Carl Gomes Obituary, Death- We mourn Judge Carl E. Gomes, a great man and friend. Carl left behind dedication, enthusiasm, and everlasting love for dogs, dog shows, and those he impacted. Carl started with dogs in 1973. He added a German Shepherd to his Boston Terrier. Because he adored purebred dogs, he devoted his life to enhancing them. AKC judge Carl was licensed in 2000. He was honored to judge Boston Terriers, 32 other breeds, Non-Sporting Group, and Best in Show. Good eye, knowledge, and fair judgment in dog shows earned him respect.
Lifelong Boston Terrier Club of America member Carl. Years as Judges Education Committee head developed the club. Pacific Coast Boston Terrier Club awarded him a 25-year Delegate pin for his achievements. Carl was a Boston Terrier Club of New York member from 1974 and president from 1979 to his death. He gave advice at BTCNY concerts, which were crucial to the New York Metro Specialties, showing his loyalty to the club and its members. From 1981 until its end, Carl edited “The Boston Bulletin”.
The Boston Terrier community valued his expertise. Carl judged worldwide. Westminster Kennel Club, AKC National Championship, and Kennel Club of Philadelphia were his officiating venues. His knowledge and passion took him to Germany, Canada, England, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, St. Lucia, and Trinidad. He was most proud to judge the 2006 Boston Terrier Club of America National Specialty in Portland, Oregon.
Beyond wrestling, Carl’s legacy. He was gentle with people and dogs. Many dog show fans were struck by his knowledge, compassion, and affection. He inspired everyone with his humility and generosity. Carl’s Boston Terrier Club of New York and NYC Boston friendliness transformed the authors’ lives. His patience, encouragement, confidence-building, and support changed their lives and will be remembered. We’re delighted Carl found peace, but we miss his generosity and insight.
Carl Gomes’ 3-7 pm Ortiz Funeral Home will have a Thursday 11/9 viewing. The funeral is at 10 am Friday, 11/10, at the same place. Both events are at 2121 Westchester Ave., Bronx, NY 10462. After the funeral, Carl will be buried in Ascension Cemetery, 650 Saddle River Rd, Airmont, NY 10952. The American Cancer Society and Take the Lead, Carl’s favorite charities, welcome money instead of flowers. Carl Gomes will always be renowned for his purebred dog work and influence. Contacts miss him.