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Daniel "Danny" R. Gomez, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on June 9, 2017 at the age of 42. Born and raised in Glendale, California, Daniel attended Hoover High School and went on to complete his Bachelors of Arts Degree with honors in music, audio recording from the California State University at Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) in 2002. Daniel is survived by his mother Cecilia Gomez, siblings Gabriella and Mike Gomez as well as the love of his life Marilyn Morales. He also will now be the guardian angel to his two Godchildren Mikey and Isabella Gomez.

Danny was an avid musician beginning with his love of percussion, and moving on to play both the piano and guitar, the instrument that his brother played as well. In college, Danny often jammed with his brother Mike as they both pursued their degrees in music around the same time.

The love of music followed Danny as he pursued his career leading him into education and providing computer support at elementary schools first at Echo Horizon and most recently Seven Arrows Elementary School. At Echo Horizon he was known for his Garage Band after school class. With each school year, he embraced the challenges of his job as well as his desire to help youth leave a positive mark on the world.

Aside from his professional life, Danny was committed to social justice issues and believed deeply in supporting those with less amongst us. As a child, he attended many rallies in support of the United Farm Workers and treasured a UFW flag signed by one of his heroes Cesar Chavez. Danny most recently attended the Women's March in Los Angeles. At the march he found someone who had fallen and actively protected the person from getting trampled on. It was what Danny did instinctively. Where there was hatred he sowed love.where there was injustice he fought for a voice for those who could not speak.

Not far behind Danny was Charlie, his beloved pet dog. When not at work, Danny and Marilyn could often be found enjoying walks with Charlie in their neighborhood, at a park or on occasion the dog beaches.

Danny was a hardworking individual who made time for those in need as well as mass even if it was the last chance mass at 5pm. This past Ash Wednesday, he remarked how special his ashes were especially since his mother had put them on him. His final days were spent with laughter, laugh and deep faith as he took the next step in his journey into his next life. To know Daniel was truly to love him and feel like you were the most important person in the world. He will be deeply missed.

Arrangements under the direction of Valley Funeral Home, Burbank, CA.