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82, of Auburn, IN, formerly of Johnstown, died Thursday January 25, 2018 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, IN. Raul was born October 7, 1935 in Ares, Spain and in 1946 along with his mother and brothers immigrated to the United States thru Ellis Island. Raul's family settled in Johnstown, Pennsylvania where they learned English and attended Johnstown Public Schools. He then joined the United States Marine Corp and fought in the Korean War. After the war he attended Cambria Rowe Business College receiving a degree in accounting. He worked in the Printing Ink business retiring from Pittsburgh Paint and Glass. Raul was a member of the Auburn First United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy (Garvis) Gonzalez of Auburn; daughters and son-in-law, Kathi Lynn Gonzalez of Rome City, IN and Karen Ann and Ronald Brezik of Beech Grove, IN; grandson, Daniel (Mara) Brezik of Indianapolis, IN; granddaughter, Sarah Ann Brezik of Denver, Colorado; special nephew, Austin (Pam) Gonzalez of Warren, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luis and Odila Gonzalez; three brothers, Luis, Austin and his twin Frank Gonzalez. A Funeral service will be held 11 am Tuesday with visitation one hour prior at Pinnington Funeral & Cremation Services 502 N. Main Street, Auburn, IN. Rev. Grant Merrell will be officiating. Visitation will also be held Monday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held in Christian Union Cemetery, Garrett, IN. Memorial donations may be made to Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46814 or Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66676. To sign the online guest book, visit www.pinningtonfh.com.
Published on January 26, 2018
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