Gomez, Gilbert Life long resident and a member of one of the original families of the Redondo Beach community peacefully passed away at his home surrounded by his wife and family on Friday, January 18, 2008 at the age of 74. Gilbert will be forever and lovingly remembered by Joan, his wife of 57 years; loving and devoted father to Cathe Rodriguez of Redondo Beach, Virginia (Willie) Sanchez of Murrieta, Darlene Gomez and Gilbert Gomez Jr. both of Redondo Beach; a proud grandpa of twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Gilbert is survived by his brothers Raymond "Hozie" and Art Gomez of Redondo Beach, sisters Josephine Alba of Redondo Beach, Mary Louise Ruiz of Los Alamitos and Lupe Saucedo of Oceana; sisters-in-law Dolores Valencia and Della Anaya both of Redondo Beach and Rachel Serena of Buckley, WA and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Rosalio and Carmen Gomez. Gilbert's passion for racing was lived out racing his junior gas dragster at the legendary Lion's Drag Strip. Other interests included camping and fishing with his family and friends. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 6PM with vigil service at 7PM and Funeral Mass on Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 10AM all in Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Hermosa Beach with reception immediately following services in the parish hall. In leiu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church "Building Fund," in his memory.

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  1. Dearest Joan and family: It was very sad to hear of Gilbert’s passing but we know he is at peace and is now resting in the arms of our heavenly father. We know he will be remembered for his love of life, family and friends augmented by his faith in God. Our love, prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Candy Millan and family. Carlos Millan, Lewiston, Ca. Diana Millan, Pagosa Springs, Co. Renee Dewitt (Millan) Houston, Mo. Nadine Tupaz (Millan) Lomita, Ca.

  2. Dearest Joan and Family, Your in my deepest thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Call me if anything is needed at all!!

  3. Grandpa, The day before the Lord called you into his arms I layed down with you and rubbed your head and we had our last talk. I will never forget that day or all my unforgetable memories of you and me. I’m going to miss seeing you sitting in your chair playing cards watching The race on TV, but I know you are not suffering anymore. I wish you could have walked me down the aisle but I know you will be watching down from the heavens above. You are my guardian angel and I will see you in my dreams! I LOVE YOU GRAMPY!

  4. Hey Gramps, Still miss you and think about you all the time. Wish I would have spent more time with you and learned more from you. I love you and talk to you soon.

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