Robert G. Gomez, 59, a retired Air Force senior master sergeant who later worked as a safety officer for the Department of Transportation, died of renal failure Sunday at Fairfax Hospital.

Mr. Gomez joined the Air Force in 1942 and was stationed in England during the remainder of World War II.

Before retiring from the Air Force in 1962, he served as an Air Force attache in Havanna for about five years and in Buenos Aires for four years.

Mr. Gomez joined the Transportation Department after his military retirement and was a safety officer there until retiring a second time in 1972. He then worked as manager of the Irish Pub in Annandale for about a year.

He was born in Alamosa, Colo., and graduated from Colorado State College in Greeley, Colo.

A resident of Annandae, he was a former commander and vice commander of American Legion Post 1976 there.

Survivors include his wife, the former Ruth Franklin of Annandale; two daughters, Sandra Rogers of Fairfax and Robbye B. Gomez of Alexandria; two brothers, Ben Gomez of Denver and Bert Gomez of Salt Lake City; seven sisters, Viola Olivarez of San Antiono, Linda DeAlcola of San Jose, Elsie Marquez of Farmington, N.M., Irene Estinoza of Burbank, Calif., Lorraine Masarenas of Kearns, Utah; Ruth Zimmerie of Los Angeles and Neoma Maraga of California, and three grandchildren.