Farming Rural 19

Julian Gonzalez

August 16, 1929 ~ July 13, 2019 (age 89)


Julian Gonzalez, age 89, passed away July 13, 2019. He was born August 16, 1929 in Texas and had spent the majority of his life in Barberton, Ohio. He was a member of St. Augustine Church. 


Never goodbye, but we'll see you soon.  Julian was the most hardworking man; he worked for the railroad for 40 years and in retirement spent his days working in his garden.  He was a simple man and loved a day spent with his wife listening to Mexican Rancheras and dancing.  All he ever wanted to do is dance with his wife.  Julian was a story teller- his grandchildren can recount his stories word for word and remember them fondly.  His family will never forget his famous sayings: "Be nice, don't cost ya nothin" and "Does a chicken got lips?".  He will forever be remembered for his strength and dedication to his family.  


Preceded in death by his mother, Nicolasa Serna; sons-in-law, Larry Roberts and Lawrence Shobe; granddaughter, Rachel Meyers; and brother, Arturo Gonzalez.


Survived by his wife, Maria Gonzalez; children, Emilia Gonzalez, Nicolasa Roberts, Dora Abshire, Norma Karam, Josefina Shobe, Jilberto Gonzalez, Jesusita Measell, Juanita Newell and Julian Gonzalez Jr.; and numerous grandchildren.


Private services will take place for the family. Interment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Akron, Ohio.

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