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We will miss you, my friend! Rest in Peace of our Lord!

Message by Susy Rodriguez | Jun 17th 2014

Valentin "GOGO" Gomez Nogueras'obituary: Valentin Gomez also known by his closest friends as “GoGo” passed away at age 66 on Friday, June 13, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born in Guantanamo, Cuba to Teresa Nogueras and Angel Gomez on March 10, 1948. He came to the United States in 1962 under ‘Operation Pedro Pan’ and attended Bishop Carroll High School residing in the Mariana Boys Home in Wichita, Kansas. Upon graduation he served honorably in the U.S. Army. He then relocated to New Orleans and received a BS Degree in Accounting from the University of New Orleans. He is survived by his loving wife, Alicia Vazquez Gomez, his two children, Valentin P. and Sandra Gomez, two sisters, Yolanda G. Valledor (the late Ignacio) and Teresa G. Ochoa (Jorge), brothers Jorge Gomez (Alina) and the late Miguel Angel Gomez, grandchildren, Andres Gomez and Louis Ovalasiti and many loving nieces and nephews. Valentin recently retired from Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida and continued his employment at Citibank. His family is very grateful for the love and support they have received from his many friends and family. Services will be held on Wednesday June 18, 2014 at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana. A family viewing will commence at 8:30 AM followed by friends and loved ones at 9:00 AM. A Funeral Mass will be held in Valentin’s memory at 12:00 PM with interment immediately after. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in the memory of Valentin Gomez to the following address: Operation Pedro Pan Group Inc., 161 Madeira Avenue, Suite 61, Coral Gables, Florida 33134 or to the American Diabetes Association.

Message by Jose Antonio Amaro Reyes | Jun 17th 2014

Thank you, Val....in re: to the jungle, I can go eat here on any given day what you have to drive 6 hours for! ha ha ha! I had to get back to you! La pobre Alicia!

Message by Susy Rodriguez | Nov 29th 2012

Oye porque no pones una foto tuya? Tienes miedo de asustar la gente?

Message by Manolito Formoso | Jun 29th 2011

Actually, I didn't....even if I wanted to, I couldn't because this Jax pia called me 50,000 times to give me every bit of details...I felt like if I was there!!!! On a serious note, I'm so glad to hear that everything went super good....reunions and reconcilitations......now, when I warn you NOT to let people drive, maybe you'll pay attention next time...I told you that Caperucita is tremenda paraguera!!!!!

Message by Susy Rodriguez | Jun 27th 2011

WICHITA, BEWARE, BEWARE! THE BOYS ARE COMING YOUR WAY AND WILL BE CREATING A RAUCAUS !!! HAPPY REUNION MARIANNA BOYS!!! BE MERRY!!!

Message by Susy Rodriguez | Jun 21st 2011

Aqui el unico con miedo eres tu que no fuistes capaz de ponerme el mensaje bajo tu nombre and you tried to disguise it! Even though I'm quite a bit younger and better looking if I may say so myself , I know better. :) Intimidation to get me to go, won't work. Who knows, I might reform the wild bunch! In the meantime, Little Red Riding Hood will be there and she's on her own!

Message by Susy Rodriguez | Jun 14th 2011

ATTENTION PEDRO PANS MARIANNA BOYS HOME, WICHITA, KANSAS! 50TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION WHEN? : Thursday, June 23 at 3:00pm - June 26 at 10:00am PEDRO PAN - MARIANA BOYS HOME 50 YEAR REUNION Thusday, June 23rd .....Mariana Home visit 3:00 to 6:00 Dinner at Tommy's Restaurant. Open bar, dance floor, Open dinner Menu. Friday, June 24th .....Civic Act of Appreciation to Wichita and others. Ceremony and lunch at Eberly Farm. 10:00 - 4:00. $50.00 per person. Pay Valentin Gomez ahead of time or make arrangements with him. Evening on your own. Spend time with old friends. Open Grouping. Saturday, June 25th......Visit and tour of Bishop Carroll at 9:00 AM. Starting at noon Linda and Julian Guerra will host with LECHON ASADO AND TRIMMINGS until you want to leave. Beer provided. Bring other drinks if you care to do so. Sunday, June 26th......Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Joseph's Church. Tour of the grounds after mass. Official end of the event. If you have any questions, please contact: San Martin 316-640-3421

Message by Susy Rodriguez | Apr 19th 2011

Good morning! Ya despachastes la suegra? Como te fue el viaje y que comistes por la capital?

Message by Susy Rodriguez | Apr 13th 2010

I guess the one frozen is the 'more' dude and the old, very old, retiree is the one that lives in that city with the name of a capital in Spain! It's a good thing you keep young and energetic! cough, cough...sorry I suddenly got a cough attack!

Message by Susy Rodriguez | Apr 7th 2010

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