ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Juan Gonzalez Diaz, 80 years old, born on December 28, 1940, and passed away on March 5, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Juan Gonzalez on March 27, 2021
Hermano , tocayo : ahora que estas en las manos del señor , Intersede por nosotros, un fuerte y sincero abrazo Marcela Erick y David , dios les de fortaleza para estos momentos , era un gusto hablar por teléfono o mensaje con el y ya no se diga estando en persona , aunque fue poco lo que compartimos pero muy provechoso , gracias Dios por el tiempo que nos lo dejaste . Siempre te recordaremos 
Posted by Noemi Gonzalez on March 27, 2021
Juan not only was a lovely coworker but a spiritual mentor. Always positive and full of life. He always had story or a passage to help you whatever difficulty you were having. Such a lovely person to help you and lift your spirits. Juan made you feel special and welcome. For the short time we new each other I felt that special friendship and I feel he felt the same. He will be missed, but I feel blessed and fortunate to have met him and have him as a friend. Not everyday you meet someone like Juan Gonzalez. Always spoke fondly of Marcela and his boys.
Francisco and I will have Don Juan and Marcela and boys in our prayers. God bless and may Juan be in Gods glory.
Posted by Cony Orozco on March 27, 2021
Hemos participado en la misa, lo que nos da plena esperanza y consuelo como humanos de que el hombre tiene ansias de regresar a la casa de donde vino. Damos gracias a Dios por el tiempo que nos lo prestó reciba Marsella,David y Erik, mi solidaridad y cariño y mi querido paisano Juan, nuestras oraciones, pidiéndole interceda ante el Padre por nosotros Descansee la paz verdadera de Dios. Hasta siempre.
Te extraremos siempre.
Juan Salcido Gutiérrez y Cony
Posted by Mariel Espinoza on March 27, 2021
How do I describe a man who had the biggest heart and light to the fullest capacity. Juan is someone whom I will never forget, his jokes, encouragement, great conversations, and so many memories have been a blessing to have experienced. I will always remember the moments of laughter and the times he would tell me how proud he was of me and just happy to see the woman I was becoming. Always made it a point to say hello, give a hand shake and when I had my daughter she was blessed to get that same welcome greeting from him. Seeing how great of a person he was not just to myself, my daughter, and my mother, but to everyone single person was honestly heat warming because he made everyone’s presence known and appreciated. To see the admiration and love he had for his family was always so amazing to see. He was truly a good man. I am blessed to say I knew him from the age of being in diapers to now, and he always made me feel like family. Thank you Juan for always bringing in such open arms and treating us so kindly. For always going out of your way to be a friend. Marcella, Eric and David I am truly sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to you. Juan will truly be missed.
Posted by Rita Baez on March 27, 2021
Juan era una persona muy culta. Un ser humano muy lindo. Yo me siento muy orgullosa y especial de haber tenido a Juan en mi vida. Fue un buen amigo. Siempre te hizo sentir bien y especial. Cualquier conversación que tuvieras con el siempre tocaba tu corazón y terminábamos con un pequeño rezo. Se que Dios lo tiene en un lugar muy especial. Lo extrañaré mucho. Juan, gracias por ser una persona con un buen corazón y por ser parte de mi vida. Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to Marcella, David and Eric. Rita Baez
Posted by Norma Morales on March 27, 2021
Juan siempre se recordara en nuestros corazones como lo alegre y vibra positiva que era. Nunca lo olvidare. Para mi se me fue un amigo sincero que para todas ocasiones se acordava de mandarme bendiciones a mi y a mi familia. Me siento orgullosa de haversido parte de su Vida. Tengo a su esposa Marcella y a sus hijos en mis oraciones.. Juan, lo quiero mucho y lo se en mi corazon que usted es un gran maestro en los cielos. Mandenos sus bendiciones desde arriba.
Posted by Jose Vazquez on March 26, 2021
Recordaremos a Juan como un buen ser humano que se preocupó por servir a los demás sin escatimar esfuerzo. Fue un paisano, un buen amigo, un compañero en mi vida, hombre ejemplar e inteligente. Tenía la respuesta apropiada para cada caso. Que su recuerdo sea eterno por sus obras y que mientras tanto no sea olvidado, vivirá para siempre en el corazón de quienes lo acompañamos en el recorrido de su vida.
Posted by marcella gonzalez on March 26, 2021
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Posted by marcella gonzalez on March 26, 2021
Marcella, David and Eric wish to thank everyone for their support and kindness in this very difficult time when we experience the loss of the head of our Family Unit.

