OBITUARY

Gerardo Asiel Martinez

May 11, 2005April 4, 2018
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If anyone ever cared, really cared for someone else it would have to be Gerardo Asiel Martinez. He was a warm hearted and well-liked individual, and these wonderful traits came easily to him because he was such a sociable and amiable person, someone who would always making certain that those around him had whatever they needed. Gerardo was a talkative person who was tactful at all times but typically said what he meant.

Gerardo was born on Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, Texas. He was the son of Luis and Alicia Martinez. Gerardo was raised in El Paso Texas and Houston Texas. During his childhood he learned to be reliable and respectful. Gerardo was an obedient child who wanted to win the favor of others. He found it easy to show sympathy and to perform kind acts for others. These admirable qualities and radiant smiling would become a part of Gerardo's personality throughout his life. One thing Gerardo will certainly be remembered for is that he always knew how to make someone smile and laugh without trying.

Though Gerardo was frequently the one to initiate games and activities with his family, he was also quite often the family member who took the role of referee. Gerardo was a peace-maker. He was raised with 3 siblings. He had one twin brother, Luis and two older sisters, Aileen and Jannel. Gerardo and his siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they cared deeply for one another.

As someone who reveled in the sheer joy of his experiences, Gerardo was always enthusiastic about new adventures. One special quality Gerardo had was that when he got up in the mornings, he always made sure his bed was made and his room was cleaned. As a young boy, Gerardo had several interests and was an active child. Gerardo took part in soccer. He was a member of Alliance Soccer Club. In his spare time, he liked to assemble Legos and write stories. He could play in his room all day without getting tired or bored, with an amazing imagination. Gerardo's memorable achievements included his art exhibition at a local hospital in 2nd grade.

For Gerardo, the school routines were never a problem, he loved going to school and didn’t like to miss a day. He seemed to be able to start a project and work right through to its completion. And he was able to do it quickly and efficiently. Gerardo was very observant and was generally quick at picking up new things. Gerardo attended Hidden Hollow Elementary School and Creekwood Middle School for 6th grade. His favorite class was Theater Arts and Math. He loved all his Hidden Hollow and CMS teachers. There was one thing that all of Gerardo's friends knew and will still remember, and that is that he loved to talk. He could pretty much talk to anybody about anything. This quality is one of the primary reasons that Gerardo was such a popular person throughout his life. But Gerardo was also dependable, loyal and trustworthy. Gerardo was the kind of person who simply radiated good fellowship. While he maintained personal standards and his own personal values, Gerardo was very accepting of others. With a distinct skill for working things out, Gerardo was often the person who would organize events. In fact, Gerardo was comfortable playing the role of “host” for just about any occasion. When Gerardo made friends, he made true and lasting friendships. While growing up, some of his best friends were Andrea, Gael, Slava, Judah, Evan, Andreana. Later in life, he became friends with Diego, Thiago, Patrick, Cameron, Kenneth and Victor. But his lifelong friend is definitely his twin brother Luis.

Religion and faith were important to him. He was a member of St. Martha Catholic Church. He liked to distribute bulletins at the end of each Mass.

Not only did Gerardo enjoy traveling, but he also seemed to enjoy planning all of those trips and vacations. His favorite vacations included Disneyworld and Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels.

Gerardo was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of his favorites was Mickey, a Toy Chihuahua, who was a best friend for 9 years.

Gerardo passed away on April 4, 2018 at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, TX. He is survived by Parents Luis and Alicia, his twin brother Luis and sisters Jannel and Aileen.

Gerardo was a fantastic conversationalist who could engage with just about anyone in a discussion. And whenever he said something, he meant it. Gerardo was a down to earth person, outgoing, honest and sweet. He was without question the type of person who enjoyed experiencing things first hand. He was practical and simple, but what friends and family will remember him for the most is the fact that he was so understanding and kind-hearted. Everyone whose life he touched will miss Gerardo Asiel Martinez dearly.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, April 8, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, April 9, 2018
  • Memorial Service Monday, April 9, 2018
  • Graveside Service Monday, April 9, 2018
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Julio & Yazmin Lago

