Carlos "Chuck" Gomez
January 2, 1924 – February 23, 2014
Carlos “Chuck” Reyes Gomez went to be with the Lord on February 23, 2014 at the age of 90. He was born January 2, 1924 in Santa Paula, California. Raised by his parents Antonio and Agustina Gomez, along with brothers Nito, Tony and Eugene; sisters Lupe, Chayo and Delia. Answering the call of duty at the age of 18, Chuck helped secure our freedom while serving in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific arena as a squad leader, helped in leading the seizure of the Mariana Island, Saipan and Okinawa. Upon his return home to Santa Paula, Carlos fulfilled his destiny and married the love of his life Beatrice “Bebe” Avila of Santa Paula on April 25, 1948. Then moved to Ventura to raise their family and he begin his career at the CBC Port Hueneme Naval base as a Warehouse Supervisor until his retirement in 1981. Chuck was an extraordinary loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to all; he was very humorous, understanding, compassionate, generous man. Anyone who met him would attest to his warm heart and gentle nature. He will always be remembered for his charm, patriotism, and always greet you with a “howdy”. If he didn’t remember your name you were affectionately known as “George”. Chuck was a true blue Dodger fan, attending games with his family or on a chartered bus with friends, dancing with his wife at functions, building block walls with friends, coaching his son’s baseball team, camping, and growing his tomatoes with his neighbor Bill. But the most fulfillments came from his grandchildren which he cherished deeply until his last days. They always knew “grandpa” would be there for them. The memories that Chuck leaves his family and friends will be forever lasting. Chuck was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Bebe in 1993. He is survived by his children Danny Gomez (Diane), Dennis Gomez (Terri), Lisa Galli (Dino); Grandchildren Robert Gomez (Tiffany), Gina Garcia (Johnny), Carlos Vasquez, Mathew Gomez, Denise Ezell (Justin), Mark Vasquez, Allen Gomez, Brianna Vasquez, Aaron Galli, Alexis Galli; Great-grandchildren Johnny, Joe, and Gianna Garcia; Delilah and Savannah Gomez, and Vivienne Ezell. Services for Chuck will be held on Monday, March 3rd at Skillin-Carroll Chapel, 738 E Santa Paula St, Santa Paula CA .Visitation from 4pm to 8pm, Rosary at 7pm. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 4th, 10:30am at St. Sebastian Church 235 N 9th St., Santa Paula, CA. Burial will follow at Santa Paula Cemetery, 380 Cemetery Rd, Santa Paula, CA.
- Visitation/Rosary 7pm Monday, March 3, 2014
- Funeral Mass Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Carlos "Chuck" Gomez
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February 1, 2015
May God bless my cousins and thier families during this time...
March 20, 2014
I met Chuck about a year ago, when we moved two houses down from his. He is and will always a gentle, kind, happy soul. I'm so glad to have met and talked with him before he passed on.
March 20, 2014
We met Chuck when we moved in two houses down from him. Very nice man who took the time from tending to his gardening to say hello and engage in conversation. Our condolences to his daughter Lisa who cared for him at the home and the rest of his family. thank you Chuck for welcoming us to the neighborhood....May you RIP.
March 13, 2014
I have been blessed to be in the Gomez family for many years now as Lisa's friend. I loved going into see Chuck and spending time visiting with him. His smile would light up the room. He will be missed and continued to be loved and remembered. Sincerely Renee (Hinojosa) Urteaga
Mary Ann Velasquez
March 7, 2014
Dennis and Terri, I am so sorry. my love and prayers to you and the rest of the family. Always thinking of you two and how big our family has gotten. Condenlences again. Mary Ann
March 4, 2014
I will always love "Cassanova". What a great man! My life is better because he was my friend. I have thought about him often. Always with a smile. To know he is dancing with his love...brings happiness. An Angel got his wings!
March 3, 2014
Such a wonderful Man who will be missed terribly. God bless all the Gomez family. I will miss Chuck at our family gatherings. Love you all...
Tom and Anna Mora
March 3, 2014
Our deepest sympathies go out to the entire Gomez family. ..We will never forget what a wonderful friends Chuck and Bebe were to the Mora family. Rest with your beloved Bebe again Chuck.....Praying for the Gomez family..
March 1, 2014
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
February 28, 2014
Im so sorry to hear of the passing of Carlos.
I first met him while working at Santa Barbara Bank and Trust and we became quick friends I used to call him Romeo because of his flirtatious ways with the ladies. :-)
He was always happy and kind. I would often times walk him to his car joking with him that I would push him down the stairs, the wheelchair ramp was right next to the stairs.
He always spoke of how much he loved and missed dancing with his wife.
I went to visit Carlos at his home many years ago, shortly after he lost his other leg. I noticed how sensitive he was about it and I felt so desperate to help him somehow.
I will forever remember "Romeo" Carlos for his kindness and strength.
He is certainly a tremendous loss to this earth. What an incredibly wonderful person he is. I'am blessed to have met him. What a blessing he must have been to all of his family.
With heartfelt sympathy