Obituary for Deacon James Gonzalez
James Gonzalez 74 of Whiting died Sunday July 15, 2018 at home. Born in Bergenfield he resided in Toms River from 1971-2007 before moving to Whiting 11 years ago. He worked as a Guidance Counselor for 30 years combined for Old Bridge and then Howell Boards of Education. He also worked as a Travel Agent for 12 years with Stepping Out Travel in Brick. After teaching and counseling young adults for 30 years; he then transitioned into being a spiritual counselor as an ordained deacon, who as an adult transitioned through RCIA to become catholic. He enjoyed traveling and most of all spending time with his family. He is predeceased by his father, Jafe.
Surviving are his mother Carmen Ramirez-Gonzalez of Miami, FL, his wife of 49 years, Johanna, son, Jason & his wife Caroline of Whiting, daughter, Jessica Nelms and her husband David of Manchester, sister, Vivian Molla of Miami, FL and 5 grandchildren, Alex, Jonas, Savana, Salvatore and William. Visitation is Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 PM with a 6:30 PM Vigil at St Johnís Church, Lakehurst. Funeral Liturgy is 10 AM Wednesday at St Johnís Church, Lakehurst with a private cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers please make donations to St Jude Childrenís Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Ronald McDonald House 131 South Bath Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740.
Rev. James O'Neill, Pastor
Msgr. Elso Introini, Weekend Assistant
Msgr. Richard Rusconi, Weekend Assistant
Rev. John Basil, Weekend Assistant
Deacon Edward Holowienka
Deacon Richard Glogoza
Deacon Larry D'Amico
Joan Fuccile, Office Manager
Deacon Edward Holowienka, Business Administrator
Ms. MaryAnn Dempkowski, Rel. Educ.
9:15 and 11:00 AM
Monday - Friday
Exposition from 12
Noon til 2:00 PM Concluding with Benediction
Medal Mondays Following the 8:00 AM Mass
Saturdays - 11