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Joe Albert Gonzales

Obituary for Joe Albert Gonzales

March 3, 1936 - December 21, 2017
San Antonio, Texas | Age 81

... was known for his big heart ...


Loving father, husband, grandfather and friend, Joe Albert Gonzales, age 81, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Joe Albert met his wife, Martina, in San Antonio and for over 60 years, through patience and guidance, kept their family ties close.

Joe Albert loved people and used his public relations expertise as a dedicated employee at the Gunter Hotel, coordinating various events for clients. He met the love of this life, Martina, at the Gunter Hotel. From his experience at the Gunter, he was afforded the opportunity to serve as the maƮtre d', at the famous Red Carpet Private Club in downtown San Antonio. Moving in various circles in the industry, he also managed the Charles the Fifth at the St. Anthony Hotel.

Among his many attributes, he volunteered as a translator for the Speaker of the House in working with NAFTA along with immigration processing of documentation in an effort to enable those who wished to remain in the United States ~ all this was done at no charge.

He had a love for the English and Spanish languages, speaking and reading fluently. He was also known for being a real bookworm. Most recently, he volunteered to translate in the Federal Courthouse and assisted on cases involving ISIS.

Joe Albert was known for his big heart and always placing his love of family first in his daily activities ~ he will be deeply missed and his memory will be kept in our hearts.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his son, Joe Albert Gonzales Jr. He is survived by his beloved wife, Martina Gonzales; their children, John Anthony Gonzales and Rachael Rita Gonzales; grandson, Matthew Joseph Gonzales; sister, Rosa Olivardes along with numerous other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 26th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM with recitation of the rosary at 7:00 PM in the chapel at Porter Loring on McCullough.

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Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
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