Gabriel ‘Gabe’ P. Martinez
May 31, 1988 - Feb. 3, 2007
Gabriel "Gabe" P. Martinez of Waukesha died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at age 18. He was born May 31, 1988, in Milwaukee, the son of Jess and Donna (nee Paul) Martinez. Music was his great talent and solace, and working with orphans in India introduced him to his passion for teaching. He tutored inner-city children, was an early childhood educator and attended the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha.
Gabe will be sadly missed by his dear son, Forrester, and Jessica, the woman that he loved and gave him great happiness. Others who will hold him dear in their hearts forever are his parents, Jess and Donna, and brother, Nick. He is further survived by Jim, Claudine, Emmy and Chris Franzen; grandparents, Prima and the late Jess Martinez Sr. and George and Wilma Paul and the late Annette Paul; aunts and uncles, Tony and Norma Ramirez, Sandra Martinez, Cynthia and Derek Dahlgren, Mike and Diana Paul, Randy and Lydia Paul and Gary Paul; his best friend, Ryan Pape; and a host of other friends he made wherever he traveled.
A memorial Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 822 N. East Ave., Waukesha.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial donations be made for his son, Forrester Martinez, in care of Waukesha State Bank, 100 Bank St., Waukesha, WI 53186.
For more information, call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609 or visit www.waukeshafuneralhome.com for online obituaries, directions or condolences.