Rene Andres Martinez, beloved son, father, and friend, passed away on August 10, 2023, in Tucson at the age of 25. He was born on March 18, 1998, in Tucson, where he spent his entire life.
Rene had a natural talent and an insatiable curiosity. From a young age, he displayed an aptitude for various trades and was known for his intelligence and creativity. As a teenager, he enthusiastically delved into installing car radios and speakers. He also developed the ability to fix car issues, showcasing his mechanical prowess.
But Rene's talents extended far beyond his technical skills. He had an infectious spirit and an undying love for dancing. Whether it was on a dance floor or in the middle of a grocery store aisle, Rene couldn't resist moving to the rhythm of life. His presence brought joy to those around him as he effortlessly showcased his talent on the dance floor.
In addition to his passion for music and dance, Rene also possessed an unyielding love for food. He always carried a hunger for life, both metaphorically and quite literally. A self-proclaimed lover of sweets, he could never resist indulging in a King-size Snickers bar whenever the opportunity presented itself.
Rene's journey through life was marked by determination and ambition. He was a true go-getter who set his mind on accomplishing any goal that he set for himself. At the age of seventeen, Rene decided that he wanted to become a barber, embarking on a path that would lead him to realize this dream within the hairdressing industry.
However, it was through fatherhood that Rene truly felt his proudest accomplishments were realized. Becoming a father to his handsome little boy Ezequiel Rene Martinez brought him immeasurable joy and purpose in life. His son was everything to him—his pride and joy—and their bond ran deep.
Rene's extraordinary personality was his most treasured attribute. With a heart full of love and compassion, he knew how to bring smiles to the faces of anyone he encountered. Often adorned with a mischievous grin, he possessed a unique ability to turn frowns into smiles. Rene's infectious laughter and witty jokes brightened even the darkest of days. His genuine kindness and good-hearted nature touched the lives of countless people, making him an irreplaceable presence in their lives.
Rene leaves behind cherished memories and is survived by his loving son Ezequiel Rene Martinez. He is also survived by his mother Angelia Castel De Oro (Ricky), his father Ralph Martinez, and his siblings Ralphie Martinez (Isabel), Chris Rodriguez (Anissa), Alexis Castel De Oro, Yvana Wadell, Fabian Lopez, Giovanni Martinez, Johnathan Martinez and Isaiah Castel De Oro. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Ralph Martinez, Frank and Delia Rodriguez. His paternal grandmother Julie Martinez and maternal grandmother Antonia Rodriguez also mourn his loss.
To honor Rene's memory and celebrate his life, visitation services will take place on Friday, September 8th at Martinez Funeral Chapels in Tucson. The visitation at 8:00 AM and end at 10:30 AM. The Rosary will begin at 8:30 AM and end at 9:00 AM.
Mass will follow at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at St Margaret Mary Parish in Tucson. Subsequently, a burial will be conducted from 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM at Holy Hope Cemetery in Tucson.
Rene Andres Martinez touched the hearts of everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. He will be remembered not only for his many talents but also for his unwavering love for dance, his unmatched wit, and his ability to bring happiness into the lives of others. Although he has left this world far too soon, Rene's legacy will endure through the memories he created and the love he shared.
In the words of John Keats, "A thing of beauty is a joy forever." And so it is with Rene Andres Martinez—a beautiful soul whose memory will bring joy to all those who hold him dear. May he rest in eternal peace. "Love and miss you dearly, Love You Nene"