Gomez, Edward J. (Eddie), Saginaw, Michigan

Eddie went home to be with his Lord on August 21, 2011 at the age of 40 years. Beloved son and brother, passed away Sunday at St. Mary’s Hospital following a brief illness. He was born July 29, 1971 to Ruth (Chantaca) Gomez and the late David Ernie Gomez. Although he left us suddenly, Eddie touched many lives during his short time on earth. He graduated from Carrollton High School and was involved in Special Olympics, St. Mary’s Guardian Angel and the SPRED Program. He enjoyed music, swimming, dancing and travelling. He enjoyed spending time with his family and particularly enjoyed celebrating Halloween. Eddie exceeded all expectations and his family was very proud of all his accomplishments. Eddie was predeceased by his father, David Ernie Gomez, this past January and often expressed how much he missed his “Willy”. Surviving are his mother, Ruth Gomez, Saginaw; two sisters and one brother, Theresa (Brian) Fisher, Winter Haven, Florida; Patty (Barry) Dobis, Saginaw; Michael Gomez, Saginaw; his nieces and nephews whom he loved very much, Richard Gomez, Larissa Gallardo and Christian Dobis; his grandniece, Isabelle Gomez and his grandnephew, Carlito Rosas; many dear aunts, uncles, cousins and other family and friends. The family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to Eddie’s caregivers, Tristine Ivey, Larissa Gallardo and Sally Tippett and to the staff at Guardian Angel. Eddie will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Funeral liturgy will take place on Friday, August 26, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Josaphat Catholic Church. Rev. Ronald Dombrowski will officiate. Burial will take place at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of memorial Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to the activities program at Guardian Angel c/o Eddie’s mother, Ruth Gomez. www.casefuneralhome.com