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Christopher Mason Gomez
Christopher Mason Gomez, 14, of Salinas, passed away after a long battle with leukemia Saturday, March 3, 2012, at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital with his family by his side. He was born August 18, 1997, in Salinas.
Chris attended Spreckels and Mission Park Elementary Schools as well as the Montessori Learning Center. He loved baseball, football and basketball. His favorite football team was the Minnesota Vikings. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and collecting old bottles with his dad and uncle.
He is survived by his father, Hector Gomez of Spreckels; mother, Cathlynn Mena and stepfather, Ronnie Mena of Salinas; sisters, Carissa Gomez, Maddison Mena; brother, Kasey Mena; paternal grandmother, Isabel Gomez; maternal grandmother, Judy Santiago; great-grandmother, Helen Cabrera; step-grandparents, Julia and Leonard Mena; uncles, Sergio, Victor, Mario, Tony, Joe and Matt; aunts, Jackie, Marisa, Natalia, Jessica, and Rannel; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be held Thursday, March 8, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis St., Salinas, CA 93901.
Rosary will be held Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., at the Struve and Laporte Chapel.
Funeral Mass will take place Friday, March 9, 2012 at 10:30 a.m., at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1 Railroad Ave., Spreckels, CA 93962.
Burial will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery, 850 Abbott St., Salinas, CA 93901.
Funeral arrangements by Struve and Laporte Funeral Home. Online condolences to www.struveandlaporte.com
Published in The Salinas Californian from Mar. 6 to Mar. 8, 2012