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Albert Gomez

December 21, 1932 — January 18, 2014

Albert Gomez, 81, died Saturday (January 18, 2014) at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

He was born on December 21, 1932 in Florence, Kansas, the son of Francisco Ortiz and Juana Puentes Gomez. After graduating from Florence High School, Albert went to work for the Santa Fe Railroad.

Albert was inducted into the U.S. Army in April, 1953 during the Korean Conflict. After becoming disabled, Albert was discharged in June, 1954. He had lived in the Newton area for many years until moving to the Veterans Home in Winfield in May, 2013.

He was a member of Our Lady Of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton, where he was a faithful servant with a strong faith in God. Albert was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, and the Paralized Veterans of America.

Albert loved the Kansas City Chiefs and never missed any of their televised games. You could always tell he was a fan by his many favorite Chief’s shirts.

Survivors include his sister Phyllis Chavez, who cared for him over 60 years, and Isabel Gonzalez both of Newton, and Isadora London of Huntington, Ark.; one brother John Gomez of Newton; along with several nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews.

Albert is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Mitch, Enrique, and Trinidad Gomez; sisters Mercedes Gomez, Mary Grace Gomez and Mary Helen Gomez.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be said at 7:00 P.M., Tuesday (January 21, 2014).

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday (January 22, 2014) both at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Newton. Interment will be the Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Florence.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.
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