Albert J. Martinez Jr., 42, born July 22, 1978 passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020. He was preceeded in death by his brother Steve Arellano and sister Sally Martinez.
He is survived by his parents father Albert Martinez Sr., mother and step-father Rita & Eusebio Arellano, wife Claire, children Annika “Little Foot”, Angellica, and A.J, Goddaughter Alexandra; siblings; Lori (John), Loni (Daniel), Ana, Phillip, Verna (Sam), Mike (Sally), Cindy (Brian), and Andrew (Kayla); uncles, aunts, cousins and Awaken Youth Group and his close friend and confidant Pastor J.D Miera.
Albert graduated class of 1996 from Victory Christian Academy, proudly served with the Army National Guard for 12 years. He served his Lord and Savior and was the Awaken Youth Group Pastor at Victory Faith Church, but most of all he loved his family and God. Albert touched so many young people’s lives, he will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Serving the family as pallbearers will be A.J. Martinez, E.J. Martinez, Armando “Hack” Lucero, Louie Padilla, Isaac Arellano, and Jeremiah “Jerry” Garcia, honorary pallbearers named are Sean Martinez, Elvin Martinez, Abe Segovia, Kenny Hernandez, Jose Angels, Jeff Grady, Anthony Romero and Jarrod Padilla
In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be made to the Breast Cancer Society. The family of Albert J. Martinez has entrusted the care of their loved one to the DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477-www.devargasfuneral.com
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