Thank you also for all the love and support you all provided him during this stay in this world. We are forever grateful for this.

Marcella, David y Eric quieren agradecer a todos por el apoyo y bondad que nos han demostrado, durante este tiempo tan dificil, donde nos encontramos con la perdida de la cabeza denuestra union familiar.

Muchas gracias tambien por el amor y apoyo que le brindaron durante su estancia en este mundo. Permaceremos agradecidos de por vida por esto.
Posted by marcella gonzalez on March 25, 2021
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate on behalf of his name to the Ventura Botanical Gardens.
https://www.venturabotanicalgardens.com

So that future generations have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of nature that he enjoyed so much.

La familia pide que en lugar de flores se de una donacion en nombre de el a la fundacion de Los Jardines Botanicos de Ventura. 
https://www.venturabotanicalgardens.com

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Posted by Juan Gonzalez on March 27, 2021
Hermano , tocayo : ahora que estas en las manos del señor , Intersede por nosotros, un fuerte y sincero abrazo Marcela Erick y David , dios les de fortaleza para estos momentos , era un gusto hablar por teléfono o mensaje con el y ya no se diga estando en persona , aunque fue poco lo que compartimos pero muy provechoso , gracias Dios por el tiempo que nos lo dejaste . Siempre te recordaremos 
Posted by Noemi Gonzalez on March 27, 2021
Juan not only was a lovely coworker but a spiritual mentor. Always positive and full of life. He always had story or a passage to help you whatever difficulty you were having. Such a lovely person to help you and lift your spirits. Juan made you feel special and welcome. For the short time we new each other I felt that special friendship and I feel he felt the same. He will be missed, but I feel blessed and fortunate to have met him and have him as a friend. Not everyday you meet someone like Juan Gonzalez. Always spoke fondly of Marcela and his boys.
Francisco and I will have Don Juan and Marcela and boys in our prayers. God bless and may Juan be in Gods glory.
Posted by Cony Orozco on March 27, 2021
Hemos participado en la misa, lo que nos da plena esperanza y consuelo como humanos de que el hombre tiene ansias de regresar a la casa de donde vino. Damos gracias a Dios por el tiempo que nos lo prestó reciba Marsella,David y Erik, mi solidaridad y cariño y mi querido paisano Juan, nuestras oraciones, pidiéndole interceda ante el Padre por nosotros Descansee la paz verdadera de Dios. Hasta siempre.
Te extraremos siempre.
Juan Salcido Gutiérrez y Cony
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A Celebration of Juan's Life

Juan Gonzalez, a longtime resident of Camarillo, CA passed away peacefully on Friday, March 5th at the age of 80. He was surrounded by his wife, sons and faithful dog.

Juan is survived by his wife Marcella, his twin sons David and Eric, and his faithful dog, Elmo. 

In addition to his immediate family, Juan is survived by ten loving siblings, an amazing loving caring; extended family, and a close group of friends that he has maintained over long distances and time. He will also be missed by countless people, whose life he touched, throughout his life.

Juan was a grammarian whose knowledge of English, Spanish, Latin, Greek and Italian mixed together to create an unidentifiable accent. As a result of his passion, he authored several books, including textbooks to teach English and Spanish that helped many be able to successfully overcome their fear of learning a new language. He is well known among his friends for his prolific writings and meanderings on the meaning of life. Many of his writings, written in the past and read now, give comfort to his family that he is at peace and lived a life filled with passion and purpose. 

