Ruben Martinez Salazar, age 63, passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Doctor’s Medical Center in Modesto, California following a challenging illness. Ruben was born in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico on April, 16, 1957 to Nazario Martinez and Ma. De La Luz Salazar. Ruben grew up in Mexico, where he received his education. He later immigrated to the United States and settled in Madera California in 1990 where he was employed in Agriculture until becoming disabled.
A devout Christian he attended New Hope Christian Fellowship where he was active with church activities in reaching out to homeless people to assist them in providing meals.
In addition to his parents, Ruben was preceded in several siblings.
Ruben is survived by his wife of 22 years, Linda Bermundez of Madera, his children Rudy and his wife Esmeralda Valenzuela , and Jesus Lara all of Madera. He is the brother of Robert Martinez and Ricardo Martinez both of Madera, Rogelio Martinez and Raul Martinez both of Mexico, Rosa Castro and Rosalba Castro both of Madera. He is the beloved grandfather of Emmanuel, Gerardo, Mia, Angelia, Sophia and Anthony.
Visitation is Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 6 to 8 PM at Jay Chapel, a graveside service will be held on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 10 AM in the arbor of Arbor Vitae Cemetery.
Running The Race
In this walk of faith, we face a world full of battling challenges. I’ve seen many fold in the battlefield turn around and walk away, not very many can go through the challenges and stay faithful just as our beloved Ruben Martinez did. He was a man that loved the Lord, and didn’t let his physical condition ever hold him back.
A man that loved to serve weather with his neighbors at church in the streets or even in the simplest ways. He taught us to stay humble to continue moving forward while never looking back. He taught us that it’s ok to not always have the right answer, that it’s wiser to be honest than to hurt someone with a miss led truth .
A man that ran with endurance in search of riotousness in the Lord, leaving us a great example such as the apostle Paul did. “Oh how wonderful it would have been to be there and see the smile on his face, when the Lord said to him.
Well done my good and faithful Son! You finally made it home. Therefore, it is a great pleasurable honor to run this race in the footsteps of a great man such as him a humble soldier in the Kingdom of heaven our beloved brother, Ruben Martinez
We will see you soon.
Hebrews 12: 1
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,”
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