Edward Salvador Lomeli
March 6, 1960 – June 15, 2017
Edd “Taz” Lomeli was born in San Jose, California to Salvador and Hazel Lomeli. He was the eldest son of six children: Alice (Joseph) Martinez, Rosemary (Boyd Smith) Ferreira, Gloria Lomeli, Kathy Lomeli, and Salvador Lomeli, Jr.
Edd lived loudly, boldly, and unapologetically. He easily attracted people with his big personality, even bigger heart, and sharp sense of humor. He opened his heart to those in need and spread his love for life.
Edd recently proudly celebrated 20 years of sobriety. He drastically changed his lifestyle by conquering his addictions and did so while still living life to the fullest; he frequently mentored others beginning their journey into recovery.
Edd recognized the need for further education. He went back to school and this time he was determined to learn despite his dyslexia. He flourished in his college community, easily making friends. He was two classes shy of obtaining an Associate of Arts degree in Culinary Art from Mission College.
Edd’s true passion and gift was barbecuing. He catered professionally at Coyote Valley Sporting Clays as the self proclaimed “Chef Extraordinaire” for 14 years. He also donated his time and talent by cooking for the Salvation Army. He frequently charmed his way into people’s lives with his culinary creations. He had been known to bake brownies for every Friends of Bill W. meeting he attended, totaling over 25,000 brownies.
Edd loved his family deeply. He is survived by his mother, brother, sisters, nieces (Jessica Ferreira, Wynter Martinez, Alysse Martinez), countless friends, and beloved dog Theo.
Family and friends are invited to attend a viewing at 6pm and Rosary at 7pm on Thursday, June 22 at Darling-Fischer Campbell Memorial Chapel (231 E Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA 95008). A funeral mass will be held Friday, June 23 at 11:30am at Saint Lawrence the Martyr (1971 Saint Lawrence Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95051). Interment to follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery (2650 Madden Avenue, San Jose, CA 95116). A party to celebrate his life will be held directly following the services.
Attendees are invited to wear their favorite band t-shirts in true Taz fashion.