Jaime Gomez
(1966 - 2011)

Profile:
Jaime Gomez

Birth:
Medillin, Colombia
May 23, 1966

Passing:
Florida, United States of America
August 28, 2011

Interests:
Beloved son, beloved brother, beloved uncle, gymnastics judge and coach, jogger, surfer and dear loyal friend
Memorial
This site is dedicated to Jaime Gomez.

Jaime Gomez was a beautiful person, who always had a smile, a laugh and a positive attitude for many.

He was born and raised in Medillin, Colombia, where he was an excellent gymnast. He was a student of the sport and studied Sports Science at JIC.

Jamie spent half of his life in Colombia, where he leaves behind his mother, Adela, his sister, Rosana, and his nephew, Steven and many other close relatives. He is so loved in Colombia and was known throughout South America as a wonderful colleague and a great gymnastics coach. He is missed by his family dearly and by so many coaches and friends.

He was brought to the United States by Gloria Ortiz around 1989, where he coached at her club. He coached for many years in Miami and South Florida, before moving to Orlando. He was a highly rated gymnastics judge for Men's Gymnastics and he traveled the world with the sport. Jaime also worked in gymnastics clubs in Gainesville and Ocala, Florida and he was a huge Gator fan...cheering for his long-time athlete, Ashley Reed.

Jamie Gomez received his US citizenship in 2005. An inspiration to all.

Jamie has touched so many lives with his passion and drive for the sport he loved so dearly. He served Florida as a competitive gymnastics coach and led gymnasts to a very high level, always asking them to strive for their potential. He was a great "father" figure to many, an exceptional coach and mentor to successful gymnasts like Ashley Reed, Marina Mark, Nikki Shofner, Julie Walter, Skyler Creasman and countless others, a great Godfather to Jeff and Kris Robinson's son, Dallas, and a wonderful friend to so many...priceless.

Tragically, Jaime was involved in a terrible accident on Sunday night, August 28th, 2011 at 8:45 PM. He was jogging (one of his favorite things to do) when he was struck by a car and died instantly. The driver stopped, but nothing could be done to bring our Jaime back to us. Because he only had his car key on him, his identity went unknown for several days. Close friends thought that he may have gone to Colombia to attend to his mom. A very close friend in Colombia, Sergio, was instrumental in helping to try to locate Jaime. On Tuesday, a missing person's report was filed by Rebecca at Orlando Gymnastics, with help of Jaime's former roommate Thierry, friend Ashley Reed and current roommates (Kym and her husband). The Robinson's and Russell Foster were contacted by the police, with no whereabouts of Jaime. Kris got the call Thursday from an Orlando Sergeant, that Jaime was positively identified as the jogger who was hit and killed that Sunday night. Word spread and everyone was in shock. God Bless Jaime Alberto Gomez. Rest in Peace and Love.

Friends in Florida worked hard to secure his belongings to bring back to his mother, sister, and nephew. Jaime's mother and family and friends in Colombia have suffered such a loss and the distance and unknown has been devastating.

Many memorials are set-up to honor his life.

There was a funeral service on
Thursday, September 8th, 2011
Viewing: 6pm-9pm
At 8pm there was a Catholic mass and Eulogy.
Ashley Reed's uncle, Ashley Reed, Tim Reed, Sr. and Kris Merlo Robinson spoke.
A Community Funeral Home
910 W. Michigan Street,
Orlando FL 32805

Another memorial was held at Power Tumble Gymnastics of Miami on Wednesday, September 14th, 2011, at 7 PM. 8855 NW 35 Lane, Doral, Florida, 33178 305-477-5957 Gloria Ortiz Gil, her family, her staff, gymnasts and friends celebrated Jaime's life.

Thiery, Jaime's close friend and former roommate in Gainesville, flew to Colombia on September 14th, and was able to hand deliver Jaime's personal belongings to Jaime's mom and family.

Jaime's body was flown to Colombia on August 15th, with special thanks to the Mark Family of Florida and to Ashley Reed for coordinating these efforts.

A beautiful service was held in his hometown of Medillin, Colombia, where Jaime's family and close friends mourned their loss and remember the wonderful boy and man that they loved so dearly. White rose in hand, and stuffed monkey from an Orlando gymnast nearby, Jaime's life and love and memory was honored - family, coaches, gymnasts and friends in Colombia to witness.

