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Florentino Gonzalez Jr.

Published March 24,2019

Obituary's Biography:

Florentino “Toaster” Gonzalez, Jr.Born 12/3/1965.  A man of many nicknames, passed peacefully in his home surrounded by his devoted family on 3/19/19. He was truly an amazing, devoted, soulmate and husband to Shelly.  A superb father & best friend to Alex, Max, & Jordan (G), Jon, Brit & Sam Straus and all of their significant others as well.  And a wonderful Son to Nani Bev. Known to family & friends as “Dr. Hands of Gold” who could fix anything.  We never needed to hire anyone or wonder how or when it was going to be fixed.  He started as a maintenance mechanic 13 years ago and rose to Corporate Facilities Manager for Medline Industries, Inc.  He was always positive, passionate, dedicated professional and always willing to help or teach. Complications from Leukemia took him too early from our lives.  Please register to be a bone marrow and organ & tissue donor.  All donations should be made to the Leukemia Research Foundation. Please join us for a Memorial in his honor, Friday, March 29th from 6-8PM at Strang Funeral Chapel In Grayslake, IL
Thank you, The Gonzalez & Straus Family

3 replies on “Florentino Gonzalez Jr.”

  1. The sadness at the loss of a really good man is felt by all. Especially his very close family. Good father and soul mate to Shelly. The smile that reached his eyes.. even when they were rolling at the stupid shi* that people do. Always there to assist whenever he was needed. from one end of Medline to the other. I am super glad that he was able to experience life with Shelly. Boy he loved her in every way. He couldn’t sit next to her with out touching her. Planning their lives together. wow. its hard to find a love like that. It was way too short. We feel the loss all over. We are very proud that we had Toaster for the time and the laughter he brought to us in the time we had with him. He touched us all. He is now a Warrior/Angle with our Lord.
    Our hearts are filled with his loss and with his family at this time.
    Diane L. Seminary

  2. Tony was truly a wonderful coworker that I have had to pleasure of knowing for several years here at the Medline Mundelein Campus. He was always helpful, and he had a smiling face. Tony will be missed. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to know and work with Tony. My prayers go out to his family and for Tony as he rises up to heaven.

  3. We are going to miss Tony a great deal. He was one of our favorite customers and always a delight to deal with. He had been coming into our shop for a long time and I got the pleasure of knowing him for the 8 years I worked here. He was such a hard worker, cared about his family and was always so nice to us. This is truly a sad day to hear of this. Our heart goes out to his family and close friends.

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