DODGE CITY - Pete L. Gomez, 96, died Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Trinity Manor, Dodge City.

Pete Gomez
DODGE CITY - Pete L. Gomez, 96, died Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Trinity Manor, Dodge City.
He was born May 27, 1921, at Hanston, Kansas, the son of Florence C. and Margaret Jane (Harvey) Gomez. He was a 1938 graduate of Hanston High School and attended CCC Camp in Kingsdown before joining the Navy. He served during WWII attaining the rank of Quarter Master 1st Class and was honorably discharged in October 1945, at which time he moved to Dodge City.
He worked in the Parts Department at Broce Construction and in 1969 was the Parts Department General Manager for Maupin Truck Parts, until retiring in May of 1986.
He was a member of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Life Member of VFW Post 1714, Life Member of American Legion Post 47, 3rd Degree Member of Knights of Columbus Council 2955 and the Moose Lodge all in Dodge City.
On Dec. 14, 1942, he married Marcella 'Sally' Gerstenkorn at Dodge City. She preceded him in death on April 27, 2008.
Survivors include: his daughters, Carol Bristow and husband Dennis, Dodge City and Mary Jane Griffiths and husband Bob, Port Saint Lucie, Florida; a half brother, Martin Rowland and wife Donna, Dodge City; nine grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by: his parents; an infant son, Lewis Pete Gomez; a daughter, Sally Ann Stowell; five brothers, Cecil, Mike, Ted, Walter and Donald Gomez; a half-sister, Charity Duckworth; a granddaughter, Rhonda Walker; and a grandson, Randy Fitzsimmons.
Vigil service followed by Knights of Columbus rosary will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 9, 2017, both at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dodge City. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday, at the church with Father Aneesh Parappanattu presiding. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City, with military honors by Howard Gotschall VFW Post 1714 and the United States Navy. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ziegler Funeral Chapel, Dodge City.
The family suggests memorials to Howard Gotschall VFW Post 1714, in care of Ziegler Funeral Chapel, 1901 N. 14th Ave., Dodge City, Kansas 67801. Condolences may be sent to www.zieglerfuneralchapel.com.