If written as a screen play, Juan’s life would be made into an Oscar winning film. Juan grew up in a small rural modest town in Jalisco Mexico.He was the oldest son and second oldest of 16 children. His sons would hear stories of his adventures on the farm, including making friends with the pigs and playing foot races with his siblings in the fields. Juan loved watching and following Mexican soccer especially his beloved Chivas. As a young man Juan was known for being a very talented soccer player who was offered the opportunity to try out for the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico. A frequent comment heard by his family while watching soccer was “I played soccer with that player’s father.” 

Juan was very proud of where he came from.  He spoke about and never forgot his roots. He was grateful to have grown up in a healthy environment that was surrounded by beautiful people, nature, skies and plants.  He often connected to his roots by visiting farms and parks, as well as taking long walks and hikes throughout his beloved Ventura County.  He carefully tended to his garden and took time to appreciate every tree, flower, and fruit that came from his labor.  He marveled at the sunsets that the skies produced at the end of the day.

Juan entered the seminary at the young age of 14 and was ordained a priest. There he quickly gained the friendship and respect of his peers; he was well known for his strong soccer goals and for being the go-to person to explain a difficult class topic.

As a priest, he presided at his first mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Juan was a charismatic and outgoing man. His dedication and engaging sermons would turn attendance from a handful of attendees to a standing- room only crowd in a matter of months. He continued his active ministry for 10 years before requesting and obtaining a papal dispensation to step away from an active priesthood to become a lay servant of his beloved Roman Catholic Church Community. He did his best and succeeded at leading an exemplary life.

At the age of 35 Juan came to Los Angeles and fell in love with his future wife, Marcella. In his writings, Juan wrote of Marcella as his rock and thanked her for her love, dedication, and energy for allowing him to live a successful life. Juan was a loving, dedicated, faithful and dependable husband who stopped at nothing to support Marcella and their sons’ dreams and aspirations. The two were blessed to be married for 44 years.

Juan and his wife moved to Ventura County in 1980, where he went to work in the Insurance Industry in servicing accounts. He quickly saw a need for laborers and employers to work together and establish a cooperative approach to preventing accidents and controlling loses. From there on out he worked with companies in creating and implementing safety & loss prevention programs. His charismatic presentations were instrumental in educating laborers, encouraging peer and management teamwork and reducing injuries in the workplace. He then went on to become a producer with the sales team, where he continued his practice of providing excellent customer service to Companies. His focus on personal and unconditional service to his clients quickly was what led him to great success. He was legendary at working endlessly, with great success, to reduce loses and premiums for the companies he worked with. His clients always knew he was a phone call away to quickly take care of any need they had. He did this in a timely manner with a great positive, helpful attitude.


Together, Juan and Marcella had twin sons. Juan was a dedicated father who made sure to always be present in his sons’ lives. He was there to take them to sports practices, speech tournaments, lessons and very early morning skate boarding practices. He did this all the while passing to his sons all the important life lessons he had learned throughout his life. Then as his sons grew older, into adulthood, he wrote to them to let them know he was in awe of them and inspired by the life lessons they had given him!

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Para mí querido tio Juan.

Shared by Gris Hernandez on March 27, 2021
Mí querido tío Juan....te extrañare mucho...hasta el cielo. Se quedan conmigo tus palabras siempre de aliento, de cariño a través de los años y de la distancia. Nunca te olvidaste de mí. Esa voz inconfundible, tus carcajadas, siempre atento, siempre cariñoso con todos nosotros. Tus largas cartas a través del correo electrónico. Cómo dijo el sacerdote en tu misa. Lloramos ahora por nosotros que nos quedamos sin ti -físicamente. Tus primeros 80 años! y de aquí hasta toda la eternidad....ahora forever young! como siempre fue tu espíritu aquí en la tierra.  Esta no es una despedida sino un "hasta luego" ...y como siempre terminaban nuestros escritos...Love .  Que seas muy feliz allá ✨ y diles a todos que también los extrañamos mucho. Cómo me dijo Marcela...siempre queremos más de Dios. Muchas cosas se quedaron pendientes por vivir...pero un día las continuaremos