Ryan William Martin

October 14, 1972July 7, 2018

Ryan William Martin, age 45, of Houston, Texas passed away on Saturday July 7, 2018. Ryan was born October 14, 1972. A memorial service for Ryan will be held Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 10:30 AM at Heights Funeral Home, 1317 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77008. In lieu of flowers, family request contributions in Ryan's memory may be made to Wounded Warriors Project ,; and PugHearts of Houston, PO Box 5053 , Alvin, Texas 77751, or any Mental Health charity of your choice.

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Richard Hurtado

July 22, 2018

It has taken me a few weeks to finally get the words right for this post. Ryan Martin was my lunch-buddy every day at school. We would have the most random conversations whether it was at lunch during the school day, at your house while having margaritas, or at Lights in the Heights. Thank you for all the help, advice, and laughs that occurred throughout our 8 year friendship.
This upcoming school year will be very difficult without having you there. I was expecting to go down to your room and eat lunch there every day again.
I lost one of my best friends but I hope that you have found peace. Rest In Peace, Mr. Martin... you will not be forgotten!

Samuel N.

July 17, 2018

My son was a student in this past year in Mr. Martin's AP class. I talked with Mr. Martin throughout the school year and he was excited to have my son in his class. Mr. Martin thank you for choosing to educate children. My son is saddened by your passing. I send my condolences to your family. May God keep and comfort you all in your time of grief.
Rest in the arms of our heavenly father Mr. Martin.

Suzanne Wilson

July 14, 2018

Ryan was in Junior High when I met him. His mother and I became best friends. Through his mother Connie I was able to keep up with Ryan's sports achievements. He was the sweetest boy. He will be missed by many.
Suzanne Marshall-Wilson

Carissa Zavala

July 12, 2018

In Mr. Martin's last year at North Shore, I was in his class and I can remember how much we all wanted the school year to end., but not for him to leave. Mr. Martin loved real education and would often get caught up in the importance of teaching us the past. Not all kids saw how valuable learning history was but he was one of the few teachers who would always insist that we have to understand what happened in the past to philosophize what's to come. You've always been a concrete memory of my time in high school and it was hard hearing this news. Thank you so much, Mr. Martin, may you rest in peace.

Mrs. L. Lenzy

July 12, 2018

Blessing and strength to the Martin family. I did not have the pleasure of making Mr. Martin ‘s acquaintance but am sure glad to be an educator. It appears he made the connection to his students as we were tasked with. For that, well done. Teaching is tough but to read about how he touched their lives and helped to develop them. Again well done. Rest In Peace Mr Martin; know that your labor was not in vain.

Lauren Caldarera

July 11, 2018

On behalf of the neighbors in the square on Beauchamp, we want to send our condolences to the Martins for your loss and have given a donation to Pugs of America in memory of Ryan. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help, keep any eye on the house, check the mail, etc.
We are sending prayers and good vibes,
Amy & Kenny, Jen & Kyle, Lauren & James

Brandon Mata

July 11, 2018

Mr.Martin was my AP History teacher this last year and he was by far one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. He was always upfront with my class and tried his best to teach us even though at times we didn’t appreciate his efforts. History has always come naturally to me so Mr.Martin and I always would have small conversations about historical matters and his class was always the highlight of my day Rest In Peace Mr.Martin

Dail Holderness

July 11, 2018

Ryan was a very kind, supportive and fun friend in college and beyond! I will never forget the memories and fun trips (to New Orleans for Monday Night Football, to NYC for my bachelor party, to Atlanta where we met up while he was working a summer job in Alabama). I was also fortunate enough to spend time with Ryan and Joette at many college weddings after graduation. His friendship will be greatly missed, but the memories will not be forgotten. I will be thinking about Joette and Kellan for a long time as they go through this tough time.

Celeste Webb

July 11, 2018

Mr. Martin was one of those teachers that I randomly think about time to time. He was a very caring teacher, which isn’t easy to come by these days. He truly cared about his students and loved what he did. He was a funny man. For our homework at the beginning of the semester we were to read each paragraph and summarise. He asked me a question one day and I couldn’t answer it. He asked “How do you not know when you’ve done the homework correctly?” He realised that, that method of homework wasn’t working and fixed it so that his students could actually learn from their homework.
I never had any bad memories from his class. It was always a good atmosphere and he taught with a purpose. He was also very understanding of each and every one of his students.
I cried this morning when I read about his passing on Facebook. My prayers go out to his family and I hope they read and know that he was loved dearly by his students.

Julius Duran

July 11, 2018

Mr. Martin was one of the most influential people in my life. He was always honest with me after classes about growing up as a student and a person. I can't thank him enough for everything he has shared with me and the passion he embodied as a teacher. I learned to truly appreciate history while taking his class as a sophomore. He always wanted us to do our best in class and future endeavors beyond high school. Rest in Peace, Mr.Martin and thank you for everything.