From Jaime's nephew (posted on facebook):
Para los amigos que quieran acompañar a la familia en las exequias funebres de mi Tio Jaime Gomez, serán este viernes 16 de Septiembre en Jardines Montesacro, toda la mañana sera su velacion y a las 2pm hasta las 3pm una misa en la capilla del cementerio, posteriormente su cremación.

A Traveling Memorial for our wonderful traveling gymnastics coach, Jaime Gomez, will take place the weekend of October 1st, 2011. Beginning in Miami, then moving to Orlando and finally Gainesville. Call 407-325-4747 (Kris) for details.

A fund has been set-up in Jaime Gomez' name, as he cared for the finances of his family back in Colombia. Please see the "Donate" section of this website for details.
Please consider helping.
Checks can be written to:
ASHLEY REED SPECIAL FUND
3147 Peachtree Way
Davie, Florida 33328
Memo - Jaime Gomez
To wire funds, please contact Ashley at
aareed33@aol.com
954-290-0898

Jaime had so many pictures of friends and family and nature scenes. I've put many of his personal pictures on this memorial website to honor his love of others and his closeness to nature.

We will share and take so many beautiful memories of you Jaime - especially that smile and that laugh and your simple love and caring.

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Guest Book (26 entries)
Happy 50th Birthday up there Godfather Jaime!
I hope you're having fun! Love and miss you!
Dallas Robinson (Godson)
May 23rd, 2016
I had no idea until seeing this post....guess I haven't been in "groove" in the gymnastics world let alone the real world.......much love to the family and to the those who knew Jamie be blessed you were touched by such a wonderful person....memories are forever......and too, our souls.....beautiful tribute
Carole Smith
August 28th, 2013
Jaime,
You were in our thoughts all day today and every day. You truly are a part of our family from heaven. We love you and miss you so much!!
the Robinson Family
August 28th, 2013
To a great coach who has touched so many lives with his knowledge and coaching experiences in the sport of gymnastics. (Ace and Legacy Gymnastics). You are at peace, at home.
Justina Sciarpelletti (Friend/Coach)
May 23rd, 2013
Happy Birthday Jaime in Heaven!
I miss you and I love you. I am going to be six in 2 days. You are the best Godfather.
Love, Dallas
Dallas Robinson (Godson)
May 23rd, 2013
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"Happy Birthday Jaime. Hope you are having fun in Heaven. I will be turning ten in a few days. I am happy that you are still getting older. Garrett says hi. Love you and hope you enjoy your Birthday!"
Dallas Robinson
May 23rd, 2017
"Hi Jaime, I've been doing well in judo. I wish you were still here. I hope your having fun in Heaven. My dad, my mom, and my brothers and sisters say hi. Love, Dallas"
Dallas Robinson
August 28th, 2016
"I wish you were here right now. I love you Jaime."
Dallas Robinson
August 28th, 2015
"Jaime, Hardly a day goes by around here without mentioning your name, looking at your picture, telling a story. We love you & miss your smiling face SO much. Dallas wants to tell you thanks for sending all of the hawks. Stay near us! Love forever!"
The Robinson's Jeff, Kris, and the kids
August 28th, 2014
"Happy Birthday Jaime! We love you and think about you all the time. Thanks for sending the hawks. Love, Kris and Jeff and kids"
Kris Robinson
May 24th, 2014
"Hey Jimmy always in my thoughts miss you man!!"
Steven Gil
May 22nd, 2014
"Thinking of you a lot today Jaime. We all miss you so much and keep you in our thoughts."
Dani Buchheister
August 29th, 2013
"Hi Jaime, I know you're up in Heaven, but I just wanted to say I love you. We just went to Skate City. We're doing fine right now. Garrett and I started kindergarten and it's really fun. I hope you're doing good. Love, Dallas"
Dallas Robinson
August 28th, 2013
"Happy Birthday!! We love you always and miss you dearly."
the Robinson Family Colorado Springs, Colorado
May 23rd, 2013
"Merry Christmas Jaime!! I miss you and hope you have a good Christmas in Heaven. Love, Dallas and my family"
Kris Robinson
December 24th, 2012

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