DEATHS: June 25, 2001

June 25, 2001


Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Frye Chapel & Mortuary in Brawley for Theodore "Teddy" Gonzales, 47, of El Centro, who died Thursday. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m.

A determination of his cause of death is pending.

Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Brawley with the Rev. Jorge Moreno officiating.

Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Brawley.

Mr. Gonzales was born in Merced on Aug. 27, 1953. Soon after birth his family moved to the Imperial Valley and he was raised in Brawley.


Mr. Gonzales attended local schools. He was employed by Advanced Landscaping. He did general labor work such as painting, landscaping, carpentry and plumbing.

Mr. Gonzales liked watching movies with his kids, listening to his Walkman, having barbecues and eating seafood, according to family. He loved playing horseshoes, dominoes and pool, family added.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Florentino Gonzales Jr., in 1980, and George Gonzales in 1994, and his father, Florentino Gonzales Sr.

Survivors include his sons, Theodore Gonzales of Washington and Teddy Gonzales and Daniel Gonzales, both of El Centro; daughter, Priscilla Gonzales of El Centro; mother, Mary Gonzales of Delano; sister, Dolores Herrera of Bakersfield; brothers, Joey Gonzales of Delano and Raymond Gonzales of Brawley; and grandchildren, Andrew Gonzales, Ruben Gonzales and Rene Gonzales, all of Washington, and Christopher Daniel Gonzales of Heber.


Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in First Methodist Christ Church By The Sea in Newport Beach for Donald F. Schneider, 84, of El Centro, who died Friday in El Centro Regional Medical Center.

Burial will be in Pacific View Memorial Park, 3500 Pacific View Drive in Corona Del Mar.

Mr. Schneider was born Dec. 30, 1916, in Anaheim. His love for farming began at an early age, having grown up on an orange ranch in Anaheim.

He married Mildred Gage in Fullerton on April 20, 1940. The Schneiders resided in Fullerton most of their life with a second home in El Centro. They relocated to El Centro several years ago.

Mr. Schneider was president of Schneider Tractor Co., which began operating in June 1946, and had stores in Tustin, Gardena, Brawley and El Centro. His El Centro store is still in operation.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred G. Schneider of El Centro; children, Sandra Gogel of Costa Mesa, Claudia Looney of Cowan Heights and Douglas Schneider Jr. of Newport Beach; and grandchildren, Rebecca, David and Elisabeth Gogel, all of Costa Mesa, Christopher Looney of Cowan Heights and Allison, Carlin and Bradley Schneider, all of Newport Beach.

The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church in El Centro.

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