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Rafael P. Gonzales March 26, 1934 - May 12, 2019

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Rafael Pope Gonzales, born March 26, 1934 in Phoenix, Arizona, passed away peacefully in his home, Saturday, May 12th, 2019.  He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.  He retired from the City of Tempe and also served and retired from the Army Air force and National Guard.  Rafael is survived by his beautiful wife, Beatrice, mother-in-law, Erlinda, children, Anita, Betty, Ralph Jr., Pamela, and Gabriel, and seven grandchildren.

Visitation and Rosary will be held at Legacy Funeral Home Rose Chapel at 1130 S. Horne, Mesa, Arizona  85204 on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 at 11:00 am.


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    Leslie Dodge says

    Mr. Gonzales, I never had the honor of meeting you. But I know your daughter Pam. She has always spoken of you with such love in her heart. You truly are her hero, if any father could be. I pray that you are at peace and with your family in spirit to keep them strong at this difficult time. Saying good-bye to a wonderful father is difficult. My thoughts are you are in heaven, enjoying an AJ’s Chocolate cake!

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