Joseph Nmn Gomez
Joseph Nmn Gomez
  • July 1, 1926 - July 24, 2017
  • Winter Springs, Florida

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Joseph Gomez, 91, passed away peacefully in July 24, 2017. He was born in Tampa (Ybor City), Florida. He was a Navy veteran of WW II and Korea. Joe married Phyllis Vogel on October 18, 1951. She preceded him in death in 1987. He is survived by their children: Phillip, Mark, Drake, Jody (Dennis) Pomeroy, and Donna (Alain Decartes) Bratton, and grandchildren; Andy, Nina, and Joey Pomeroy and Austin Bratton. He is also survived by his wife Gilda and step daughters, Nicole Copare Stohs and Christina Copare Evard. Joe’s career centered on the Florida State University System. Beginning with the U of F, then at USF and finally at UCF where he retired after 19 years as comptroller in 1989. After his retirement, he spent the next 17 years as an “extra” in movies, TV, and videos. In his spare time, he created greeting cards for every occasion and faithfully sent them to all his family and friends. The family wishes to thank the staff at Spring Hills of Lake Mary, and Vitas Hospice for their loving care. Visitation will be held at the Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home at 994 E. Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs, 32701 on Friday, August 11, 2017 from 6PM – 8PM. A funeral mass at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church will be held Saturday, August 12, at 11AM, with a reception immediately following in the Parish Life Center. Graveside service will continue at Glen Haven Memorial Park in Winter Park at 2:30PM. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Florida.