Edward Russell Gomez

Feb 17, 1956 - Jun 09, 2022

Edward Russell Gomez

February 17, 1956 - June 09, 2022


Detective Edward "Eddie" Russell Gomez, 66, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Thursday, June 9, 2022, in Costa Mesa, California. Eddie was born February 17, 1956, to Paul and Frances Arzate Gomez in Santa Ana, California, the youngest of four children. He graduated from Foothill High School in 1975.

In 1977, Eddie began his lifetime career in Law Enforcement as a Santa Ana Police Department Reserve Officer. Moving to San Diego 4 years later, he earned a reputation as a man of integrity among fellow officers and department leadership. Eddie was with SDPD from 1981-2008. He worked a variety of assignments including South-East patrol, Recruiting, Gangs, Domestic Violence, Background Investigations, and Area Investigations. He was also a member of the PD-5 band during the Kolender days. The band was featured on the TV series "PM Magazine".

He met his beautiful bride and wife of 38 years, Nita Carol Gomez, at Lake Jennings and attended Faith Chapel in San Diego where they were married. Eddie also played semi-professional bass, lead, and rhythm guitar in many bands and churches throughout Southern California, Nevada, and Arizona.

Eddie listened to all types of music and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved to go boating, off-roading, and motorcycle riding whenever he had the chance.
Eddie is survived by his wife, Nita; daughters, Brianna Southerland and Elise (Chris) Slaney; son Brandon (Adrienne) Gomez; grandchildren, Lyla, Charlotte, Luke, Asher, and Judah; brothers, Paul and Gary Gomez; cousins and numerous nieces and nephews. Eddie was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Yolanda Malone.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, memorial donations may be made to: C.L.E.F- Christian Law Enforcement Fellowship- c/o Chaplain Herb Smith at https://www.sdclef.org If you have any questions regarding donations, please call Claudia Carmody at (760) 789-4883. OR Visual and Performing Arts for Marine View Middle School via PayPal www.bit.ly/vapapaypal.

Those wishing to sign the guest book may do so through Scott McAulay Funeral Home guestbook link. https://www.mcaulayfamilyfunerals.com

Memorial Service
Date: June 25, 2022, at 10 o'clock in the morning

Bridge Community Church- Main Sanctuary
710 S Cambridge St, Orange, CA 92866
Tele: (714) 997-8881

Graveside Inurnment
Directly following Memorial Service
Time: 12 o'clock in the afternoon

Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary- H, 440
1702 Fairhaven Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Tele: (714) 633-1442

Fellowship & Food-
Directly following Graveside Inurnment
Time: 1 o'clock in the afternoon

Bridge Community Church- Weiss Fellowship Hall
710 S Cambridge St, Orange, CA 92866
Tele: (714) 997-8881


Sat, Jun 25, 2022 at 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Bridge Community Church

710 S Cambridge St
Orange, CA 92866

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