Ariel Martinez, 53, passed away on January 7th, 2021. It is with great sorrow that we announce his passing. He lived graciously, spiritually and courageously until the very end. He was a hard working UPS driver, beaming proud father, doting grandfather and a confidant to all.
Ariel will be eternally remembered by his five daughters, Benita Krstine Morris (Travis), Brittny Dawn Michalski (Jason), Michelle Alexandria Martinez, Marissa Arielle Martinez, Kate Johnson. His brother Ernesto Martinez (Vangie), sisters Esmeralda Garcia (Danny), Lesvia Martinez (Oscar) and Elia Martinez (William). Ariel will also be remembered by his niece Anna Isabell Gray, nephews, Dominic Garcia, Adam Nieto Jr, and Bobby Garza and extended family and friends.
A catholic service in memory of Ariel will be held on February 13th, at 10am, at St Raphael Catholic Church, 2514 Lee Blvd, Lehigh Acres Florida. At Ariel’s request he was cremated. His ashes will be interred at the family plot in Hodges Family Funeral Home Cemetery.
The family would like to leave readers with a last post from their beloved , “I want to leave you something better than words or sounds. Look for me in people I’ve known or loved, at least let me live in your eyes and not in your mind”.