Jesse R. Gonzalez, age 69, passed away on May 1, 2021. He was born on January 30, 1952 to Castulo and Dolores Gonzalez. He graduated from Foy H. Moody High School in 1970. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1973 where he proudly served 8 years. He then went on to work for the United States Postal Service where he retired. Jesse loved serving the American Legion, watching the Dallas Cowboys play, dancing, spending special occasions with family and the company of his friends. He will always be remembered for his contagious smile, love of laughter, service in the American Legion, devotion to family and friends and outgoing personality. Jesse was a loving son, nephew, uncle, godfather and friend to so many.
Jesse is proceeded in death by his parents; Castulo and Dolores Gonzalez, and brothers Raymond Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez. Jesse is survived by his sister; Maria Lydia Villanueva, nieces and nephews; Frank Villanueva, John Villanueva, Dennis Villanueva, Mark Villanueva and Lydia Garcia and great nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at the Seaside Funeral Home Chapel with a rosary at 7:00 pm. Funeral service will be held Friday, May 7, 2021 at 10 am at Seaside Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Having the distinguished honor to serve as pallbearers are Rogelio Garcia, Frank Villanueva, Matthew Brazeal, Aaron Indridson, Primitivo Apolonio Benitez III and Apolonio de la Cruz.
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