Luis Angel " Cono" Gomez entered into eternal rest on March
3, 2021 at Rio Grande City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Mr. Gomez was born on August 2nd, 1947 in Comales, Tamps.
He graduated from Rio Grande City High School in 1966 and continued his education at McAllen Business School and Pan American College. In July 1969, he enlisted in the US Army reserves where he served for 14 years. In November of 1971, he married his high school sweetheart, Maria Edelmira Olivarez. They raised four children and 8 grandkids.
"Cono" as he was known to all built many friendships in his community through his
work at Gomez Appliance Store, Gonzalez Distributing Company, Wise Distributing, Rio Grande City
School District and American National Insurance Company where he worked for
over 20 years.
In his later years, when Parkinson's Disease robbed him of his strength and stamina, he maintained his charisma and sense of humor that everyone loved.
He will be remembered by many as a true friend and someone you could count on. Cono was someone you could call on for help and he would find a way to do so. He was a loving husband and father and the best grandfather in the world.
His memory will be kept alive by his adoring wife and longtime caretaker, Maria Edelmira Gomez; his children Laura Lisa (Benjamin) Garza, Luis Angel (Dennise) Gomez, Jr, Mario Alberto Gomez, and Jorge Eduardo Gomez; his grandchildren, Daniel, Mario Jr., Jaiden, Sebastien, Isaac, Layla, Jacob, and Luis Angel, III; his brothers JC "Temo" Gomez, Dagoberto (Thelma) Lopez, and his cousin, Umbelina (Sylvestre) Reyna. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dominga Garza; his adopted parents, Nicolas and Benita Gomez; his aunt, Belia Lopez, and his forever friend, Ricardo Recio.
The family wishes to thank Rio Grande City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for his tender care. Friends are invited to celebrate Cono's life in Rio Grande City at a memorial from 2-7 pm on Sunday, March 7 at Sanchez Funeral Home. Rosary will be recited at 5 pm. A memorial service will continue on Monday, March 8, from 8-9:30 am.
Funeral Mass will follow at 10 am at Immaculate Conception Church in Rio Grande City. Interment with Military Honors immediately after at Rio Grande City County Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sanchez Funeral Home in Rio Grande City.