OBITUARY

Gilbert Govella, Sr.

June 19, 1940April 13, 2019

Gilbert Govella, Sr., 78, of Houston, Texas, entered into rest on April 13, 2019. He was born in Houston, Texas on June 19, 1940 to parents Gregorio and Augustina Govella. He was married to Esperanza Sandoval Govella on May 9, 1965, and they spent 53 blessed years together.

Gilbert graduated from the Houston Vocational Technical School, and received an Associate of Arts degree from Houston Community College. Gilbert had a career as a Pipeline Analyst for Tennessee Gas Pipeline and El Paso Energy. He was a member of Jeff Davis High School Mentorship Program and a 4th degree Knight of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife Esperanza Govella; children Gilbert Govella, Jr. and wife Chesney and Melissa Window and husband Gavin; grandchildren Jessica Govella, Grant Govella, Chase Window, and Sara Window.

A visitation will be held in his honor on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 6:30 p.m. inside the Chapel of American Heritage Funeral Home, 10710 Veterans memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77038, during which time refreshments will be available from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. inside the Magnolia Room. The Funeral Mass will commence on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2730 Nelwood Drive, Houston, Texas 77038.

Services

23 April

Visitation

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

American Heritage Funeral Home

10710 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, Texas 77038

23 April

Rosary

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

American Heritage Funeral Home

10710 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, Texas 77038

24 April

Funeral Mass

10:00 am - 11:00 am

St John Neumann Catholic Church

2730 Nelwood Dr
Houston, Texas 77038

REMEMBERING

Gilbert Govella, Sr.

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Sonia Martinez-Flores

April 22, 2019

Sending my deepest sympathy . Losing someone is hard ,but just know he is now with our Lord & Savior. I pray that in knowing he is in peace -you can be comforted by your most cherished memories spent with him.

Virginia Herrera

April 19, 2019

My sincere condolences to Mrs. Hope Govella and family on the loss of Gilbert. I knew Gilbert during my career at Tenneco Inc. He showed me, along with a group of employees, the pictures of your trip to Alaska. He was so excited to share. He will be missed.

Carol Shanks

April 17, 2019

I will truly miss him. I have known Gilbert for 40 years and learned from him. We worked together for many years. He was a kind man and loving husband, father and grandfather. His family was his world. RIP my friend.

Carrol Peery

April 16, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Gilbert at Tenneco on many volunteer activities. He was a wonderful, caring person who always tried to make the world a better place.

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