José Antonio González

12 febrero , 192914 septiembre , 2021

JOSE ANTONIO GONZALEZ age 92, passed away peacefully on September 14, 2021. Devoted and beloved husband of 60 years to Maria Paula (Maruja); loving father of Jose Manuel (Kathleen); dearest brother of Melida Sylvia (deceased), Perla Maria (deceased), and Mirella. The love of his life, his wife Maruja, preceded him in death, and his family is comforted that this loving couple will now be united again. Escaping the Communist regime in Cuba in 1968 with his family, Jose Antonio rebuilt his lifethrough hard work and determination. A shoemaker in Ranchuelo, Cuba, he remade himself as a sewing machine repairman at Joseph & Feiss, and later at Fisher Body (a division of General Motors), in Cleveland. He was very proud for his perfect attendance for fifteen years at Fisher Body. Jose Antonio was known as a tinkerer, a Mr. Fix-It, obtaining an HVAC degree after his retirement from General Motors. Jose Antonio was very proud to be an American, receiving his citizenship on the 200th anniversary of the U.S.A. He was an avid Cleveland Indians fan and developed a skill in word search puzzles in his later years that kept his mind keen until the end. He was known by many for his wonderful kindness, hard work, and overwhelming devotion to his family. Jose Antonio’s family wishes to extend grateful appreciation to the staffs at Cleveland Clinic’s Fairview Hospital and Hospice, MetroHealth Medical Center, and Dr. Giuseppe Antonelli, for the wonderful medical care he received over the years. Contributions in Jose Antonio’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023. Due to the resurgence of COVID cases the family has opted not to have separate visitation hours prior to the day of the Mass, instead, family and friends can visit one hour prior to the Mass at Church. Funeral Mass Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 11am at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 6928 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. We invite those that have been fully vaccinated to attend the Mass and the burial services. Masks will be required. We respectfully ask those that have not been vaccinated not to attend the services in honor of Jose Antonio, and, instead, to keep him in your prayers and get vaccinated. The service will be live streamed and seen at for those that cannot attend. The family requests that online condolences, memories, stories, photos, etc., regarding Jose Antonio, be sent by mail in care of Craciun Berry Funeral Home, 7200 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102


  • Jose Manuel (Kathleen, Loving son
  • Maria Paula (Maruja, deceased), beloved wife of 60 yrs
  • Melida Sylvia (deceased), Loving Sister
  • Perla Maria (deceased), Loving Sister
  • Mirella, Loving Sister


  • Visitation at Church prior to Mass

    martes, 21 septiembre , 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    martes, 21 septiembre , 2021

    Servicios previos


José Antonio González