OBITUARY

Luis A. Gomez

February 15, 1957February 14, 2021
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LUIS A. GOMEZ, born February 15, 1957, passed away February 14, 2021. Beloved husband of Diana Centeno-Gomez, dearest father of Amanda Gomez; devoted son of the late Luis Gomez and Hilda Morales; dear brother of Gisela Gomez (deceased) and Hilda Gomez (Mario, deceased); loving uncle and friend of many. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Hispanic Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program (HUMADAOP). Funeral service 7 PM Friday February 19 at THE DiCICCO AND SONS FUNERAL HOME 5975 MAYFIELD RD. MAYFIELD HTS.,(at Lander Rd) where the family will receive friends 4 PM UNTIL TIME OF SERVICE. Online condolences, guest registry and live stream service available at www.diciccoandsonsfh.com

Luis A. Gómez was a native of Carolina, Puerto Rico. Luis obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Political Science from the University of Puerto Rico in 1983. He was a loving, dedicated husband and father. He loved salsa music, basketball and football.

Luis was actively involved and committed to the entire Greater Cleveland Hispanic community since his arrival to Cleveland. He passionately advocated for the Puerto Rican community needs including employment, education and voting rights throughout Ohio.

He was a mentor, advisor and friend to many in the Hispanic community.

Luis was instrumental in the establishment and development of the Hispanic Youth Center, Casa Maria–Women’s Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center, Casa Alma–Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center, Coalition of Hispanic Community Service organizations and the Young Latino Network. Luis received many awards for his community involvement due to his dedication including the Angel Guzman Lifetime Achievement Award – City of Cleveland, the Miguel Prieto Award - Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program, Roberto Clemente Humanitarian Award - Northeast Ohio Roberto Clemente Committee and the Sister Alicia Alvarado Award - Cleveland State University. In addition, he was honored as the Padrino of the Puerto Rican Festival and Parade in 2011.

Luis favorite quote is: “Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't, then you are wasting your time on Earth", Roberto Clemente Walker.

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  • Hispanic Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program (HUMADAOP)

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    Friday, February 19, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, February 19, 2021

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Maria Codinach

February 20, 2021

My sympathy to Luis' family. I knew Luis at Cleveland State University. He was a true professional and fighter for Puerto Ricans. A gentleman with a great smile.

Denise Hall

February 19, 2021

I will always remember his infectious smile, and the twinkle in his eye.

steve longo

February 19, 2021

I will always remember the day Amanda brought her dad to work at The Los Angeles Film School. He was so happy and prod and could not wait to get home and help Amanda decorate her new apartment and hang a huge mirror on her wall Lol

Ivelisse Roig

February 19, 2021

Luis
Tu apoyo , tu guía fueron instruméntales . Siempre estuviste presente con humildad y dedicación. Que mucho te vamos a extrañar!! En especial tu sentido del humor. Gracias por siempre extenderme la mano y por tu trabajo excepcional!

Descansa en paz amigo!!’

Jerry Sue Thornton

February 19, 2021

I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences to the Gomez family. I was saddened to hear about Luis passing. We enjoyed his wonderful talents and charm at Tri-C over the years and he became a friend to me. We often shared stories of individuals we both knew in Puerto Rico and had great laughs. He will truly be missed in our community!
May the family be consoled knowing that he was greatly loved in Cleveland!
Jerry Sue Thornton, Ph.D.
President Emerita
Cuyahoga Community College

Gladys Vega

February 19, 2021

My son Luis would call himself Luis Gomez Vega ! He would always hear people call Luis “Luis Gomez” so he figured Gomez was part of being called Luis . He was three yrs old , and it would make the real Luis Gómez laugh!

Dina Narváez- Santiago

February 19, 2021

Diana , Amanda y demás familia,
Nuestro más sentido pésame. Luis fue un hombre muy querido, respetado y fue un pilar de la comunidad latina. Pedimos a Dios que los buenos recuerdos y el cariño de tu familia y amistades las ayude a sobrellevar esta gran tristeza.
Walter, Dina y Gabriela

Raquel Quiñones

February 19, 2021

Diana y Amanda... Mis más sentidas condolencias por la pérdida física de un ser tan especial. Luis permanecerá en el corazón de todos los que tuvimos el privilegio de conocerlo. Su don de gente, su amistad sincera, su sonrisa perpetua, su buen humor, su integridad, su entrega al más necesitado...
Pido a Dios que las fortalezca y sea refugio en estos momentos de separación.🙏🏽

Hasta luego, Luis...🤍

Jose Reyes

February 18, 2021

Siempre estaré agradecido por la oportunidad de haber trabajado con El en muchos departamentos. Mis condolencias para toda la familia

juanita pena-santana

February 18, 2021

Diana, Amanda

My deepest condolences to you and the family on Luis passing. Luis was always a kind hearted loving person. I always remember Luis working for the community ., always being there . A true friend. He will be missed . Rest In Peace,

my prayers go out to the family.

Juanita pena santana

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