Howard Gomes(1925 - 2013)

Howard C. Gomes
Aug 18, 1925 - Sept 23, 2013
Howard C. Gomes, 88 of Patterson passed away Monday at his Residence.
Mr. Gomes was a life long resident of Patterson. He worked as a Ditch Tender for the Patterson Irrigation District for 20 years and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a Parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Patterson and a member of the Knights of Columbus for over 60 years where served as a Past Grand Knight. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 168 of Patterson and the McDonald's daily coffee group.  He was an Avid Tinkerer "Mr. Fix-It", Antique Tool Collector. He loved playing Poker, going to Casino's, and driving around with his friends.
Mr. Gomes is survived by his sons, Dan (Cyndy) Gomes of Patterson, and Richard Gomes of Sacramento; brother, Darryl Gomes of East Bay; grandchildren, Jason (Marci) McCleery, Julie (Chad) Hubin and Justin (Britney) Gomes all of Patterson, and 4 Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Charmaine Gomes in 2010.
A Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Sunday, September 29th followed by a Rosary at 7:00 pm at Hillview Funeral Chapel in Patterson. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am , Monday, September 30th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Patterson. Interment to follow at Patterson District Cemetery.
Donations may be made to: Father Connors Endowment Trust Fund, PO Box 1174, Patterson, CA 95363 or Knights of Columbus, P.O. Box 214, Patterson, CA 95363
Services conducted by Hillview Funeral Chapel, Patterson.


Published in the Modesto Bee on Sept. 26, 2013