Angel Manuel Gonzalez, age 64, of Elgin, IL, passed away on November 2, 2021. He was born August 27, 1957 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico to his loving parents, Leandro Gonzalez and Maria Magdalena Lopez.

Angel was full of life and very social. He was always laughing, and he liked to make sure everyone around him was having a good time, too.

He loved sports, and enjoyed playing baseball, football, and soccer, even in adulthood. He also spent time camping, skiing, and listening to music.

Loved ones will remember Angel as a bright light, always the life of any party. He would dance at the drop of a hat, and he had a big heart full of love.

Angel was preceded in death by his mother, Maria Lopez Romero. He is survived by his children, Enisa (Young) Gonzalez and Nicholette (Nick) Manczko; father, Leandro Gonzalez; sisters, Anna (James) Hurst, Maggie Galloway, and Dr. Letty (Miguel) Gonzalez-Almeida Jr.; and many loved nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 2:00pm until funeral service at 4:00pm, Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120.

Mourners are encouraged to review the funeral home COVID-19 public health policies ahead of time.

To access the visitation remotely, loved ones are encouraged to log on safe from home via (Meeting ID: 810 6629 0431, Password: 497426).

Interment will be private.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit

11 Replies to “Angel Manuel Gonzalez”

  1. Our prayers are with Angel’s family as you share the memories he created for you as you celebrate his life.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with Uncle Angel and his family during this time of loss.

  3. My brother from another mother, Angel you were an inspiration to everyone you have connected with.
    Ours prayers go out to your family.
    Find your piece Angel.

  4. My sympathies to Angel’s family. He was a goof. Made you laugh and was always smiling. We will miss that in our lives.
    Holly Meyer Sparks

  5. Deepest condolences to Angels family. He’s been a part of out Batavia class of 75 and will always be in our hearts. I still have a picture of him and mine and Barb Johnson’s 16th birthday party Candy McDonald threw for us. Always a bright star

  6. Angel was such a nice guy and fun to be around. Peace and comfort to his family and friends.

  7. Strength Peace Comfort for all the family and friends. Rest In Peace my friend. Thanks for all the memories, Love the Wolfe family.

  8. Maggie and Family
    Sending My Prayers My Love My Condolences🙏🏽

  9. Sending my Love and prayers for the whole Family. Growing up in the neighberhood I can’t remember a time all us kids not playing together we had a Blessed childhood…Lifetime of memories God’s Mercy and Grace

  10. I think of all the times we had, what a time we had. From Funway to the house on Lily, the car lot on Lake, and partying at McCues. You were always a great friend. Rest in peace my friend… Big R

  11. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. May he rest in heaven with his mom.

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