Council passes Resolution 410-13 honoring Roberto González
August 20, 2013: Toledo City Council passes a resolution
honoring Roberto Donacio González (who passed away August 14,
2013 in Toledo, Ohio) by naming the corner of Broadway and Segur
Streets as “Roberto D. González Corner.” In the photos are the
city street sign along with various family members and U.S.
González, 66, passed peacefully on August 14, 2013, after
putting up an impressive fight against a sudden illness. He was
born in San Antonio, TX to the late Angela Franco and Roberto
González on September 6, 1946. Roberto enjoyed growing up with
sisters Teresa Monita, Lupe Castaño, and Anna Goodreau. He was
chosen to play Sherlock Holmes in his grade school play.
enlisted in the U.S. Army and U.S. Marines throughout 1963-1970.
He valued these years of learning and service. From Michigan,
throughout Ohio, and then settling in Toledo in the 1980s, he
began his life-long work being active in the Latino community.
He was integral in the field work and operations of La Raza
Unida, the Ohio Governor’s Migrant Affairs Committee, Maya
Center, Guadalupe Center, and Lucas County Victim's Assistance.
Roberto enjoyed fishing, grilling, reading and spending time
with his family and friends.
He is survived
by his daughter Leanna González, his former wife Patti Cruz, his
sisters, many friends, and an extensive family.