Dr. Gonzalez-Angulo passed away February 6, 2018
November 13, 1943 – February 6, 2018
Wilbert Gonzalez-Angulo ’67 died peacefully at home in Riverside, California, on February 6, 2018, after a long illness. Dr. Gonzalez was born November 13, 1943, in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. He emigrated from his childhood home in Cozumel, Mexico by way of Tecate to Riverside, California at the age of 15 to study medicine. He graduated with a pre-medical degree from La Sierra College in 1963 and then from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1967. He married his wife of 49 years, JoAnn Gonzalez, in 1969.
Dr. Gonzalez was the chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Riverside General Hospital and a professor at Loma Linda University School of Medicine for more than three decades. He was a beloved teacher, doctor, mentor, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend. He delivered thousands of babies and trained hundreds of nurses and doctors, many of whom were inspired by him as an exemplary physician and man. He retired just two years prior to his death when his illness finally prevented him from continuing to practice. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn; his three sons, Stephen, Marc, and Michael; his grandchildren, Cecilia, Elena, Pieter, and Daniel; and his siblings, Beatriz, Juan, and Raul.