Thursday, August 9, 2018

Ernie Gomez

Ernest Mendez Perez (Perry) Gomez

June 16, 1924
Hartford, CT

June 19, 1963
West Haven, CT

1942-43 Harding High School - Hartford (High School)
1946-47 New Britain Newfields (NEBL)
1947-48 New Britain Newfields (NEBL)
1948-49 Bridgeport Newfield Steelers (ABL)
1949-50 Danbury Hatters (EBL-Ct)
1949-50 Middletown Guards (EBL-Ct)
1952-53 Bridgeport Savin Jewelers (Independent)
1954-55 Merando's - Bridgeport (Independent)

Gomez graduated from Harding HS in Hartford and went into the Navy to serve during the war. After the war, he played some pro basketball in Connecticut Gomez ran into some trouble with the law in 1953, being sentenced to nine months in Danbury Federal Correctional Facility for forging checks and fraud.

He married Joyce Van Allen in 1944 and they had one son and two daughters before their divorce in 1958. He had just turned 39 when he died in 1963.

Bridgeport Telegram, June 20, 1963


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