Roberto Gonzalez

July 20, 1944 - October 8, 2021
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Roberto Gonzalez, affectionately known by his family and friends as “Guero”, was called by the LORD to his eternal home on Friday, October 8, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alejandro and Catalina Gonzalez, his brothers, Alejandro, Carlos “Chalo”, Hector, Mario, Jose “Perico”, and Raul Gonzalez.

Roberto was born in Laredo, July 20, 1944, and was raised in a home with six brothers and one sister. He served as a drum major in “La Banda Del Animo” at Martin High School and graduated in 1962. He was proudly called into service during the Vietnam War from February of 1966 to February of 1967. He served as a Crew Chief/G5 Specialist for the 120th Army Aviation Airborne Division known as “The Deans”. He spoke fondly of the time he got to serve his country and continued to serve later in life as part of The Laredo Honor Guard. For many years, he volunteered his time to transport veterans to and from doctors’ appointments at Audie Murphy Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He enjoyed his time with friends at the “neighborhood” and at the American Legion post 59.

His favorite hobbies were gardening, cooking, and photography. You could see his talents displayed in his daughters’ lawns, his numerous photo albums, and the delicious menudo he often made for holiday gatherings. He enjoyed watching the Cowboys and whatever boxing match he could find with his sons-in-law and friends. He proudly worked with US Customs for over 20 years. What made him proudest were his three daughters and grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughters Claudia (Miguel) Gonzalez-Mata, Laura (Joey) Gonzalez-Ortiz, Eva (Javier) Solis, also Evangelina Gonzalez the mother of his children, his grandchildren, Nathan and Alex Mata, Randy and Marcos Solis, and John Robert Ortiz, his sister Oralia (Rudy) Gallardo, sister-in-law Yolanda Gonzalez, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

We invite you to celebrate the life and memory of Guero with his family at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, on Thursday October 14th, 2021 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  A prayer service will begin at 7:00 pm. Departure to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church will take place Friday, October 15th at 8:20 am, service to start at 9:00 am. Interment will follow with Military Honors provided by the Laredo Honor Guard and presentation of the U.S. flag will be provided by the U.S. Army at the Veteran’s Section of the Laredo City Cemetery.

We will cherish you fondly in our hearts forever, Dad. Thank you for everything. We will love you forever and always.

“The free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services


1320 Trey Dr.
Laredo, Texas 78041

Service Information

Date: Friday, October 15, 2021

Time: 9:00 am

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church


1718 San Jorge
Laredo, Texas 78040

Funeral Mass Time Pending

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, October 15, 2021

City Cemetery


3200 N Meadow Ave
Laredo, Texas 78040


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Born: July 20, 1944
Died: October 8, 2021

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Our sincere condolences.

The staff of Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services.


Pliego family posted on 10/16/21

“My deepest sympathy for you and your family”.


Louie Villarreal posted on 10/15/21

In memory of Roberto Gonzalez, Louie Villarreal lit a candle


Louie Villarreal posted on 10/15/21

Our deepest condolences to the Gonzalez family, especially to your daughters, whom you loved so much and were your pride and joy. May you RIP, Robert. Louie and Berta Villarreal


Kavita Idnani-Ramos posted on 10/15/21

My deepest condolences to the family. May he Rest In Peace ??


Rodolfo Aguilar posted on 10/14/21

Our deepest condolences to Guero's family from your "Brothers", Laredo Veterans Honor Guard. Having served from 2006 to 2016. We won't forget you.


José Flavio García posted on 10/14/21

My most sincere condolences to the Gonzalez Family, May he rest in eternal peace?????? Robert was a co-worker of mine, I had the privilege and honor of working with him for approximately 10 years at U.S Customs. I have great memories of “El Guero”. He always had great stories to tell, great jokes, and great conversations about the Cowboys. I enjoyed seeing him at Briskets and Beers for breakfast many years after he retired. May you Rest In Peace Amigo and thank you for your friendship. ??????????


Alfredo Gutierrez posted on 10/14/21

Rest I peace, Guero, Freddy Gutierrez


Elvia Ruelas posted on 10/14/21

Eva, Thinking of you and wishing you and your daughters peace & comfort through this difficult time. May He Rest In Peace.


Elvia Ruelas posted on 10/14/21

Lali, Rudy Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your brother. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Ernesto & Elvia Garcia


Roberto and Consuelo Ramirez posted on 10/13/21

Our prayers to Guero and his family. May he rest in peace.


Leroy Gutierrez posted on 10/13/21

Guero our prayers ? are with you and family from Leroy and Buddy Gutierrez. May you rest in peace.


Carmen Escamilla posted on 10/12/21

Our deepest sympathies during this time of loss. I pray God’s peace and love for you and your family.


Cesar & San Juanita Luera Casso posted on 10/12/21

On behalf of the Luera Casso family, we express our sincere & heartfelt condolences to Guero’s family & friends. May he Rest In Peace and Perpetual Light shine upon him.


Roberto & Grace Perez posted on 10/12/21

Our most sincere condolences to his beloved family and especially to his sister, Oralia Gallardo. RIP Guero.


Paula Lopez posted on 10/12/21

My deepest condolences to the family. Rest In Peace He was a good man and good friend.


Phil Vergara posted on 10/11/21

Primo Roberto, So glad I got to visit with you in June and share some of our earlier experiences. I hate that you left us so soon, but I'm glad that you are with your bros., Tia Cata and Tio Alejandro. Primo look for mom(Elvira) and dad(Felipe), I know they are up there somewhere. They will be glad to see you. Until we meet again.- Your Primo who loved you so much Phil Vergara


Mariann Hite posted on 10/11/21

Dear Gonzalez Family, Sending my condolences from IL. May the wonderful memories carry you through this difficult time. Tío Guero will always be in heart and was special to me. You see, I believe Tío Guero was the one who gave me my nickname (Bunny) when he and my dad(Rudy Gonzalez) saw me for the first time. Rest In Peace dear Tío Much love - Mariann (Bunny) Gonzalez Hite.


Sari Garcia posted on 10/11/21

I am so very sorry for your loss. May Mr. Gonzalez Rest In Peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.