William "Bill" Gonzalez Carrero, 84, died Saturday, February 2, 2013, at his home in Lorain. Bill was born March 15, 1928 in Aquada, Puerto Rico. He moved to Lorain at the age of 17 and made his home here through retirement.
Bill was married to Ruth Ann Miller and raised seven children, three from Ruth Ann's first marriage, and four together. During his early years, Bill was a Golden Gloves Boxing Champion and restaurant owner. His greatest joys were spending time with his grandchildren and attending their sporting events. He also enjoyed raising and sporting his roosters. Bill had a very successful career as a Committeeman, Building Chairman, Recording Secretary and Assistant Vice President during his 43 years with Ford Motor Company's UAW Local 1250 in Brookpark.
Bill is survived by his children, Ruth Roberta Toothman, Diana Marie Evans, Ramona Antoinette Brown (David), Kathleen Adela Discenzo, William Daniel Carrero, Jr. (Kelly), Donato David Carrero (Melinda); 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Juan "Kiki" Gonzalez; sister, Amparo Gonzalez; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Ann (nee Miller); son, Enrique Antonio; grandson, Jerry; brothers, Donato and Pedro "Tito" Gonzalez; and his sisters, Jean and Monsa Gonzalez.
Friends may call Friday, February 8, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M., at Wyers Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Road, Sheffield Township, where a prayer service will be held at 8 P.M., with Father Richard Hudak, Pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Lorain, officiating.
Bill's final request was to be buried alongside his parents and siblings in Aquada, Puerto Rico.