Jerry Martinez, 58, and a resident of Albuquerque, went to be with the Lord on May 12, 2014.
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Jerry had previously served in the Air Force during the 1970s and recently retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was an avid bike rider and loved being outdoors.
He is preceded in death by his beloved parents, Jose P. Martinez and Martha Martinez; grandparents, Pedro and Virginia Sandoval; brothers, Tommy and Christopher Martinez; sisters, Elizabeth and Josephine Martinez; son-in law, James Akin, and nephew, Jeremy Martinez.
Jerry is survived by his beloved daughter, Syreeta Akin; brothers, Arthur (Rachael) of Bernal, Norman (Bonnie) of Los Lunas, Michael (Gina) of Bernal, Patrick (Leighann), of Las Vegas, Joseph (Yvonna) from Las Vegas, Steve (Maria) from Los Martinitos, Sisters Dorothy (Fred) from Albuquerque, Rosella (Benny) from Commerce City, Colo., Mary Sanchez from Los Martinitos, Christine (Joel) from Los Martinitos, Tina Martinez from Santa Fe, Patricia (Emerson) from New Orleans, and Rita (Mike) from Angel Fire; aunts, Cippi Shell and Marcelina Trujillo; uncles, Pete Sandoval and Chris Sandoval as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Services were held Thursday morning at the Santa Rita church in Bernal. Honorary pallbearers were: Fred Elza, Jesus Martinez, Norman Martinez, Tom Lavandoski, Rob Lavandoski, Joel Gosdin and Gerald Ulibarri.
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Funeral arrangements for Jerry were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home; 801 Douglas Avenue, Las Vegas; 425-6551.
Nelson Funeral Home
801 Douglas Avenue
Las Vegas , NM 87701
Published in Las Vegas Optic on May 16, 2014