Renate Gonzales - RIP

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Louise "Mickey" Head (Cidaa1) on Friday, February 03, 2012 - 05:55 am:  Edit

Renate Maria (Trackert) Gonzales, 81, of Mt Laurel, NJ lost her struggle with heart disease on Friday, 20 January 2012 at Samaritan Hospice in Mt Holly. Born 1 May 1930 in Worms, Germany, she was a 40 year resident of New Jersey.

She will be remembered as a vivacious, generous and loving wife, mother, grandmother (Oma) and devoted friend, always ready with a generous smile. She loved spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren but also donated time and energy to charities in the communities she lived in. Renate was a master beautician, working at various locations in both Germany and the United States. She enjoyed her years in bowling alleys all across the US and Germany, appreciated a good authentic taco accompanied by a tall cold Margarita, and attending to the various dogs that shared her lap. She also took pleasure in crossword puzzles, WWE, swimming and traveling back to Germany when her health allowed.

Renate was preceded in death by her parents, George and Elisabeth Trackert and by her sister, Lottie Trackert. She is survived by her husband of 50+ years, Leo E Gonzales; three children and their spouses, Maria and Paul Simmons of Guyton, GA, Alex and Joan Gonzales of Marlton, NJ and Christina Stark of Belleville, MI; a brother, Gunter Trackert of Germany; grandchildren Alisha, Justin, Michelle, Paige, Brooke and Stacy, along with numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, grandnephews, nieces, grandnieces and friends whom are blessed to have known her.

A memorial service for Renate was held on 26 January at the chapel of the BGWCD Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 350 Province Line Road in Wrightstown, NJ. Tilghman Funeral Home, 52 Main Street, New Egypt, NJ 08533 was in charge. Memorial contributions in Renate’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association. Guest book at

Condolences to Leo Gonzales and family at the address on page 34 of the 2011 Gold Book.

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