Ruben "Uva" Martinez

Updated: Wed 11:49 AM, Jan 30, 2013
Funeral Home: Hillier Funeral Home
September 24, 1953 – January 26, 2013

Ruben "Uva" Martinez, 59, of Bryan, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2013 in Bryan, surrounded by his family and loved ones.

Visitation will be Monday, January 28, at Hillier Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a rosary at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, January 29, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 600 East 26th Street in Bryan with Msgr. John McCaffrey presiding.

Ruben was born in 1953 in Bryan. He graduated from Bryan High School in 1972. He loved to spend time fishing, playing baseball, hanging out with family and friends, and watching western movies. He found great joy in life, always smiling and joking with those around him. Ruben loved his family and friends, always referring to them as "Cuz," and he was especially fond of the residents at The Villas of Rock Prairie in College Station where he worked.

Ruben was preceded in death by his father, Domingo Martinez; his mother, Antonia Martinez; and his brother, Daniel Martinez.

He is survived by his wife, Elsa Aranda-Martinez; sons, Ruben Martinez and Amy, Daniel Martinez and Shelley, Marc Aranda; brothers, Joe Portales, Paul Martinez, David Martinez and Mona; sister, Frances Martinez; grandchildren, Ariana, Gabriela, Megan, and Natalie Martinez, and Anthony Aranda.

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