August Edward "Gus" Gonzales

August "Gus" Edward Gonzales passed away at his home on May 8, 2014 in Arabi, LA. He was born in Yscloskey, LA and was a lifetime resident of St. Bernard Parish. Beloved husband of Gloria B. Gonzales for 63 years. Loving father of Linda Swanner (Mike), Cynthia Hanzo (Jerry), Evelyn Simon (Robert), and Sandra Gonzales. Son of the late August and Marie Gonzales. Brother of Evelyn G. Cahill. Proud grandfather of Michael, Christopher, Brent, Ross, Gavin, Jeanne, Jasmine and Alek. Great grandfather of Scarlet. Retired electrician from IBEW Local 130 for 63 years. Lifetime member and Instructor of the New Orleans Power Squadron. President of the New Orleans Camper Saints, Driver of the Outreach vehicle for Spay and Neuter services for the Louisiana SPCA. Gus leaves wonderful memories to family, friends, neighbors and to all the lives he touched in some special way. He will be deeply missed by the guys at Aaron's doughnut shop. The family would like to express thanks for the compassion and care from the medical staff of Acadian Ambulance Services and the St. Bernard Parish Fire Dept. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70114, in memory of August "Gus" Edward Gonzales. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Friday, May 16, 2014 from 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. A funeral service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Interment will be private. To view and sign the Family Guestbook, please visit

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