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John Gonella

Obituary for John Gonella

December 8, 1926 - January 14, 2022
Pleasanton, California | Age 95


John Gonella passed away peacefully on Friday. He enjoyed a long and happy life and leaves behind many good memories.

John was born in San Francisco, CA, and graduated from Mission High School. After serving in the US Navy, he enjoyed a 40- year career as a pressman with the San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle. He retired in 1989. He lived in San Francisco for many years before moving to San Mateo in 1975.

He is predeceased by his loving wife Anne, who died in 2012 after a 64- year marriage, and a grandchild Michael. John is survived by his sons, Robert (Denise) of Pleasanton, CA, and Roy (Julie) of Manhattan Beach, CA, and his grandchildren Marie, Paul, Gina and Tony, and 5 great-grandchildren. His kindness and generosity will be missed by all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation at 30 Tower Lane, Suite 400, Avon CT 06001 or St. Matthews Catholic Church, 1 Notre Dame Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94402.


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Colma, CA 94014
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