Francisco Gonzalez, age 87, of Lorain, died on Friday, July 17, 2015 at New Life Hospice Center, Lorain, following a lengthy illness.
He was born on October 13, 1927 in Lares, Puerto Rico, moving to this area in 1954. Francisco was employed at the Lorain Ford Motor Assembly Plant as a line worker for 20 years, retiring in 1989.
He enjoyed playing the cuatro and gardening.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Luz Maria (nee Robles); sons, Wilfredo Gonzalez, Jose A. Gonzalez and Gilbert Gonzalez, all of Lorain; 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; brothers, Juan Gonzalez of Lorain, William Gonzalez of Chicago, Manuel Gonzalez of Utuado, Puerto Rico; and a sister; Gladys Gonzalez of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
He was preceded in death by his son, Francisco Gonzalez in 1979; parents, Juan and Juana Gonzalez; and his two brothers, Luis in 1965 and Antonio in 1988.
Graveside services are scheduled for Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Calvary Cemetery. Pastor Ymmer Cobos, of International House of Praise will officiate. The Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain, is handling the arrangements.