Pedro 'Pete' Gonzales
Born on May 17, 1926
PEDRO "PETE" GONZALES
VICTORIA - Pedro "Pete" Gonzales, 86, of Victoria, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. He was born May 17, 1926 in Refugio to the late Guadalupe and Carmen Gonzales Gonzales. He was a Catholic, served proudly in the U.S. Navy, and retired from Alcoa after 30 years.
He is survived by his daughters, Theresa Gutierrez (Wence) of Victoria, Otila Robinson (Clarence) of Arlington, Virginia Flores (Max) of Victoria, and Veronica Gonzales (Ralph) of Victoria; son, Michael P. Gonzales (Leticia) of Victoria; brother, Adolfo Gonzalez of Palm Desert, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Otila "Tillie" Molina Gonzales; sister, Paz De Leon; and brothers, Blas, Severo, Pablo, Felipe, Ambrosio, Juan, Francisco "Pancho", and Victor Gonzalez.
Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Artero Memorial Chapels. Visitation will resume from 9 - 10 a.m. with funeral Mass at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Ralph V. Gonzales, Aaron Gonzales, Wence Gutierrez III, Eduardo Gutierrez, Eric Gonzales, and Roy Kuester. Honorary pallbearers: Ricardo Gutierrez and David Gonzales.
Under the direction of Artero Memorial Chapels, Victoria, 361-575-3212.