Peter Gomez

Peter Gomez

December 14, 1959 – October 4, 2022

VISITATION: Friday, October 7th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by WAKE SERVICE at 7pm.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, October 8th at 10:30am, St. James Catholic Church.

Pete Gomez passed away at the age of 62 on October 4th, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family.

Pete was born to Pedro and Carmen Gomez on December 14, 1959. Growing up in South Omaha, his family cultivated a rich tradition of weekly parties to bring everyone together. Pete continued this tradition by hosting large parties, sharing his home-made salsa, and volunteering his time to help others. After developing a passion for repairing intricate machinery, Pete began a rewarding career for the United States Postal Service. Here, he not only became a trusted leader of others, but also met and fell in love with his wife, Nancy. Together, they raised six children. Pete and Nancy shared their love of the great outdoors by exploring national parks with their children in a 1980’s Winnebago that, of course, Pete kept well maintained.

He is best remembered for his faith in God, unending generosity, and deep love for his family and friends. As a strong Catholic, he was involved in his church and a role model for others in their faith. As a skilled craftsman, he always made time to teach others about automotive repair and home remodeling. From small things, like changing the oil, to large-scale drywalling projects, Pete always found great joy in helping others.

Pete’s love and passion for service did not end this week. He lives on through his beloved wife Nancy; children Jeremy Stone (Wendy), Jacob Stone (Tiffany), Caitlyn Schaeffer (Andrew), Cara Zimmer (Andy), Mary Rose Gomez, and Joe Gomez; sisters Linda Gomez and Marcia Gomez; brother Richard Gomez (Rose); mother-in-law Jean Naughton; grandchildren Christian, Jaden, Kaleb, McKinley, Camden, Harper, Stetson, Aleyna, Olive, and Marin; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends.



  • Thomas Murphy Posted October 5, 2022 8:19 pm

    He will be missed but not forgotten.

  • Pat Heckenlively Posted October 5, 2022 8:24 pm

    Nancy and Family .. God has taken Pete to his Heavenly home..He is walking along side of all of you.. He is not physically here but still watching over all of you. We know he’ll be rewarded for being such a kind and Godly man. His smile will be missed..Love Howard and Patt🙏🏼❤️

  • John Dmyterko Posted October 5, 2022 8:24 pm

    Pete as presented was always supportive to all.. His kind heart will be remembered for sure that he helped. Condolences to all family members. Pete was a great man. Been 30 plus years and I remember his kindness.

  • Jaime Andrade Posted October 5, 2022 9:11 pm

    My Cousin Pete was the best. Helped Diana and I so many times with his technical wizardry. But more than that a kind, generous man I’m proud to call my cousin.

  • Caitlyn Schaeffer Posted October 5, 2022 10:43 pm

    Dad, you simply were the best. As I told you, thank you for making me who I am today. I only hope I can be the parent you were to me. I love you and will miss you until we are together again. Love, Caity

  • Sue Lee Posted October 6, 2022 5:17 am

    Rest In Peace my dear friend. Steve and I have been touched for life by your friendship. Sending our love to you Nancy.

  • Dave Barela Posted October 6, 2022 6:29 am

    I have had the honor of knowing Pete for forty years a beautiful person with an amazing Wife and wonderful kids he will be missed and loved every day

  • Laurie Baratta Posted October 6, 2022 6:33 am

    My heart goes out to your family. Pete was such a nice man. Taken too soon. All my sympathy.

  • Peggy Zimmer Posted October 6, 2022 7:39 am

    Cara and Andy, I am so sorry for your loss of your dad. I pray that all the wonderful memories of him will help to bring you peace and ease the pain in your hearts. Love and prayers to you and your family. Aunt Peggy

  • Sandy Thomas Posted October 6, 2022 8:16 am

    So sad to see such a loving family lose a very important member. Your beautiful family will get through this. You were all blessed to have a man of faith leave you with so many great memories. Pete also taught us all how important it is to help others when we can. God bless you all.

  • Ellen Forster Posted October 6, 2022 9:06 am

    I am so sorry for your loss Nancy. Pete was my boss way back in the day. Best boss I ever had very laid back very nice. I will miss seeing post on Facebook.

