languagebar

Obituaries

Obituaries » Antonio Gómez

Antonio Gómez

November 14, 2019

Obituary Viewed 711 times

Subscribe to updates for Antonio Gómez


Please choose your subscription settings below, you can unsubscribe through email at any time.


Email me when someone posts in the guestbook

Email me when an update is made to the obituary

Email me on the anniversary of passing

Subscription

Long Island football is grieving, Don Antonio Gómez died

By Antonio Umaña
The Salvadoran and Hispanic Community in Long Island, New York, has lost one of the great promoters of local Hispanic football, Don Antonio Gómez, who died after suffering a long illness.

Don Antonio Gómez, a Salvadoran from San Miguel, El Salvador, settled on Long Island in the 1970s, and in 1979 – 40 years ago – he joined local football through the CLASA League (Club Latin America Soccer Association) , which had been created two years before. A decade later, starting in 1989, he shared the leadership of the League along with Arnoldo Ramírez, Beto Zelaya and Víctor Romero, then forming the second division.

Under the command of Don Antonio Gómez, the CLASA League grew to such an extent that it had up to 30 teams in the early 2000s, playing on the fields of Uniondale, Eisenhower Park, Lincoln Park, Mitchel Field and Cantiague Park . The League ceased to exist in 2017 when, for health reasons, Don Antonio Gómez went on retirement.

Durante su época como dirigente deportivo, Don Antonio Gómez también se integró con los demás dirigentes de las otras ligas hispanas en la isla, con quienes formó la recordada Long Island Hispanic Soccer Association (LIHSA), a principios de la década de los 2,000. Don Antonio Gómez también estuvo involucrado en la realización de partidos internacionales, trayendo a Long Island a equipos de Centroamérica y Sudamérica.

“Fue un hombre muy centrado, responsable en sus actividades deportivas en la isla y un amigo leal, que será recordado por su gratitud y compañerismo. Se nos fue un gran ser humano y amigo”, declaró Víctor Romero, un reportero gráfico y fundador de Crónica Deportiva, que cubría los eventos de las ligas de fútbol hispanas en Long Island.

The remains of Don Antonio Gómez were veiled at the Hempstead Funeral Home, on Wednesday, November 13, and his body was buried in the Greenfield Cemetery of Uniondale on Thursday 14, after a body mass present at the Church Our Lady of Loreto, in Hempstead

Source: The Hispanic Tribune.

 

 

Light A Candle

Light A Candle for a loved one, leave your name and choose an image.

Choose a candle or special image.