Adolph Gonzales passed away after a lengthy illness on November 20, 2013. He was born in Houston on October 25, 1940. He is survived by his daughters, Susan Rios, Jeanene Gonzales, Christine Morris, all of Houston, TX, and Tara Delacruz and husband, Kim, of Iloilo City, Philippines. He had six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He leaves behind sisters Mary Ann Martinez and husband, Pete; Esther Tamayo and husband, Israel; and his brother Gilbert Gonzales, as well as four nephews, a niece, one aunt and numerous cousins.
After graduating from high school, Mr. Gonzales served in the United States Navy from 1960 through 1973 and saw active duty during the Vietnam War.
Following discharge from the Navy, Mr. Gonzales served in various management positions in the food and beverage industries, as well as sales. His most recent position was a Sales Broker for Goya Foods of Texas from 2002 to 2012.
In 1989, Mr. Gonzales was diagnosed with pancreatic and kidney cancer. He survived a very long interval in the Critical Care Unit at Houston’s Methodist Hospital. During his stay, he had a heavenly visitor that encouraged him not to lose hope. Several years ago, Adolph finally wrote about this experience in a book entitled An Angel Comes to the ICU, published by Tate Publishers.
Interment will be in the Houston National Cemetery on December 5, 2013 at 12:30 pm.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Carnes Funeral Home, 1102 Indiana, South Houston, TX. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society.