OBITUARY

Christopher MARTINEZ

January 24, 1972March 12, 2019
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On March 12th, we lost our one and only Marty. An amazing father, husband, son, brother and friend, we are all so shocked and beginning to feel a tremendous loss.

We are all going to miss so much that Marty' shared with us - his incredible stories, delicious cooking, fabulous sense of humor and all the ways he would help us.

Our hearts go out to everyone who is grieving, especially Maura - who lost her best friend and life partner - and Millia and Lila - who lost an irreplaceable father who made the best pancakes and took them on great adventures biking and skiing.

Maura, Millia and Lila are so grateful to everyone who has sent food and hugs and love. It is such a comfort right now to be surrounded by such a caring community of people.

Some have asked if there is a way to contribute to future education costs for Millia and Lila so we decided to set this up just to make it easy for folks who want to memorialize Marty's life in that way. All contributions will go towards Millia and Lila's future education costs.

Visitation will be held Sunday March 17, 2019 at Riverside Memorial Chapel, 180 West 76th Street at the corner of Amsterdam Avenue, N.Y., N.Y. 10023

Funeral Mass will be held Monday March 18, 2019, 10:30 A.M., at St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue, at the corner of 84th Street. New York, N.Y.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 17, 2019
  • Visitation Sunday, March 17, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, March 18, 2019
REMEMBERING

Christopher MARTINEZ

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Christopher Ellis

March 21, 2019

I’m just so saddened to hear of Marty’s passing. He was such a beautiful man and GREAT friend. A true pleasure to be around and one of the most intelligent men I know of. Miss you brother
Chris Ellis

James Langford

March 17, 2019

I was fortunate to have known Marty as a fellow member of the University Glee Club of NYC. I sang next to him during our spring concert at Masonic Hall in 2018. He was quick to give me a gentle nudge when my phrasing was off or I hit a wrong note.
Last April, we traveled together to sing at the South Amherst Church for a Memorial Service, (in Massachusetts).
Coincidentally, this was the church where I grew up singing with my family, and of course Marty wanted to hear of my coming of age stories from the 1950’s and 60’s.
I will miss him very much, and extend my deepest condolences to his family. I took this photo of Marty at the South Amherst Church last April, and wanted to share it with his family and loved ones.

Jocelyn Tice

March 15, 2019

I met Marty through Wini Barron decades ago, and we’d catch up a few times a year since we both worked in technology. Marty was a good man, and a light of optimism and positive energy. He will be dearly missed. Sending love and comfort to you and the girls, Maura.

Stefanie Gervasi

March 15, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Marty, and although it was a short time, he left an impression.
Quick wit, dry sense of humor, warm, and a willingness to always help or listen,. He shared stories of his undeniable love for his family, NYC, and life itself. But the thing I will remember most is how he introduced me to the myriad of karaoke bars in Koreatown after a fabulous dinner of Korean BBQ and sake!
RIP friend. You will be missed. My deepest aympathies to your family and other friends.

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