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Hernando C. Gonzales, III entered into eternal rest on Thursday, February 22, 2018. He was the devoted husband of Carol Way Gonzales. He was the loving son of Shirley Gonzales Ricard and the late Hernando C. Gonzales Jr. He was the proud father of Hernando C. Gonzales IV and Mia R. Gonzales Washington (Tolliver). He was the caring brother of Shirley Gonzales, Don Gonzales and the late Linda G. Spriggins and Phyllis Dupuy. Brother in law of Leo Spriggins, Wash Way, Sr. (Penny), Lawrence Way, Joseph Way (Kathy), Joyce Moore, Doris Magee (Charles) and Dianne Ricks (Joe). He is also survived by two grandchildren Kaliyah Gonzales and Julio Washington, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, friends and Jack his Alaskan Malamute.
Relatives and friends of the family, also Priest and Parishioners of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church; graduates of Walter L. Cohen High School Class of 1967; members of the Delta Racing Pigeon Club and New Orleans Combine Racing Pigeon Club and employees and staff of the Veterans Administration Hospital and University Medical Center are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6828 Chef Menteur Hwy. Visitation will be from 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM. Recitation of the Rosary begins at 9:00 AM. Interment: Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 7411 Chef Menteur Hwy. Please visit to share online condolences.