Gonzalo Rocha Gonzales

Gonzalo Rocha Gonzales, a lifelong resident of Kenedy, Texas, died suddenly in his home, Thursday, January 31, 2013, at 11:09 P.M., at the age of 58.

Gonzalo was born May 29, 1954, in Nell, Texas, the son of Pablo Gonzales and Estefana Rocha Gonzales. Gonzales worked as an oil field driller and was of the Catholic faith.

Gonzalo is survived by his mother, Estefana R. Gonzales; his daughter, Valerie Gonzales of Karnes City; his sons, Gonzalo “Tiger” Gonzales, Jr., and Eugenio “Gino” Gonzales, both of San Antonio; his lifelong friend, Paula Grimaldo; his sisters, Sandy Gonzales, Rosa Arenas and husband Marcos, Paula Rios and husband LoLo, Eloisa Sixto and husband Roy, Amelia Martinez and husband Ray, Rita Noel and husband David and Estella Stewart and husband Ronnie; his brother, Manuel Gonzales and his 9 grandchildren. Mr. Gonzales is preceded in death by his father, Pablo “Pewee” Gonzales.

A Rosary will be recited, Saturday, February 2, 2013, at 7:00 P.M. in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Following the rosary, Mr. Gonzales will be cremated.