Gomez, Anacleto J. “A.J.”, Saginaw, Michigan

Loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother passed away Sunday, October 7, 2012 at Henry Ford Hospital. Age 82 years. Son of the late Manuel and Carmen (Valdez) Gomez, A.J. was born March 3, 1930 in East Chicago, Indiana. He was married to Edelmira “Adele” Rios on December 26, 1953 in San Antonio, Texas. She survives him. He served his country in the U.S. Army. The couple moved to Saginaw, Michigan in January 1954. A.J. was a hardworking and dedicated employee for General Motors as an inspector and truck driver until his retirement in 1980. He was a member of The Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, The Knights of Columbus Council 593, and UAW 699. He loved his family and guided correctly. He loved his country and enjoyed all music and sports. Surviving besides his loving wife Adele are his five children Alma J. Medina and Luis; James C. Gomez and Bertha; Robert J. Gomez and Maria; Jerry A. Gomez and Susan; and Margaret G. Cantu; eleven grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; his brother Fidel G. Gomez; his sisters Anna M. Marinez and Margarita Flores and Raymond; along with numerous step-brothers and step-sisters; and several nieces and nephews. A.J. was preceded in death by his sister Alice Alonzo. A special thanks to the employees of Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit that were caring and compassionate to Dad and our family. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at The Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, 615 Hoyt Ave., Saginaw. Rev. Fr. Ronald Wagner will officiate with burial at Eastlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Wednesday from 2:00-7:00 p.m. and at The Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass. The Knights of Columbus will pray the rosary Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. There will be a Vigil Service at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to The Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption. www.snowfuneralhome.net