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Alonzo A. Gongora
 

Memorial for Alonzo A. Gongora

Born in Houston, Texas on May 24, 1964
Departed on Nov. 4, 2015 and resided in Missouri City, TX.
Visitation: Monday, Nov. 9, 2015
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service: Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015
10:00 am
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Alonzo A. Gongora, of Missouri City, Texas passed away suddenly on November 4, 2015 in Sugar Land, Texas at the age of 51. He was born May 24, 1964 in Houston, Texas to Alonzo and Dolores V. Gongora. He grew up in Houston and graduated from Willowridge High School in Fort Bend County in 1982. He attended Blinn College.

Following college, Alonzo worked in his family's business before pursuing a career in radio. He worked for Cox Radio in Houston, New Wavo Communications in Conroe, TX, Noalmark Broadcasting in El Dorado, AR and internet-based Country Crossroads. Across his radio career he held positions in promotions and production, as well as being an on-air personality. Underscoring his radio career was a love of all types of music, but particularly country music and classic rock. Alonzo started playing the drums when he was 4 years old, and continued throughout his lifetime. He also played guitar and bass. He performed in the marching bands at Willowridge High School and Blinn College, and was a member of several country and rock bands throughout his life. He spent his final years working as a professional musician, his life-time dream. Some of his favorite bands include "Cousin Earl" and "Southern Koast" in Arkansas, and "Delta Groove Factor" and "The Bobby D Sawyer Band" in Houston. Alonzo also loved photography, and worked as a professional photographer.

Alonzo had a generous spirit, always giving to others. He was a regular blood-donor, and participated in numerous activities supporting pediatric cancer research. Through his volunteer work, he met a special young girl, Julia, who was fighting pediatric cancer. She became his surrogate daughter. His final gift to the world was to be an organ and tissue donor. He always had a smile on his face, and was quick to make others laugh. This loving husband, son, brother and friend will truly be missed.

He is survived by his wife, Debra (Anderson) Corak, who he met when he was 14 years old. Following high school, they lost track of one another, but were reconnected via social media in 2010, and married in 2011. He is also survived by his parents, Alonzo and Dolores Gongora; brother, Richard Gongora; step-son, John Corak; parents-in-law, Clifford and Della Anderson; along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He also leaves behind his beloved dog Morgan.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m., Monday, November 9, 2015 in the Chapel of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg.

The funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at St. Mark Evangelist Catholic Church in Houston.

Pallbearers will include: Arthur Garcia, Daniel Garcia, Thomas Garcia, Ellias Garza, Rafael Gongora, Rudy Gongora, Bobby D Sawyer, and Izzy Vences.


Tributes and words of condolence may be left for the family at www.davisgreenlawnfh.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Alonzo's memory to Snowdrop Foundation, Inc at https://npo.justgive.org/nonprofits/donate.jsp?ein=20-4478536

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd., (Hwy 59 South @ FM 2218) in Rosenberg, Texas 77471, Phone: 281-341-8800.

  

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