Victor Senon Gonzalez, 92, of Youngstown, OH, formerly of Harrisburg, PA, passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 24, 2020. He was born July 10, 1928 in Utuado, Puerto Rico.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel Antonio Gonzalez and Anna Perez; his baby son, Ricky Gonzalez; his sisters, Ramona Gonzalez, Adelina Gonzalez (Delma), Anna Rosa Monroig and Eloina Soto; brothers Luis, Angel, Geraldo and Jose Gonzalez.
Victor is survived by his wife of 43 years, Luz Lugo Gonzalez (Nilda) and his seven children, Carmen McClure, Anita Gonzalez, Kathie Nelson, Ricardo Gonzalez, Linda Almanza, Lydia Pineda (Margie) and Victor Gonzalez; and his beloved pet, Lucky.
He leaves behind 16 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild.
He also leaves behind three sisters, Isabel Laboy, Carmen Rivera and Zaida Santiago; seven brothers, Jubencio, Efrain, Hector, Heriberto, Adrian, Delfin and Francisco Gonzalez.
Victor was retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp. He lived life to the fullest, coming to the states in the early 1950's. Wherever he lived, he loved farming the land , being on the road and being with his huge family and many friends. His sense of humor was legendary! He entertained anyone who would listen to his stories and jokes.
Not meeting his daughter, Kathie, until 2 years ago, he firmly believed that God kept him alive after his 2016 heart attack so they could find each other. It was his one last unfulfilled wish that finally came true. Miraculously, they lived only 20 minutes from each other.
As his condition progressively deteriorated, he was blessed to have his family care for him. His wife, Nilda, daughters Anita and Kathie and his granddaughter, Michelle assisted with his ongoing medical needs. His passing was unexpected, but peaceful. He often commented that he had led a good, long life and he was ready to join those who passed before him. This was a man who was content and accepted God's timing. His favorite phrase? "Be happy".
Friends may call on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Augustine Funeral Home, 75 E Midlothian Blvd. Youngstown Ohio from 2:00pm-4:00pm.
Masks are required and social distancing will be followed.
The family would love it if you would honor him by wearing something with his favorite color, Royal Blue.
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