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On the final hour of December 18, 2013 the Pearly Gates opened. It was now finally time for Edward Daniel Gomes to enter the Kingdom of Heaven and meet our Lord and Savior. At the gates he was welcomed with open arms by his parents, Edward Sr. and Frances Gomes. It was a long and hard fought battle; each and every day, fighting to stay with his family as long as God allowed him to. Next to him, his wife, survived of 51 years and Guardian Angel, Cecilia J. Gomes. She was by his side every day with the greatest amount of love, compassion and sacrifice, ever so defining the true meaning of the word "Vow." He has three sons, David, Andrew and Michael and a sister, Rosemond Gomes-Thomae. Also survived are his sisters-in-laws Norma Sorola and Grace Kirkconnell. Although unrelated, Jolynn Warren and Phil San Miguel, you became a part of our family. Ed was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1933. He served his country in the U.S. Army for 9 years reaching the rank of Captain. He attended St. Mary's University where he received a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science all in Chemistry. His love of chemistry allowed him to work for such places as Falstaff, University of Texas Tech Laboratories, the State Air Control Board, eventually retiring from Pace Foods, Inc. here in San Antonio, Texas. After retiring, he consulted other laboratories here locally and around the nation. At one point, he was even featured in the magazine, "Texas Monthly." He loved to go fishing, and even started making his own line of fishing rods which he would sell to local tackle shops. Ed could literally build anything out of wood. Between jobs, he even managed to build his wife a Mexican Restaurant in Austin, Texas. He stayed busy helping his wife, her family, his family and anyone else until he could no longer go on. And oh man, did he love watching the Dallas Cowboys and Spurs. Dad, thank you so much for being such wonderful father and husband. Thank you for being the best friend anyone could ever have and for always being there for your family. We will miss your great sense of humor and jokes. We will miss seeing you and hearing your voice. There are no words to express how much you meant to us. We love you so much; it's hard to believe you're no longer here. But we will always feel your guiding spirit around us in hope that you in turn feel our love for you. May you always guide us here on Earth until one day we meet again. See ya, Dad .

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Interment will follow in San Fernando Cemetery #2. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the , 7400 Louis Pasteur Dr. Ste. 200, San Antonio, TX 78229

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Published in Express-News on Dec. 29, 2013
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