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Juan D. Gonzales

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 @ 08:07 AM

Posted by exploreClarion

5d4088d538dd4Juan D. Gonzales, 69, of Oil City, PA. , passed away Monday July 29, 2019 at the Caring Place with his daughter at his side.

Born Dec. 6, 1949 in Oil City, PA., he was the son of Colleen I. Phillips Gonzales and the late Paul J. Gonzales.

Juan was a 1968 graduate of Venango Christian High School.

He entered the United States Navy on Dec. 10, 1968 and was discharged on Sept. 1, 1970.

Juan had worked at Polk Center, the Oil City Hospital, CRI and for VNA as a home health care worker.

He was a member of St. Stephen’s Church.

He was also a member of the PNA Club, and the American Legion.

Juan was proud to support veterans and could be seen at the end of the SPC. Jonathan Kephart Bridge supporting the troops.

He loved Pittsburgh Pirates and the Pittsburgh Steelers and enjoyed watching WWF wrestling. He loved going to the Oil City Pool, going to family gatherings and enjoyed reminiscing about the old Lincoln Playground.

He is survived by one daughter Crystal Dilley & her husband Charles of Franklin; his grandchildren Blake Alexander, Eric Dilley and Landon Dilley all of Franklin; his mother Colleen Gonzales of Reno; a brother Greg Gonzales of Oil City; a sister Lisa Hood of Reno; and a sister-in-law Bernadette Gonzales of Oil City, as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Paul Gonzales, two brothers Dave Gonzales and Timothy Gonzales a sister Denise Gonzales and a sister in law Kathy Gonzales.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and from 7-9 P.M. Thursday in the Reinsel Funeral Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Friday in St. Joseph Church with Fr. Ian McElrath, Presiding.

Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the V.E.T.S.Honor Guard.

The family would like to thank the staff at Oakwood Heights and The Caring Place for the care he received there.

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