October 11, 1950 ~ February 15, 2023
Gilbert S. Gonzales, a resident of New Braunfels, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at his home at the age of 72. Born on October 11, 1950 in New Braunfels, he was the son of the late Catarino Gonzales and Elvira Silvas Gonzales. Gilbert is survived by his wife, Elvira Santellan Gonzales; sister, Carol Barrientos; brother, Ramon Gonzales; children Gilbert Gonzales Jr., Louisa Gonzales Montañez and Gabriel Gonzales. Gilbert gave so much of his heart & love to his grandson Sergio Montañez and great granddaughter Serayah Montañez. Gilbert drummed since he was in his younger teenage year's. Soon after High School he volunteered his services to the Army and served 4 years. Afterwards, he served another 12 to 13 year's in the National Army Guard. His first occupation was being a Jeweler. He then went on to become an auto part salesman for 30+ year's. He had a passion for old cars, music and loved meeting new people. He knew everyone on a personal basis. His love for music began with Spanish music and he then fell in love with the Blues music. His legacy will live in the hearts and minds of everyone he interacted with as well as those he touched but never met. As per family request, there will be no funeral services.