April 22, 2018

Conocimos a la familia Martinez al poco tiempo de mudarnos a Houston. Convivíamos en misa y en eventos de la iglesia. Gerardito ha significado y representará siempre mucho en nuestras vidas. Su disposición siempre a recibir la Sagrada Comunión, a rezar, a participar, a sonreír. Gerardito deja muchos legados pero uno de los que nosotros conocemos es cómo pudo unir a tantas personas de tantos países en oración, asistiendo a misas por el, ofreciendo sacrificios por el. Desde niños hasta ancianos. La forma de tocar corazones no pasará inadvertida ni se olvidará, gracias Gerardito por demostrar que si se puede ser un valiente y se puede ser un guerrero de Dios a tan corta edad, no hay pretexto para no luchar cada día y esperar lo mejor de Dios. Como tú siempre esperaste. Hoy se que juegas en el cielo con El Niño Jesús y estás lleno de vida y felicidad pero de verdad, no la del mundo sino la de Dios quien te ama. Te queremos mucho Gerardito y siempre estarás en nuestros corazones hasta que Dios decida nos podamos todos reunir en ese banquete celestial del que tú ya eres parte.

Fernanda Banega

April 22, 2018


Gerardo fue el primer amigo de nuestro hijo Thiago cuando llegamos a USA. Estaban en segundo grado y Thiago apenas hablaba inglés. Como padres nosotros temíamos que no estuviera contento. Pero apenas conoció a Gerardito esos temores se esfumaron. Con su enorme generosidad y alegría Gerardo le brindo su amistad y compañerismo, lo apoyo en su adaptación y ese año fueron inseparables.

Estaremos por siempre agradecidos a Gerardo por el amigo que supo ser y la felicidad que supo brindar – que claramente lo ha hecho con todos los que se han cruzado en su camino. Su sonrisa y amabilidad que quedaran de por vida grabadas en nuestra memoria y nuestro corazón.

Andreana Rodriguez

April 21, 2018

Gerardo,
Thank you for your loyal friendship. I have so many great memories from you since we shared every teacher since first grade. Special moments would be like Aylin, Zoe, and I would chase you and Christian during recess, that and much more. I have so many memories. Thank you for teaching us about strength and to never give up. And to always trust in our Lord. You will forever live in my heart, Andreana Rodriguez.

Eleana Topp

April 21, 2018

Gerardito, I bet you are in Heaven dancing with the Angels. Full of joy in God's Glory. You will always be in my heart. ❤

Cameron Hampton

April 20, 2018

I am a friend of Gerardo or as he liked to be called, Jerry. Me, Luis, and others have definitely had many great experiences with Jerry. The following picture is a memory I will never forget, the picture is Gerardo, Luis, and Me at church after the flood, we were helping people get supplies for people in need of it. Gerardo was such a great friend, me and many other and of course Luis will miss him dearly. My condolences.

Isaac Marquez

April 18, 2018

Lil G
You were an angel sent from heaven, but a special one that God wanted back up there. Your young soul did not deserve to be in pain anymore. This was all Gods plan and its hard to understand. I love you Gerardo. Rest easy, we will see each other soon. 💛

Leticia Quintero

April 18, 2018

Queridos hermanos y sobrinos.
No hay palabras suficientes para expresar lo que siento. No hay nada mas doloroso en la vida para una madre o un padre que perder a un hijo. El ciclo natural de vida se supone que no sea así, por eso es tan dificil de aceptar.
El lazo tan fuerte de unión que hacia Gerardito se mantendrá entre ustedes mientras lo conserven en su memoria y atravez de ustedes muchas personas tendran el honor de conocerlo, y estará siempre vivo en nuestros corazones!.
La muerte es el fin de la vida, pero seguiremos amándolo a pesar de no tenerlo físicamente y con el tiempo, estas preciadas memorias nos reconfortarán y harán más fuerte.
Podemos llevar juntos este dolor que estamos viviendo.
Reciban mis deseos de paz y serenidad,
Letty Quintero

Hortencia Espinoza

April 18, 2018

Vives en mi corazon Gerardo, en tantas memorias que dejas en mi mente. Descansa en paz. Nos veremos cuando nuestro Señor Jesucristo asi lo quiera. Te amo. Aly, Luis, Aileen, Jannel y Luisito, que de la mano de Dios encuentren el consuelo y la fuerza para continuar cada dia. Con amor Tete.

Elizabeth Espinosa

April 14, 2018

Mi mas sentido pesame que Dios les de fuerza y fortaleza para seguir adelante. Los quiero y saben que cuentan con migo para lo que sea.

