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The family of Peter “Pedro” Gonzalez, has requested the Patriot Guard Riders to be present as he is laid to rest.  It will be our honor to do so.

Pedro was born on 10/23/33 and entered into rest on 07/18/21 at the age of 88.  He entered the USAF in April 1952, was stationed at Tampa, FL and eventually deployed in Japan.  He exited the Air Force with an honorable discharge in January 1956.

Prior to entering the Air Force, Pedro worked for Monrovia Nursery.  After his exit from the military, he worked for GM for 10 years and then Ford Motors as a painter until he retired.  He enjoyed woodcarving, gardening, and singing.

Pedro is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Mario Gonzalez; daughters Sallie Schoelen, and Rita Lake.  Pedro has one son who predeceased him, Paul Gonzalez.  He came from a large family and is also predeceased by three brothers and six sisters.  He has one surviving, sister, Mercedes.

NOTE: This mission posting is to facilitate your voluntary participation in honoring this Military Veteran. For those interested, and all PGR members are welcome, we will be accompanying the Hero from the church to the cemetery. Please see the timetable below if you would like to participate. For those who would rather go directly to the cemetery, we will meet you there.

NOTE:  For possible Covid protocols are still in place, bring a face covering/should the need arise.



1015 – Staging at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 420 S. Shamrock Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016.  Service will be in process so arrive quietly as possible.

1030 – Mission briefing.

1040 – Flag line as hero is brought out to the coach.

1045 – KSU to Turner & Stevens Live Oak Mortuary & Memorial Park, 200 S. Duarte Rd., Monrovia, CA 91016.

1100 – Flag line at graveside for military honors.

Dennis “Navrick” Navarre
SoCalPGR Ride Captain

You do not have to be a Veteran or a motorcycle rider to attend this mission. All PGR members are welcome. We encourage those who do not ride to attend in your car. If this will be your first mission go to the initial staging area and you will be briefed there by the Ride Captain (RC). Dress for motorcycle riding or dress casually if you are driving a cage (car). Please feel free to attend any portion of this mission you can. Please ride/drive safely.

Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and respect for our Heroes. No talking, smoking, or cell phone use during the flag line or service. Please keep radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Remember, cemeteries are hallowed ground. Show respect to all who are there, not just the ones we are honoring.