Monday, December 29, 2008

Bereavement Notice Update

Society Members,

It is with deep saddness that I inform you that Lupe Gonzalez's son, Michael, has passed away. As you're aware, Lupe is a founding member of the Society of Latino and Hispanic Writers of San Antonio, and is currently serving as Vice President.

A rosary for Michael has been scheduled for this evening at the Castle Ridge Mortuary, beginning at 7 p.m.

A funeral mass will be held tomorrow at St. Rose of Lima, at 2 p.m.

Please join me in keeping Lupe and her family in your thoughts and prayers. If you would like to contribute to a fund to help Lupe offset some funeral expenses, please call me at (210) 845-4582 or mail a check to:

The Society of Latino and Hispanic Writers
PO Box 1040
San Antonio, TX 78294-1040

Here is a copy of the obituary that ran in yesterday's and today's San Antonio Express-News:

Michael Alexander Gonzalez

Michael Alexander Gonzalez, born on May 23, 1989, passed away on December 26, 2008, at the age of 19. Michael was a 2007 graduate of John Paul Stevens High School. He was preceded in death by his uncle and godfather, David S. Garcia. Survivors include his mother, Lupe Morales Gonzalez; father, Cruz A. Gonzalez; brothers, Albert Daniel Gonzalez and Fabian Gonzalez; maternal grandfather, Alberto M. Morales; aunt and godmother, Amelia Garcia; aunts, Nora Morales, Dora Calderon and her husband, Javier; uncles, Guillermo Gonzalez, Oscar Gonzalez, Hector Gonzalez, Enrique Gonzalez, and Cesar Gonzalez; special cousins, Cosme (Lulo) Ramirez, III and Guillermo (Memito) Gonzalez, Jr.; numerous other cousins and friends. The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 28, 2008, and Monday, December 29, 2008, at the Castle Ridge Mortuary, from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. A rosary will be recited on Monday at 7:00 p.m. The funeral procession will depart the funeral home on Tuesday, December 30, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. for a 2:00 p.m. Funeral Mass at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery at Cordi-Marian. Flowers or memorial contributions to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or Make A Wish Foundation are welcomed. Services under the direction of the Castle Ridge Mortuary.

Thank you,