Jose Angel Gutierrez, loving father and grandfather, of Galveston died suddenly at the age of 63 on October 4, 2011. He was born February 14, 1948 in Galveston, Texas to Pedro and Enedina Gutierrez. Jose worked as a longshoreman and member of the ILA for 30 years. Last year he became a dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was very involved in the church and was studying to become a priest.
Jose is preceded in death by his parents, Enedina and Pedro Gutierrez; and brother, Juan Manuel Gutierrez.
He is survived by his partner, Rosemary Gutierrez; children, Tony, Joaquin, Lee, Nicholas, and Derrick Gutierrez; stepchildren, Gregory and Christopher Guindon; Chrystal and Donald Hammill; grandchildren, Autumn, Angilecque and Isabella Gutierrez; sisters, Olga, Maria Julia, and Maria Rosalia Gutierrez; brother, Jose Esteban Gutierrez; nieces and nephews, Christopher, Vincent, and Lisa Zahorik; Julie Mitchell; Joseph and Steve Gutierrez,; Nancy Martinez; Victor, Manuel, and Steve Gracia; Manuel, Gloria, and Nina Gonzales; and Pete, Jesse, John, Julia, and Irene Gutierrez..
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Sunday, October 9, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Monday, October 10, 2011 at 10:00am at Malloy & Son Funeral Home with Alan Sheffield officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Nicholas Gutierrez, Lee Gutierrez, Derrick Gutierrez, Jose Esteban Gutierrez, Steve Gutierrez, and Joseph Gutierrez. Honorary pallbearers are Keith Guindon and Gregory Guindon.