John Perretti

April 14, 2018

I met this young man in a hospital in Tijuana, with his parents. I adopted him as an equal. He radiated joy and was vigilant in life. He persevered through hardship reserved for youth who could absorbe pain and anguish beyond adults. He showed me joy in life while oh his death bed. He remains in my lesser mind a MAN, a Alpha man in a world of lesser humans, my friend for ever...

Biography

If anyone ever cared, really cared for someone else it would have to be Gerardo Asiel Martinez. He was a warm hearted and well-liked individual, and these wonderful traits came easily to him because he was such a sociable and amiable person, someone who would always making certain that those around him had whatever they needed. Gerardo was a talkative person who was tactful at all times but typically said what he meant.
Gerardo was born on Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso, Texas. He was the son of Luis and Alicia Martinez. Gerardo was raised in El Paso Texas and Houston Texas. During his childhood he learned to be reliable and respectful. Gerardo was an obedient child who wanted to win the favor of others. He found it easy to show sympathy and to perform kind acts for others. These admirable qualities and radiant smiling would become a part of Gerardo's personality throughout his life. One thing Gerardo will certainly be remembered for is that he always knew how to make someone smile and laugh without trying.
Though Gerardo was frequently the one to initiate games and activities with his family, he was also quite often the family member who took the role of referee. Gerardo was a peace-maker. He was raised with 3 siblings. He had one twin brother, Luis and two older sisters, Aileen and Jannel. Gerardo and his siblings had the typical rivalries while growing up, but they cared deeply for one another.
As someone who reveled in the sheer joy of his experiences, Gerardo was always enthusiastic about new adventures. One special quality Gerardo had was that when he got up in the mornings, he always made sure his bed was made and his room was cleaned. As a young boy, Gerardo had several interests and was an active child. Gerardo took part in soccer. He was a member of Alliance Soccer Club. In his spare time, he liked to assemble Legos and write stories. He could play in his room all day without getting tired or bored, with an amazing imagination. Gerardo's memorable achievements included his art exhibition at a local hospital in 2nd grade.
For Gerardo, the school routines were never a problem, he loved going to school and didn’t like to miss a day. He seemed to be able to start a project and work right through to its completion. And he was able to do it quickly and efficiently. Gerardo was very observant and was generally quick at picking up new things. Gerardo attended Hidden Hollow Elementary School and Creekwood Middle School for 6th grade. His favorite class was Theater Arts and Math. He loved all his Hidden Hollow and CMS teachers.
There was one thing that all of Gerardo's friends knew and will still remember, and that is that he loved to talk. He could pretty much talk to anybody about anything. This quality is one of the primary reasons that Gerardo was such a popular person throughout his life. But Gerardo was also dependable, loyal and trustworthy. Gerardo was the kind of person who simply radiated good fellowship. While he maintained personal standards and his own personal values, Gerardo was very accepting of others. With a distinct skill for working things out, Gerardo was often the person who would organize events. In fact, Gerardo was comfortable playing the role of “host” for just about any occasion. When Gerardo made friends, he made true and lasting friendships. While growing up, some of his best friends were Andrea, Gael, Slava, Judah, Evan, Andreana. Later in life, he became friends with Diego, Thiago, Patrick, Cameron, Kenneth and Victor. But his lifelong friend is definitely his twin brother Luis.
Religion and faith were important to him. He was a member of St. Martha Catholic Church. He liked to distribute bulletins at the end of each Mass.
Not only did Gerardo enjoy traveling, but he also seemed to enjoy planning all of those trips and vacations. His favorite vacations included Disneyworld and Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels.
Gerardo was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of his favorites was Mickey, a Toy Chihuahua, who was a best friend for 9 years.
Gerardo passed away on April 4, 2018 at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, TX. He is survived by Parents Luis and Alicia, his twin brother Luis and sisters Jannel and Aileen. Services were held at St. Martha's. Gerardo was laid to rest in Rosewood Cemetery.
Gerardo was a fantastic conversationalist who could engage with just about anyone in a discussion. And whenever he said something, he meant it. Gerardo was a down to earth person, outgoing, honest and sweet. He was without question the type of person who enjoyed experiencing things first hand. He was practical and simple, but what friends and family will remember him for the most is the fact that he was so understanding and kind-hearted. Everyone whose life he touched will miss Gerardo Asiel Martinez dearly.