Born in McKeesport, April 8, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Joseph L. and Mollie Weiss Gonzales. Wife of the late Harry Hobson and the late Harry Addison Conrad, Jr., she was preceded in death by sisters Rosalie Hansen, Miriam Diggs, and Esther Micklo, and brother Joseph Gonzales, Jr.
She is survived by 3 sons, Jeffrey, Harry, and Bernie, loving grandchildren, sisters, Sylvia Hannen, Doris Amatuzzi, and Linda Micklo, brothers, David, Howard, Albert, and Carl Gonzales.
Rachel was the manager of Housing Opportunities, Inc., a democratic committee woman in the 7th ward, was associated with Vienna Bakery, and was the matriarch of the family.
Visitation will be held Monday, January 4, 2021 from 2-5 PM, with an open casket from 2-4 PM in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132. A service will be held in the funeral home on Monday at 4:30 PM. Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. The family suggests contributions to McKeesport Ambulance Service or the Community Food Bank.
Originally published December 30, 2020.