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After a brief illness, Nick Gomez age 87, of Mentor-on-the-Lake for the past 47 years, formerly of Cleveland, passed away peacefully in the arms of his wife Mary Jane of 63 years on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. He was born September 10, 1929, in Cleveland.

Nick was a motor tester for Reliance Electric and Engineering (Rockwell) for 30 years, until his retirement in 1993. He had also volunteered his time as a fireman for Mentor-on-the-Lake.

As a young man, Nick always dreamed of having a home and family. He was a patriotic, old-fashioned man, with high standards and morals. He was a good provider and hard worker. His home was open to all and he was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was a devoted family man and was a shining example of goodness and God's love.

Survivors include his wife Mary Jane Gomez; daughters Loretta "Laurie" (Tom) Shirk, and Jeanette (Joe) Gomez-Mervar; grandchildren Daniel (Adriana Cohen) Shirk, Kristen Shirk & Amy (Justin) Haverkamp; great-grandchildren Ethan, Keira, Micaela, Kelsey & Kemper; great-great-granddaughter Breeze; siblings Lee Gomez, Carmela Fulmer, Virginia Bellitto, Andrew Gomez, Anthony "Tony" Gomez and sister-in-law Jane Gomez. Preceding Nick in death are his parents Lucio and Maria (Romo) Gomez; brothers Joseph, Julian and Leonard (Mary) Gomez; brothers-in-law David Fulmer and Sam Bellitto; and sister-in-law Lia Gomez.

The family will receive friends 1-5 pm Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060.

The Funeral Mass will be 9:30 am, Monday, July 10, 2017 at St. John Vianney Church, 7575 Bellflower Rd., Mentor, OH 44060. Please meet at the church.

Entombment will be in All Souls Cemetery, Chardon.

Family requests contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland 44110-2602 or Alzheimer's Association, Cleveland Area Chapter, P.O. Box 74924, Cleveland, Ohio 44194.

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