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Rudy Ruben Martinez

April 20, 1955 — February 26, 2024

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Rudy Martinez, a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, godfather, and friend. Born on April 20, 1955, Rudy lived a life defined by generosity and humour until his departure on February 26, 2024 due to cancer.   


Rudy is predeceased by his parents, Carmen and Rudy Martinez Sr., and his brother Augustine Alvarez. He leaves behind a beautiful and large family who will cherish his memory: his beloved wife of 49 years, Sylvia Martinez; his children, Shilo Martinez, Reese Martinez, Rudy Martinez III, Amanda LeBlanc, and Andrea Martinez; his grandchildren, Jonathan, Devany, Daniel, Grace, Amelia, Bearett, and Blake; and his siblings, David Martinez, Richard Martinez, and Jennie Martinez Sandoval.


Rudy resided in La Mirada, CA with his wife and five children for 34 joyous years. He retired from the Gas Company after 25 years of devoted service. An irreplaceable figure, Rudy was a social butterfly with a joker's spirit. His captivating stories of childhood mischiefs and experiences are a testament to his zest for life. He had a fondness for the odd conspiracy and was a firm believer in all things alien. Rudy had a love for classic cars, and he could often be found tinkering away under a hood. He was always respectful and known for his perseverance. Rudy had a close relationship with God; he prayed often and kept Christ close to him when things were dark or when he was alone or scared. His generosity knew no bounds and he shared his wisdom freely, always reminding us that family is the most important thing, and that while money is fleeting, memories last forever.


Rudy held his own family as his greatest accomplishment and leaves behind a legacy of generosity and an enduring love for the ocean, fishing, and camping. Rudy, being an avid fisherman, had many adventures on the ocean with his family and friends. These were lifelong passions he lovingly imparted to his family and these shared interests will serve as lasting memories of their beloved patriarch. 


Rudy's enduring spirit, his laughter, and his humility will continue to inspire us. His love for life will forever be etched in our hearts. We are thankful for the time we had with him and for the love and joy he brought into our lives. He will be deeply missed.


A viewing will be held on March 12, 2024 at 12:00 PM at White Emerson Mortuary. A Funeral Mass for Rudy will be held on March 14, 2024 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, followed by a reception at 12:00 PM at Neff Historical Park.
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Service Schedule

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Tuesday, March 12, 2024

12:00 - 3:00 pm (Pacific time)

The family will also be having a funeral Mass March 14, 2024 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, followed by a reception at 12:00 PM at Neff Historical Park.

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