Richard Gonzales

September 10, 1933 - August 5, 2019
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Richard Gonzales, age 85, of Gary, IN, passed away suddenly of a stroke on August 5th, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born on September 10, 1933, in Oak Park, IL, to Alice Howe Lufkin and Harold Francis Gonzales. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Patricia (née Buck); brother, DouglasContinue Reading

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Andre Sneed left a message on August 22, 2019:
Ricardo was a kind and friendly man. Always willing to flash a welcoming smile. A great driver and competitor. My deepest condolences to his family and racing family. He will be missed.
Larry Grover left a message on August 22, 2019:
WOW ! I did not see him very much lately but he went to soon.
Jim Biancotti left a message on August 14, 2019:
Dr. Gonzales was one of my professors at Purdue Cal. I was a Mechanical Engineering Major and struggled with a required Electrical Engr'g. course which I eventually dropped. I had to retake the class the following semester. Dr Gonzales was the prof for the class, fortunately for me. His teaching skills opened my eyes to the subject. I believe I got a solid B with an A in the Lab. I even considered switching to Electrical Engr'g after that class, but didn't. That was because I was able to take many of his classes as Engineering electives. I believe he was instrumental in establishing the 4 year Interdisciplinary Engineering Degree at Purdue Cal, of which I was in the 1st graduating class ('71). Dr Gonzales was a driving force behind my education. I owe him a lot. I only wish I had known he still lived in the area. You have my sympathy for your loss of a wonderful person.
David Lipman left a message on August 14, 2019:
The picture you chose for his obit sums up the man. Always smiling happy and very inquisitive. I am sorry for your families loss.
Don & Dorothy Kurtz left a message on August 14, 2019:
We will miss Richard.
Kish Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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