Ivan Isaac Martinez

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Martinez, Ivan Isaac

June 29, 1947 - May 14, 2017

Ivan Isaac Martinez, age 70, transitioned into his heavenly home on May 14, 2017 (Mother's Day).

Ivan was born on June 29, 1946 in Ponderosa, NM. The son of Filiberto (El Maestro) and Lucy (Chana) Martinez.

He is survived by his son Isaac Martinez and daughter Jennifer Gerber (husband David); granddaughter Victoria (Derek); great-grandson Kai; brothers Phil, Jackie and his wife Irene, Louie and wife Maureen; sister Peggy Crespin and husband Mike Crespin; many nieces and nephews; step-children and step-grandchildren; plus numerous friends, acquaintances and fellow co-workers at UNM.

Ivan was a humble, godly man, who had a deep love for God and His word. He loved to worship and sing to God. He graduated from JVHS in 1965. Upon graduation, he joined the US Marine Corp., where served honorably and with distinction. Upon discharge, he moved to Albuquerque, NM where he earned a degree from UNM. Upon his retirement, he moved to Sierra Vista, AZ with the love of his life, his closest, and most intimate friend and wife, Boyana, in order to be close to the children.

A Celebration of Life will be held on August 5, 2017 (his mother's birthday) at American Legion Post 13 at 2:00 p.m., 1201 Mountain Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Refreshments following. All invited to attend.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on July 30, 2017
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