  • Spike & Marcia Posted October 6, 2022 9:24 am

    Words cannot express our feelings at the loss of such a wonderful person. Pete was always kind, generous and a true friend. His positivity was always uplifting. Nancy, we know Pete was the love of your life, your everything. May you feel the warmth of his love for you always. May you see his smile whenever you look into the faces of your children and grandchildren. His legacy of love lives on through them. Be assured, God is holding Pete in his caring arms: finally free of the worldly struggles and at peace. Our heartfelt condolences, Spike & Marcia

  • Tom Rush Posted October 6, 2022 10:23 am

    My deepest condolences to Pete’s lovely family. Pete was a great man that would do anything to help anyone. I had the great privilege to work with Pete, He always was willing to help and teach anyone. I will miss his humor and sharp wit. Along with his caricature voices that would make everyone laugh. God bless 🙌 🙏 you Pete until we meet again.

  • Tom Rush Posted October 6, 2022 1:08 pm

    My deepest condolences to Nancy. Pete’s extended family and friends. I had the pleasure of working with Pete before my retirement from the USPS. We all relyed on Pete’s experience and expertise. I enjoyed his quick whit and his generous humor. Along with his unbelievable character of cartoon character’s. We also enjoyed his singing at karaoke. His willingness to help and train people with his

  • Tom Rush Posted October 6, 2022 1:13 pm

    My deepest condolences to Nancy. Pete’s extended family and friends. I had the pleasure of working with Pete before my retirement from the USPS. We all relyed on Pete’s experience and expertise. I enjoyed his quick whit and his generous humor. Along with his unbelievable voices of cartoon character’s. We also enjoyed his singing at karaoke. His willingness to help and train people will be missed. Pete. you will be missed until we meet again. Love to all, and God bless 🙌 🙏.

  • Barry & Janet Manceaux Posted October 6, 2022 1:51 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Pete’s passing. My ‘Best Friend” from Bryan High School. Our hanging out and growing up together was so much fun” All so many laughable moments and memories”. Nancy, you and your family our forever in his spirit. Keep a smile on your face and Love in your Heart, and God will always be with you. “Our Heartfelt Sympathy”. Barry & Janet

  • Jeff Keating Posted October 7, 2022 8:26 am

    Nancy and family – I’m so sorry for your loss of Peter. He was such a terrific guy. Olivia and I always loved his sharp sense of humor. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. I’m sure they’re having a big family party with him in Heaven this weekend.
    Rest In Peace Pete!
    Good bless the Gomez family.
    Jeff Keating

  • Marisa Munoz Posted October 7, 2022 9:00 am

    I am so incredibly thankful and blessed to have had the opportunity to know you. I have watched your unconditional love for your wife, children and grandchildren over the years and it truly has been remarkable. I remember one day, you made maryrose and I one outside so you can reach us how to change a tire – you made us watch through the entire thing…. You always were more than willing to help when help was needed. Rest peacefully Pete 🤎

    With love,

  • A friend Posted October 7, 2022 3:30 pm

    A Mass will be said for the repose of the soul Pete at the request of his friend.

  • Luke Posted October 7, 2022 11:19 pm

    A Mass for the repose of Peter will be offered at the request of a friend from grade school.

  • Jenny Reyes Posted October 8, 2022 10:45 am

    May you take comfort in beautiful memories.
    With sympathy
    Jenny Reyes

  • Jack & Joyce Henderson Posted October 8, 2022 8:43 pm

    We pray for Pete to Rest In Peace with the Lord and Savior.
    No more pain for Pete.

  • Aaron Prazan Posted October 10, 2022 11:23 am

    Dear Peter, thank you for being a great example and gentle but steadfast faith. You made my life better even though I did not get to see you many times. You gave me a desire to be a loving person and to be a better father than I saw in the mirror, and with God’s grace that desire was fulfilled. Thank you, you lion, you Captain, you shepherd, you dear man. You are loved deeply here on earth as in heaven.

  • Douglas Lambert Posted October 11, 2022 5:07 pm

    Condolences to Nancy and the family, Pete was always someone who took the time to stop by and say hello whenever he was near my office. I always looked forward to visiting with Pete whenever he stopped in. I’ve known Pete for over 30 years and he always had a positive outlook on life, family and work. He will certainly be missed and remembered by all who knew him.

  • Edward V Mathews Posted October 16, 2022 10:30 pm

    Very sorry for the loss, Pete was one of the nicest guys I knew. Ran into him at the Quik Shop getting gas about 5 years ago, we talked a little.

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