September 22, 1990 – June 7, 2019
Elias Gomez, 28, of Tampa, FL, formerly of North Bergen, NJ, passed away on June 7, 2019 while riding his motorcycle on Veterans Pkwy.
Visitation will be held Thursday June 13, between 6 – 9 p.m. at Gonzalez Funeral at Home 7209 N Dale Mabry Hwy.
A Service celebrating Elias life will be conducted by Father Nelson Restrepo, on Friday June 14, at 11 a.m. at St Josephs Church, 3012 W. Cherry Street, Tampa. Graveside Services will be after mass at Sunset Memory Gardens 11005 N, US 301, Thonotosassa.
Online condolences and memories can be shared with the family at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/tampa-fl/elias-gomez-8737955.
Elias was born on September 22, 1990 in North Bergen, NJ and moved to Florida in June 2001. Elias was an IT worker for Raymond James and Associates in Saint Petersburg who enjoyed outdoor sports, family events, traveling, working on cars, music and sunsets at the beach.
Elias is survived by his beloved mother Victoria Rojas, his father Elias; his loving brother Michael; his cherished grandparents Jaime and Dolly Rojas; his loving girlfriend Sarah Tapia; his aunts and uncles Martha, Liliana, Jairo, Juan and Jaime and many cousins, extended family and friends. Donations may be made in Elias name to the Bare Foot Foundation. www.barefootfoundation.com The bare foot foundation aids the lives of less fortunate children in Colombia.
- Visitation (Velorio) Thursday, June 13, 2019
- Funeral Mass(Misa Funebre) Friday, June 14, 2019
- Committal Service (Entierro) Friday, June 14, 2019
June 13, 2019
Elias, I'll miss hanging out with you down in Ybor, and talking about cars shows at work. Always so excited to share some car links or new stuff you found. You were always so happy. You were a great friend to have.
To the family, my condolences and may God be with you through this difficult time. I'd like to think that he will be smiling down on us all.
June 13, 2019
Elias was a kind person and a good friend to have. I use to work with him, sat right next to him.
I've only knew him for a short time but, it felt like we known each other longer.
He was always in a positive mood, and never let anything or anyone change that.
I will always remember him for his kindness and egerness to help when he can.
You will be miss but, not forgotten my friend.
May you rest in peace .
June 11, 2019
I also had the pleasure of working with Elias at Raymond James. Always kind, smiling often. We'd often greet each other in the morning with a cheerful "Mister Gomez.. Mister Castens..." I will miss joking around with him about how my biceps could never get as big as his.
I am truly sorry for your loss. He was a great guy, a man of integrity. I never heard him complain about anything.
Elias, we will miss you. Rest in peace brother!
June 10, 2019
I can still hear your voice, Elias. "Hey Mr. Clyde, you have a second?" I tried to get him to stop calling me Mr. Clyde but then it became less of a formal prefix and more of a nickname. I just wish you were still here! Laughing and showing me cars.
To his family,
Thank you for allowing us, at work, to have a chance to be blessed by his presence. He is a sweet and kind soul the likes of which is rare and always made me look inwardly to see if I am living up to his example of unprovoked nice-ness. I am so sorry for your loss, on Earth, and pray that he is present with God now that he's absent from his body.
God bless you family.
Erin Patrick Huligan
June 10, 2019
Elias and I worked across from each other for over a year. He had a great sense of humor and was great to pal around with. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. I will miss working and hanging out with him.
June 10, 2019
I worked with Elias for a little over a year and he always carried a smile on his face and an interest in helping others. Very Bright and helpful, wish I would have had the chance to know more about him. My deepest condolence to all family and friends, without having to say, Elias Gomez will be missed.