David J. Gonzalez


David J. Gonzalez, age 54, of Highland, passed away Thursday, April 9 at his home. Funeral services for 54 year old David J. Gonzalez will be Monday, April 13 at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland. Burial will be in Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Monday from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to the family.

He was born on Thursday, July 14, 1960, in Highland, IL, the son of Oscar and Julia Marie (nee Bernaix) Gonzalez.

On Friday, May 15, 1992, he married Marcia L. Gonzalez (nee Zampogna) who survives.

He was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church, Highland, IL; Knights of Columbus Council #1580, Highland, IL; Parents and Friends of Mater Dei High School, Breese, IL; Parents and Friends of St. Louis University.

Born and raised in Highland, IL; graduated from Highland High School in 1978. Attended SIU; worked in Atlanta, GA; was a Dispatcher for the City of Highland; worked for Lettie’s Daylee Gas Station; Country Companies Insurance Agent in Greenville, IL. He enjoyed golfing, barbecuing, reading, programming and networking online with his computer. He dedicated years to being available for those in crises. He was a proud father and husband.

Survivors include:
Wife – Marcia L. Gonzalez (nee Zampogna), Highland, IL
Son – Rocco D. Gonzalez, Highland, IL
Daughter – Lucia J. Gonzalez, Highland, IL
Sister – Jeannie Ray, Jackson, MS
Brother – Donald J. (Renee) Portell, Highland, IL
Brother – Louis R. Gonzalez, Collinsville, IL
Sister – Jerri E. (Dr. Steve) Stone, Trenton, IL
Brother – Ric A. (Lisa) Gonzalez, Savannah, GA
Sister – Shelli A. (Sam) Robison, Raymond, MS
Father In-law – Gregory J. (Judy) Zampogna, Yulee, FL
Brother In-law – Christopher J. (Lisa) Zampogna, Solon, OH
Brother In-law – Philip E. (Mary E.) Zampogna, Highland, IL
Nieces and Nephews – Numerous

He was preceded in death by:
Father – Oscar Gonzalez (died 1996)
Mother – Julia M. Gonzalez (nee Bernaix) (died 1996)
Mother In-law – Jacquelyn Zampogna Ashcroft (died 2000)
Brother In-law – Don Ray (died 2013)

Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249

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