Ricardo Miguel Gonzalez, age 45, passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2011 in Yuma, AZ. He was born on March 4, 1966, in Ponce, Puerto Rico.Ricardo attended school in Academia Santa Maria in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Then graduated as a naval officer from The Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He served as an officer for seven years, and fought during the Persian Gulf War on the U.S.S. Midway. He also studied in San Diego University were he received his certificate as an interpreter and translator. He worked in Maricopa County and since 2003 as an interpreter at the Federal District Court in Yuma, AZ. Ricardo is survived by his parents: Jesus and Juanita Gonzalez and sisters Maria J. and Lourdes. He will be missed by his relatives in Puerto Rico and friends who knew and loved him in Yuma.Viewing will be held at Yuma Mortuary on Thursday, December 15, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Friday, December 16, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with rosary at 7p.m. Mass will be held at St. Francis Catholic Church on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 9:30 a.m.