Joe Gonzalez, 85 years old, of Santa Barbara passed away May 22, 2023 after a battle with cancer.
Joe believed in love and service and spent decades committed to helping others up until the day he passed. Special thanks to those who shared his same path.
Joe is survived by his devoted and longtime partner Sue Castillo and the loves of his life- his daughter Michelle Pearson, sons Joe Gonzalez and Mirlo Gonzalez, his grandchildren-Haley Pearson, Lauren Gonzalez, Cameron Gonzalez and Lian Gonzalez. Joe had many nieces, nephews and cousins who he absolutely adored.
Joe was known for his kindness, quick wit, sense of humor and his uncanny connection to nature and animals. Joe was an amazing cook, he was so handy-he could fix ANYthing, he loved playing cards, walking on the beach and spending time with his family and friends. Joe was a proud father and grandfather and he had an undeniable gift of making everyone around him feel special.
Joe was preceded in death by his mother, Margarita and his siblings Socorro, Eva, Pancho, Licha and Efren.
A big thank you to the staff at Serenity House for their kindness and care to Joe and his family.
A memorial service will take place at a later date, information will be sent out via social media when the details have been decided.