Amador Gonzalez

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Sacramento High (Sacramento, CA) yearbook portrait, 1986

Amador Rolando Gonzalez
30 Apr 1944 - 06 May 1987

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Capital City Squares
Prime 8s
Western Star Dancers


Amador R Gonzalez

A rosary for Amador R. Gonzalez, a teacher and student activities advisor at Sacramento High School, will be recited ay 7:30 tonight in the Nauman & Son Chapel, 4041 Freeport Blvd. A Mass of Christian burial will be said at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Anne's Catholic Church, 7724 24th St.

Mr. Gonzalez died Wednesday morning after a lengthy illness. He was 43.

Mr. Gonzalez joined Sacramento High School in 1971 and was an adviser to Region 3 of the California Association of Student Councils.

He was a member of the Sacramento City and California teachers associations and the National Education Association and served twice as president of the Association of Mexican-American Educators.

The Texas native is survived by his mother and stepfather, Evangelina and David A. Hoffman of Sacramento; brothers, James, Jabier and Raymundo, all of Texas; and sisters, Elsa Mendoza of Texas, Yolando Marino of Sacramento and Melinda Carlton of Stockton.[1]


Amador Rolando Gonzalez
April 30, 1944 — May 6, 1987

My sweet Amy is now in peace, teasing and flirting with the angels. after a painful battle with AIDS.

Amador was born in Laredo, Texas. Expected to die soon after birth, Amador overcame tremendous obstacles and devoted his life to teaching and spreading warmth, love and laughter. He worked for 16 years as a teacher and student activities advisor at Sacramento High School, where he was deeply loved and respected by students and faculty. He served twice as the president of Mexican-American Educators, danced with the Capital Squares, Primes 8s and Western Stars square dance clubs, and was a proud Gold Medal winner for billiards during Gay Games II. He loved to dance, was an avid movie-goer, a great cook and a constant burst of energy.

He is loved and remembered by his lover for nine years, Jeffrey Herre, our kids Princess and Phoenix, and the many wonderful friends in our life that we consider our true family. We will miss his playfulness, childlike innocence, sarcastic wit, and love of life.

I love you Amador — forever.
Jeffrey Herre[2]

We were all saddened to learn our compodre, Amador Gonzalez, passed away May 6th from AIDS. He had been a member of our club for several years and was very active in club affairs and will be sorely missed. Heart felt sympathy for his lover, Jeff {Herre}, is shared by everyone.
— Capital City Squares[3]

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  1. The Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, CA) Thursday, 07 May 1987, p.B2 col.5
  2. Mom … Guess What! (Sacramento, CA) Jun 1987, p.2, col.2-3
  3. Capital City Squares newsletter (Sacramento, CA), Jun 1987 p. 1