Jose Manuel Gonzalez, age 64, of Elgin, passed away on December 20, 2020. He was born December 9, 1956 in Lorain, Ohio to his loving parents, Victor Gonzalez and Enilda Carrion.

Jose was a gifted musician who loved to sing. He met his wife, Mildred, while singing at a venue. He danced and sang to her, and they were happily married for 31 years.

In addition to music and singing, Jose enjoyed baseball. He always said, “Despues que yo vea que los Cubs gane la serie mundial, entonces yo puedo morir en paz.” (“After I see the Cubs win the world series, then I will die in peace.”)

He adored his children and grandchildren.

Jose is survived by his children, Joey, Marita, Mariella, Suzzette, Jose (Cher), Joselyn, and Tito; sister, Carmen; and grandchildren, Jonathan, Docian, Lismari, Yarianis, Pedro, Maya, Victor Manuel, Giovanni, and Oscar.

Visitation will be 5:00pm until funeral service at 8:00pm, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 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. Face masks are required to enter the facility.

To access the visitation remotely, loved ones are encouraged to log on safe from home via (Meeting ID: 995 7159 4970, Password: 697189).

Interment will be private.

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

One Reply to “Jose Manuel Gonzalez”

  1. An excellent musician, father and friend. May he dwell in the presence of Almighty God, even now….

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