M, #15141, n. 28 Dezembro 1935, f. 6 Maio 2020
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- Nascimento*: Em 28 Dezembro 1935 Rosary Church, Hong Kong.
- Nota*: A Macanese Entrepreneur – Recollections of his family.5
- Falecimento*: 6 Maio 2020 84;
UMA has been a successful social club for over six decades. In that time, the club has served generations of members, both here at home in California and in many parts of the world where the Macanese have settled.
We started small, grew over the years, got incorporated, grew some more and formed chapters, had our ebbs and flows, held elections, granted scholarships, returned to our historical roots from time to time, participated in sporting events, had an argument or two, hosted the occasional personage from abroad, and did much of the typical things that other social clubs do. We also, successfully and steadily, published the much-respected, and always well-received UMA News Bulletin.
Daniel Gomes, who passed away on May 6, 2020 at the age of 84, was Editor of this Bulletin. He was “Mister Editor” to all who knew him, and he was the longest-serving Editor in the club’s history, having held the post for over seventeen years.
Daniel was my friend, and a more kindhearted and considerate man would be hard to find. I don’t recall his ever using a harsh or ungenerous word about a fellow human being in all the years we’ve known each other. Daniel was patient and understanding, even under the pressure of publication deadlines, and would always accommodate reader submissions whenever he could. Despite failing health in recent years, he kept in close contact with his correspondents, and constantly sought and researched meaningful material for his wide readership.
With his abiding interest in our community’s history, Daniel has left his own unique stamp on the UMA News Bulletin, and bequeathed to his successor a worthy path to follow.
Our sincere condolences go to his dear wife Maria (‘Zinha’) and their children in their bereavement.
Jorge Remedios[Former Editor of the União Macaense Americana].4