raymond Gonzalez

September 18, 1944 ~ October 7, 2020 (age 76)


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Ruben Raymond Gonzalez, 76, passed away surrounded by his adored family on October 7, 2020 in Modesto, CA. He was born in San Bernardino, CA to the late Angel and Fortunata Gonzalez on September 18, 1944. In heaven, he joins his parents and siblings, Jovita Jimenez, Socorro Dancoe and Rosa Karrer. 

Ruben leaves behind the love of his life, wife Beatriz Gonzalez, his children, Marina Mitchell (Jason) of Salida, Veronica Gonzalez (fiancé Marcus Parker) of Manteca and Christopher Gonzalez (Justine) of Manteca.  Ruben was blessed with  6 grandchildren, Xavier Mitchell, Janessa Mitchell, Alexander Parker, Tegan Gonzalez, Thomas Gonzalez and a baby grandson due in November.  In addition Ruben has three surviving siblings Richard Gonzalez, Dolores Sanchez (Frank) and David Gonzalez (Janice).

Ruben was a Manteca resident since 1990. He retired from PG&E as a Senior Estimator of Engineering, where he worked for over 40 years. He was a 30 year member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and was involved with the music ministries, playing the guitar and singing. He loved performing at assisted living facilities and Sister Ann’s Senior Luncheons at St. Anthony’s, as well street fairs and farmer’s markets in Manteca and the surrounding communities.  He was always hard working and took great care of his family. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t do. His family would say he was a “jack of all trades and a master of none”.

Ruben was a wonderful storyteller, he was funny and charismatic. He enjoyed sports of all kinds, but his favorite to play was golf. During his children’s youth, he could often be found on the field helping to coach. His favorite sports teams were Cal and USC.

Ruben was an amazing husband and demonstrated a true testimony of love for his wife, whom he’d been married to 45 years. He loved his children dearly and his grandchildren were the apple of his eye.

He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be deeply missed.

P.L. Fry is honored to serve the Gonzalez family. A rosary will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at P.L. Fry and Son Funeral Home, 290 North Union Road, Manteca. A Prayer service will be held on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. at P.L. Fry and Son, Manteca. CA. For condolences to the family please visit our website at search obituaries.         

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October 29, 2020

6:00 PM
PL Fry & Son Funeral Home
290 N. Union Road
Manteca, CA 95337

Prayer Service
October 30, 2020

12:30 PM
PL Fry & Son Funeral Home
290 N. Union Road
Manteca, CA 95337

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