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• David L. Gonzalez
David L. Gonzalez
David L. Gonzalez, 65, entered into rest on Jan. 3, 2005, at the age of 65.
Born on Jan. 7, 1939, he was the loving husband of Vicki Gonzalez for 25 years, father to Terri Castro-Chavez (Carlos) of Stockton, Calif., and hanai keiki Jude Huber of Moloa‘a and Damon Hauk of Maine and Kaua‘i, and step-father to Vanessa (David) Castro-Drivon of Stockton, Calif., and Toni Castro (Reba Gonzalez) of Renton, Wash.; loving grandfather to numerous grandchildren; brother of Molly Jones (Stan) of Penn Valley, Calif. and Bacilio Gonzalez of Stockton, Calif.
A native of Stockton, Calif., David with Vicki relocated to Kaua‘i in 1984, where they resided for 17 years. While on Kaua‘i, David was an employee associate for the jewelry store, the Black Pearl at Coconut Marketplace, and retired after 12 years of dedicated service as a certified substance-abuse counselor at Serenity House, Poli-Lani and the Hina-Mauka Treatment Center, helping many addicts find freedom from active drug addiction.
David received an honorable discharge from the National Guard, and was an active member and sponsor in Narcotics Anonymous (he would have celebrated 20 years clean on April 3), and was honored by the invitation to speak at the September 2005 World Convention of Narcotics Anonymous in Honolulu. He loved spending time with his wife, grandchildren, and his loving pets “Damon” and “Sabie,” watching sports and old movies, eating great foods, and his favorite past time, body boarding.
David’s remains (transported by his adopted son, Damon) will return to Kaua‘i where he found healing, serenity, life-long friendships and his aloha spirit. A ceremony scattering the ashes will be held Sunday, Jan. 16, at noon at Wailua Beach (by the bridge). Please bring flowers to scatter, and a surfboard or body board if you want. Following the scattering of the ashes there will be a celebration of life service at the Lihu‘e Neighborhood Center, (by Isenberg Park, corner of Eono & Noi streets, turn at AT&T-Cingular). Pupus will be served.
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