DELMAR, Md. — Joan Catherine Gomez (née Schubert), 78, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at home in Delmar, Md., after a brief illness. Born and raised in Baltimore (May 18, 1934), Mrs. Gomez was the daughter of the late Adam F. and Mary M. Schubert. She was the youngest of eight children. She attended the Sacred Heart of Jesus School and the Catholic High School in Baltimore.
In the late 1950s, she moved to Salisbury with her beloved husband, the late Dr. Andres Cruz Gomez. Mrs. Gomez was an active parishioner of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Ocean Pines. She enjoyed her grandchildren, her garden and her pets. She raised and trained Standardbred racehorses at her farm, St. Francis Meadows.
Mrs. Gomez is survived by her children, Joan Victoria Gomez of Cockeysville, Michele Lynn Gomez of Baltimore, and Andrew Schubert Gomez of Delmar; sons-in-law Patrick Hartman and Jeffrey Trulick; and grandchildren, Cpl. Joseph Gomez-Bell (U.S. Marines), Andres Gomez Hartman, Victoria Gomez, Adam Trulick, and Catarina Trulick. She is also survived by one sister, one brother and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial was held Wednesday, Oct. 3, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mrs. Gomez’s memory to one of the following animal rescues: Second Wind Adoption Program, Inc. for horses and small animals, RR 2, Box 24A, Jockey Camp Road, West Union, W.Va. 26456 or Arden’s Arc Rescue, 3038 Dillion St., Baltimore, Md. 21224.