In loving memory of

Edward Russell Gomez
February 17, 1956 - June 9, 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 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

Those wishing to sign the guest book may do so through Scott McAulay Funeral Home guestbook link.

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


Nita Gomez wrote on Jul 1, 2022:

"To my precious husband and friend, thank you for loving me with your whole heart. Thank you for loving and protecting our children. You will forever be my knight in shining armor, urban warrior, and friend . God gave you the gift of music and you willingly shared that gift with many. Rest you soul in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

Howard Fishbein wrote on Jun 25, 2022:

"Eddie G. In our thoughts and prayers. One of the best bass players I?ve played with?the backbone of Alter Ego. Nita, always here for you "