December 11, 1936 – January 6, 2021
We are saddened beyond words and it’s with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our father, Gilberto Martinez, on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Our father was born on December 11, 1936 to Rafael Martinez and Cayetana Carrillo in Bella Vista, Nayarit, Mexico. In 1972 he permanently relocated to the United States with our mother, in pursuit of a better life for their family.
Our father was lovingly known as “Vito” to his grandchildren. A dedicated father, he always protected and provided for his family. He had a big voice and a personality to match it. He was very friendly; had a one-of-a-kind sense of humor and could have conversations with anyone. He also had a big heart and didn’t think twice in helping friends and family when they were in need. His work ethic was incredible and he was very proud to have been part of the Pelco family for 42 years.
The passing of our mother, his wife of 62 years, devasted him. They came into this world together and sadly they parted this world together. Our father was loved by many; may he rest in peace and eternal light with our mother.
Our father was preceded in death by our mother Raquel and is survived by children Gilberto Martinez and wife Mari Martinez, Mina Martinez, Ana Perez and husband Arturo Perez, Rafael Martinez and wife Edith Martinez, Alma Fournarakis and husband Nick Fournarakis, Gina Khristo and husband Marc Khristo, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
He is also survived by his brother Tomas Ornelas.
A memorial service in pending.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.lislefuneralhome.com for the MARTINEZ family.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
January 16, 2021
What can I say about this man.. he had a kind big heart was always there to help n give me advice.. I called him Vesino because he was my neighbor.. he always called me mi Nina como está que necesita? Him his wife were to amazingng incredible people!! Never judging .. Love you vecino y que descanse en la Gloria con Diocito!!♥️♥️♥️😘😘😘🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼😢😢😢
January 16, 2021
Dios lo ha llamado a gozar de la gloria eterna. Nuestras condolencias a la familia Martínez Castillo y elevamos nuestras plegarias a Dios nuestro señor para que encuentren paz y consuelo en su corazón.
Fam. Castillo Martínez