David Gomez, 58, born and raised in San Diego but most recently a resident of Niles, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on January 31, 2021. David was born and raised in San Diego and graduated from San Diego Academy. He worked in the family construction business, Gomez and Sons, all through school and then attended and graduated from the San Diego Police Academy in 1985. He served on the San Diego Police Department for over ten years, starting as a police officer on the night shift and working his way up to narcotics, the detective squad and SWAT before retiring in the late 1990s as a decorated officer.
After his storied career in law enforcement, David returned to work in the construction trade with his family before relocating to Ohio to join his life partner, Fran Turner. He spent his later years working for Lowes as an assistant manager and serving as a foreman for a construction company in Maryland.
He leaves behind his two children: Brandon Gomez of Temecula, CA and his daughter Ashlei Gomez of Boise, Idaho, his life partner Fran Turner, her daughters Alisha Turner and Sara Turner-Campos, and her four grandchildren: Laken, Leo, Levi, and Evan. He also leaves behind his mother, Natalie Gomez of El Cajon, CA; brothers Danny Gomez of San Diego, Jimmie Gomez of Northern CA, and Frank Gomez of Chula Vista, CA; two sisters: Margarita Turner of Orange, CA and Silvia Gomez of Portland, OR and his former wife Renee Troilo Gomez of San Marcos, CA. He was predeceased by his father, Ascension Gomez of El Cajon, CA.
David will most be remembered for his infectious smile and his ability to make people laugh, his bigger than life personality, his heart of gold, his determination, and his strong drive to succeed. A memorial will take place, virtually, on February 25, 2021 at 6 p.m. PST. For more information, contact: Margarita Turner