OBITUARY

David John Gonzales, Sr.

October 31, 1958June 1, 2021

David John Gonzales passed away on June 1, 2021 with his loving family by his side.

He was born on October 31, 1958 in Phoenix to Leonides and Angie Gonzales.

David married Teresa Cota on February 12, 2001; they just celebrated their 20th Anniversary a few months prior to his passing.

He was an accomplished entrepreneur who enjoyed traveling, riding motorcycles, camping and hunting. David played the piano and loved singing he also was a boxer.

David loved his family with all his heart. He is survived by his devoted wife Teresa, mother Angie, six children Corina Martinez, Crystal Gonzales, Vanessa Parot, Erika Gonzales, David J. Gonzales “JD” & Savannah Gonzales. David is also survived by eight siblings Susana, Art, Frank, Vince, Leo, Angie, Charlene & Jessie, 12 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and his 2 dogs Busco & Lucas.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leonides, sister Rita & brother Fernando.

Family and friends are invited at a viewing on Monday, June 7, 2021 from 5-7PM at West Resthaven Funeral Home, 6450 W. Northern Avenue, Glendale. A liturgy service will begin at 7PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 10AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 909 E. Washington Street, Phoenix. Burial will follow at Resthaven Park Cemetery, Glendale.

Services

  • Viewing

    Monday, June 7, 2021

  • Liturgy Service

    Monday, June 7, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Memories

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Lucy Ríos Barraza

June 6, 2021

David hearing of your passing was a shocker ‘ YOu’ recieved your ticket home fly high and proud .Thank you for so many amazing memories I can truly say we had many memories growing up I will forever hold them dear to my heart I’m sure all who have passed before you were happy to see you coming into heaven . Prayers for you while you receive your wings fly high my primo
love you ,Lucy

Angelic Torrez

June 6, 2021

My condolences to my family.I love you all.David had alot of friends and a huge family.He made alot of people happy .we danced and laughed through his special music list he played for us at weddings or birthdays and his special place.His children was his everything.He loved his parents and siblings.you are in my prayers

Arnetia Cardona

June 4, 2021

My heart is so broken 💔😭 I didn't want to accept it. But today this became reality....my Godfather David Gonzalez was special. He was someone to look up to, talk to, if you needed advice...he just made you smile and laugh...he was there for my brother, Robert Cardona and my sister, Virg Cardona and Arnetia Cardona when our dad wasn't. He was a Big Brother to my mother Lupe Santacruz and was thier for my mom...forever in our hearts......love you nino...❤

Biography

David John Gonzales passed away on June 1, 2021 with his loving family by his side.

He was born on October 31, 1958 in Phoenix to Leonides and Angie Gonzales.

David married Teresa Cota on February 12, 2001; they just celebrated their 20th Anniversary a few months prior to his passing.

He was an accomplished entrepreneur who enjoyed traveling, riding motorcycles, camping and hunting. David played the piano and loved singing he also was a boxer.

David loved his family with all his heart. He is survived by his devoted wife Teresa, mother Angie, six children Corina Martinez, Crystal Gonzales, Vanessa Parot, Erika Gonzales, David J. Gonzales “JD” & Savannah Gonzales. David is also survived by eight siblings Susana, Art, Frank, Vince, Leo, Angie, Charlene & Jessie, 12 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and his 2 dogs Busco & Lucas.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leonides, sister Rita & brother Fernando.

Family and friends are invited at a viewing on Monday, June 7, 2021 from 5-7PM at West Resthaven Funeral Home, 6450 W. Northern Avenue, Glendale. A liturgy service will begin at 7PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 10AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 909 E. Washington Street, Phoenix. Burial will follow at Resthaven Park Cemetery, Glendale.