Manuel Gonzalez

Obituary of Manuel A Gonzalez

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Manuel Alejandro Gonzalez, 89, of Forest Hills, NY passed away on January 5th, 2022. A true idealist and a naturally gifted artist, he left the Andean city of San Juan Argentina in 1965 inspired to make a life in New York. Determined to succeed, he taught himself the craft of jewelry making. He went on to become a Master model-maker, working for the most recognizable and prestigious brands in the industry, including Zales, Jose Hess, and Tiffany's & Co., where he worked until his retirement in 2006. Manuel continued to paint and sketch throughout his life, volunteering and donating his artistic skills by creating set pieces and painting scenic backdrops for charity events. His artistic endeavours and craftsmanship ran the gamut. He also painted artwork for his grandkids, created parachutes for action figures, and lovingly made personalized intricately hand-painted cards for every special occasion. Manuel was a beloved uncle, cherished by his extended family for his affectionate nature, youthful energy, and progressive thinking. Free spirited, independent and determined, he was true to himself until the end. He loved his daughters fiercely and never forgot his humble roots. He enjoyed keeping on top of world politics, cooking and travelling between Europe and The Americas to visit family and friends. Manuel is survived by two daughters and their husbands, five grandchildren, his ex-wife, three siblings, nieces, nephews, extended family and lifelong friends. His loss is deeply felt. Please consider a memorial in Manuel's name to the following link: https://tree-nation.com/plant/myself/47
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Sunday
13
February

Visitation at Funeral Home

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Sunday, February 13, 2022
Perry Funeral Home, Inc.
118 Union Ave
Lynbrook, New York, United States
Sunday
13
February

Memorial Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday, February 13, 2022
Perry Funeral Home, Inc.
118 Union Ave
Lynbrook, New York, United States
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