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Clore-English Funeral Home

11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, VA

OBITUARY

Marcelino "Marcel" Joseph Gonzalez

March 19, 1958January 12, 2020

"He was a friend of Bill”

Marcel J. Gonzalez was born in Perth-Amboy, N.J. on March 19, 1958 to mother Anna Zdanowicz and father Joseph Gonzalez. Marcel was raised in Spotswood, N.J. He was well loved by many; especially to this day, his brothers from another mother, Dave Winant, Michael Moriarty, Dave McLain and their families. Marcel moved to Fauquier County, Va. to work as an Athletics Groundskeeper at both Fauquier and Liberty High Schools for 31 years till his retirement in 2018. He also did part-time work at the Soul Purpose Community Church.

Marcel fought three types of cancer for almost five years up to his last day.

Marcel was predeceased by his mother Anna and father Joseph, his wife Shirley Gonzalez, sister-in-law Freda LaBell and brother-in-law Tony Sammons.

Survivors are his sister Blanche Harvey and husband Mike, nieces Dana Meacham/husband Justin, Kandace Griffin/husband Matt and step nephew Dale Harvey. His grandnieces are Aftyn and Toree Meacham and soon to be grandnephew Frank Griffin. Also surviving are his Aunt Bea Gonzales and Uncle Alex Zdanowich, and many additional cousins. Step daughters Mindy Horne/husband Brad with children Isidora, Lydia and Isaac; Jessie Pelletier with children Michael, Brendon, Jordon, Alexis, Heidi and Lynia. Survivors are brother-in-law’s Calvin, John and Kevin Sammons with many additional nieces and nephews. He leaves behind his godson Jake Sammons/and Jake’s sister Carla Bailey. Marcel’s leaves his significant and loving companion to the end, Rebecca Ramey and a trusted feline “Shadow”.

Service will be February 1, 2020 at Clore-English Funeral Home, Culpeper, Va. Visitation will be noon to 2pm. with service following. Graveside will be at Remington Cemetery with family and friends.

Marcel’s wish is “no flowers” but memorial donations to Emily Couric Clinical Cancer, 1240 Lee Street, Charlottesville, Va. 22908.

Thank you and God bless to all who provided love, care and prayers for us during this journey.

  • DONATIONS

  • Emily Couric Clinical Cancer

Services

1 February

Visitation

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Clore-English Funeral Home

11190 James Monroe Highway
Culpeper, Virginia 22701

1 February

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm

Clore-English Funeral Home

11190 James Monroe Highway
Culpeper, Virginia 22701

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment Following Funeral Services

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David Gonzalez Stein

January 20, 2020

Lettie Glenz

January 20, 2020

Blanche and Family, so sorry for the loss of your loved one, May your wonderful memories carry you through the rough days ahead, In our thoughts and prayers.
Love,
Lettie and Bill

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY