Steven Gregory Gomez, age 64, of Topeka, KS, passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, at Midland Hospice House.
He was born the son of Elario “Pete” Gomez, Jr., and Beverly Ann Hagadorn on March 11, 1959, in Duluth, MN. At a young age, the family moved to Topeka. He received his First Holy Communion and Confirmation at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Steven graduated in 1977 from Highland Park High School and received a golf scholarship to play at Coffeyville Community College. While at Coffeyville CC, Steven was a highly regarded golfer and was an All-Conference player in the Jayhawk JUCO Conference in 1978 and 1979. He received his associated degree in 1979. He was recently inducted in the Coffeyville Hall of Fame.
After graduating from Coffeyville, he received a golf scholarship to the University of Tulsa. After a year he left to play the mini tour. Steven’s success while playing golf continued. He would go on to win several TGA (Topeka Golf Association) events. Steven was a social butterfly on and off the greens. He enjoyed watching Hayden High School sports, especially with his father, Pete. In his later years, Steven would team up with his friend, Don Dew and the pair dominated the Midwest Senior Circuit. As loyal as Steven was as a golfer, he was just as loyal being a friend to many. He would always make time during the week and would have lunch with his uncle, “Blackie” Gomez throughout the years.
Survivors include his three brothers, Anthony “Scott” Gomez and his wife Dolores, Mark Allen Gomez and his wife Brenda, and Christopher John Gomez and his wife Danielle. Other survivors include his uncle, Augustine “Blackie” Gomez; aunt, Rosie Gomez, as well as a loving extended family that includes many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Beverly Ann Gomez and his father, Elario “Pete” Gomez (June 22, 2023).
A memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., on Monday, July 10, 2023, at Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M., on Tuesday, July 11, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
Memorial contributions can be made in Steven's memory to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and/or Midland Hospice Care. Contributions can be left or mailed to the funeral home.
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Arrangements entrusted to Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, KS 66603.