In Memory of
July 2, 2021
Anthony J. Gonzales Sr.,
77, of Holmdel passed away Friday, July 2, 2021,
surrounded by his loving and supportive family.
as “Tony” to friends, family, and colleagues, he was
born in New York, NY. He honorably served his country in
the United States Army and is a veteran of the Vietnam
War. Following his military service, he embarked on a
career in law enforcement with the Port Authority of New
York and New Jersey, performing his duties with such
valor as to be welcomed into the Honor Legion of New
Jersey. Tony retired as a police officer after
twenty-five years of service.
In retirement, Tony celebrated life with his
grandchildren and new friendships with the Holmdel Half
Century Club. As both a member and volunteer, Tony took
great pride in supporting the community that he has
called home for more than four decades. The same
integrity that carried his lifetime of service was
evident to all who knew him: A good listener, a man to
be counted on for his honesty, ready to offer support,
and always eager to share a laugh.
Tony is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Rosa
Ines Gonzales; his son Anthony Gonzales and his wife
Andrea of Cranford, NJ; and his grandchildren Lanna and
Aaron Gonzales. He will be missed by all who had the
privilege of knowing him, and he has influenced more
people in a positive light than he ever realized.
Visitation for Tony will be held Wednesday, July 7th
from 4-7pm at Holmdel Funeral Home, 26 S. Holmdel Rd,
Holmdel. Mass of Christian burial will be Thursday, July
8th at 9:15am at Church of St. Catharine, 108 Middletown
Rd, Holmdel. For messages of condolence for the family,
please visit Tony’s tribute page at
Wednesday, July 7th
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Holmdel Funeral Home
26 S. Holmdel Road
Holmdel, NJ 07733
Thursday, July 8th
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
St. Catharine's Church
108 Middletown Road
Holmdel, NJ 07733