Thursday, June 11, 2020

RIP David Gonzales



David Gonzales, a longtime employee at Frank Restaurant on Second Avenue, died on Saturday from complications due to COVID-19. He was 55.

He had been on a ventilator at Albany Medical Center since April 4.

Gonzales started nearly 15 years ago as a maintenance manager at the restaurant between Fifth Street and Sixth Street.

In an Instagram post, chef-owner Frank Prisinzano paid tribute to Gonzales:

I don’t know what we are going to do without David. Before this pandemic I would never have imagined it even possible to not have David. He was another of my sons

My entire restaurant family is crushed. He was really a savior they called for help. We feel a huge hole in our hearts.

He is survived by his wife and six children as well as his mother. The restaurant has a GoFundMe account to help pay for his funeral expenses.

Gonzales is the second member of the Frank-Supper-Lil' Frankies family to die from COVID-19. Miguel Grande, known as the Pasta King at Supper on Second Street, died in late April at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shit. That sucks. Condolences to his loved ones. RIP man.

Anonymous said...

This is very sad, the loss of such a good man. I pray he will rest in peace, and I extend my deepest sympathies to his family.

I hope his family, friends, and co-workers will all find comfort in their time of sorrow. He will be lovingly remembered by many, many people.