Born On: December 02, 1975

Passed On: August 30, 2020

Gilbert S. Martinez

Gilbert SanJuan Martinez, age 44 was born on December 2, 1975 and passed away on August 30, 2020.  Gilbert worked in construction.  Always a hard worker and willing to help anyone in need.  Passionate about family, Gilbert was social and made friends with just about anyone he met and had a passion for animals.  His life force was strong, and his heart was kind and gentle.  He was a comedian and singer with signature dance moves, the life of the party who was happiest making others happy, especially when cooking for the people he loved.  Truly believing he was Chef Ramsey in the kitchen.  Gilbert loved the outdoors and the beauty of nature.  He was an avid sports fan and he wrestled in high school. Many knew him from his early “Toughman Contest” days.  Gilbert is survived by his children, Jessica Smith and Rico Martinez; mother, Dianne Marie (Errgang) Olson, father, Michael John Olson; siblings, Tonya Martinez, Michael Olson, Christina Olson; his soulmate, Lori and her three children, Josie, Mitchell, and Jena; grandson, Isaac; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews along with a large extended family; his most recent fan and a special rescued pitbull named Neil.  A Prayer Service with Fr. Michael Olson officiating, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at the home of his sister, Tonya, followed by a Celebration of Life Gathering.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to a Go Fund Me 


14 thoughts on “Gilbert S. Martinez

  1. Leticia Pena

    Its me again gil, ur cousin “letty” like you would say. Man i don’t know what to say my back yard isnt the same…. I miss you so much and although i know ur in a better place, i still wish u were here with us all…. Although the tears run down my face im glad ur in that special place….. Suckafish….. Miss u forever!!! Save me a place…..

  2. Dan and Tina Kiggins and family

    Your energy has been set free and will now live in the rest of us for ever we love ya Gill you will be missed for sure !!!


    So very sorry to hear about you & your family’s sudden loss Marlene, Margarita just told me. You have my deepest sympathy & friendship♥️😥 What a tragic moment that ended such a beautiful life, my deepest sympathy to the family, RIP Gilbert, you’re gone too soon.

  4. Linda Snider

    My heart hurts so bad for the family. Gilbert was and always will be loved. My thoughts are with all of you. I will not be able to attend the service, and really wish I could, will be thinking of all of you.

  5. Rhonda Staffird

    Gilbert was the best person I have ever met. I have a lot of memories with him. I thank God for the time we spent together this summer. miss you so much. Until we meet again. Love you. Rip

  6. Leticia Peña

    Gil, it was fun these last few months. Your one of thee best cousin anyone could asked for!! We had the best times shooting darks singing and dancing n drinking. i do wish there were more… Valerie Melissa Me and your Dad will forever miss you!!!! You showed me what true family meant….. You always had a great personality.. You will forever remain in our thoughts and hearts!!! Love you primo…….
    Leticia Peña & familia

  7. Scott Spofford

    One of the best friends Ive EVER had. I will miss you my brother. I know you are going to a good place because you were a good person. I love you brother.

    1. Jessica Brink

      Gilbert you will be greatly missed. It’s not going to be the same opening or closing up the salon everyday without seeing you to say hi 😢. You will be in my thoughts. You were one heck of a good guy and would help anyone out. Much love ❤️

  8. Tonya Martinez

    U will be forever with me bro, I know this
    Only the good die young, we see this is true
    So glad zi got to come back to Michigan and be with u these last 3 yrs. R.I.P. I love u

  9. Terry and regina Duplanty

    I am so sorry for your loss may God be with you in your time of need may he wrap his arms around you and your family and help you all through the grief of this tragedy.


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