Gilbert Gomez passed with peace and grace on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, with his family at his side.
He was preceded in death by his loving father, Lou, and he is survived by his devoted mother, Fran Gomez; his brother Lou (Elizabeth) Gomez of Newton; and his sisters, Ventura (Warren) Porter of Winfield and Victoria (Frank) Adame of Newton.
Gilbert was born on March 24, 1963, in Newton and graduated from Newton High School in 1984. He participated in many activities while in high school, including cheerleading and Special Olympics. After high school, he was active at Northview Developmental Center Industries and the Learning Center. Additionally, he received excellent, caring services through Aspen Home Care for five years.
Gilbert enjoyed an active life until physical challenges limited his mobility. However, even then, he was a special young man who always had a smile, positive attitude and an unmistakable love for the Oak Ridge Boys and Star Trek. Everyone who came in contact with Gilbert recognized his determination and the never-ending supplies of “Good Idea.” His loving nature was shared with family, friends and even strangers.
A Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton. A Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 13, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, followed by interment in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Newton.
The family wishes to thank Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita for the excellent care he received while he stayed.
If you wish, donations may be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, and contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.
Gilbert leaves us rich in memories and appreciation of the joy he brought to our family and others who knew him.
Condolences may be left at www.broadwaycolonialfh.com.
Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.