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OBIT – Elias Gonzalez

McALLEN – Elias Gonzalez, 87, passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2016, at Briarcliff Nursing and Rehabilitation in McAllen.

Mr. Gonzalez was born on April 17, 1928, in Kingsville, to Vicente and Consuelo Gonzalez.

Survivors include his wife, Leonila Gonzalez; children, Juan A. Gonzalez, Estella Cantu, Hermelinda Cantu and Hilda Garza; sister, Maria Gonzalez; and 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Elias Gonzalez, Jr.; and siblings, Juan, Macedonio and Arturo.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 13, from 1 to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary at Flores Funeral Home in Mission. The funeral mass will be held on Thursday, April 14, at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial follows at Valley Memorial Gardens in McAllen.

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