The family of Thomas Gonzales II has sued StoneMor California, the corporate owners of Oakmont Memorial Park in Lafayette, for their alleged negligence in the stealing of the ashes of Gonzales.
The suit is for a minimum of $3.2-million, which is what it cost the family to have the white marble mausoleum built to hold the ashes of Gonzales.
The ashes were stolen during a break-in of the mausoleum in January of last year. The family is claiming negligence due to the fact that a break-in just a few days before that went unreported to the family.
Gonzales co-founded the software firm Commerce One during the dot-com boom. He died in 2001 from gastric cancer.