Manuel Gonzalez

Manuel Gonzalez

1932 - 2023

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Obituary of Manuel Gonzalez


Manuel Gonzalez passed away peacefully in his home on March 1st at the age of 90 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was predeceased by his wife Joan (Jaeger) Gonzalez. He is survived by his sons Manuel Gonzalez Jr. (Maria), Anthony Gonzalez, Phillip Gonzalez, Thomas (Lora) Becker, John (Fran) Becker, Timothy (Meredith) Gonzalez, Karl (Gabrielle) Gonzalez, Jeffrey (Serena) Gonzalez, and by his daughter Lori (Skip) Dippold, twenty-five grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. Manuel lived a long and full life. He was born in New York City, raised in Spain during World War II, and moved back to the United States in 1949.



Manuel was a lot of things to a lot of people. Hard headed, stubborn, and a workhorse, you always knew where you stood with him. His love of good wine, stinky fish, olives, cheese and prosciutto will be a cherished memory. In his spare time he loved to fish and hunt.



Manuel served as a Merchant Marine. He worked as a member of Laborers Union Local 190 for his career, putting in long days to provide for his large family. He was also a member of the Ashland Fire Department.



A celebration of life and burial will be held at a date later this coming spring.



In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Town of Ashland Ambulance Service, (4786 NY-23, Windham NY, 12496) whose members played a vital role in his care during his final years.