Mr. Ignatius Gonzales, 78, passed away at his home Tuesday, August 19, 2014, surrounded by his beloved wife, Carol and his loving family. Ignatius was born September 23, 1935 in Lorain, to his loving parents, Jesus and Theresa (nee Moreno) Gonzalez.
He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp in 1954, serving on the USS Tarawa and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sgt. in 1957. Ignatius married his beloved, Carol (nee Reed) on June 5, 1957. He worked at U.S. Steel in the paint department and retired after 33 years of employment. He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua in Lorain. His family was his total interest and his love of Christ took precedence over all. He enjoyed taking care of his home and yard and loved watching the Ohio State Buckeyes, Browns and Indians.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years of marriage, Carol Gonzales of Sheffield Village; daughters, Carol (Richard) Phillips of Sheffield Village, Corrinne (Chris) Zvosec of Oberlin, Karen Counts of Lorain, and Kathleen Gonzales of Sheffield Village; sons, David (Mary) Gonzales of Lorain, and Michael Gonzales of Sheffield Lake; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Jones, and Teresa Bodjo; and brothers, Fred, Arthur and Ray Gonzales.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesus and Theresa Gonzalez; sister, Chava (Genero) Ybarra; brothers, Jose (Delores), Jesse (Josephine), and Manuel (Anna) Gonzales.
The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961, Friday, August 22, 2014, from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8 PM. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home Saturday, August 23, at 9:20 A.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 A.M., Saturday, at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 1305 East Erie Avenue, Lorain, with Father Richard E. Hudak, Pastor and Father Craig M. Hovanec, Pastor, con-celebrating. Christian burial services will follow, where military honors will be performed by the U.S. Marine Corp. Memorial donations may be made to St. Anthony’s Adoration Chapel, 1305 E. Erie Ave., Lorain, OH 44052.