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Obituary: Eric O. Martinez April 17, 1964 – April 4, 2019

on April 10, 2019 - 2:54pm

ERIC O. MARTINEZ April 17, 1964 April 4, 2019

His heavenly Father lead one of his angels back home, Eric O. Martinez, on April 4, 2019 at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Medical Cancer Center in Denver, CO; while being treated for Multiple Myeloma (bone cancer).

He could not have been in a better facility due to the professionalism of the staff that cared for him. Our Lord and Savior just had other plans for Eric. 

Those whose lives he touched will be devastated by his death, but know Eric for who Eric was. A man of great faith, Eric traveled to the holy land two times to walk where Jesus walked. He was the only child born to Aaron and Barbara Martinez on April 17, 1964 and was their pride and joy.

He was born, raised and resided in Los Alamos, NM. In California as well as Los Alamos National Laboratory, he worked in multiple different roles but mainly in human resource. For the past 10 years, he supported LANL’s Human Resource Director’s Office with his most recent role as a Senior Human Resource Lead Generalist.

He is survived by his aunts Juanita Lopez from Santa Fe, NM formerly Los Alamos, NM; Bennie (Eric) Schachter from Rio Rancho, NM; Christine Garcia from Albuquerque, NM and Patricia Martinez from Los Angles, CA. Cousins RoseEllen (Joseph) Visarraga from Salt Lake City, UT; Shirley (Harry) Clifford from Bernallio, NM; Carrie (Randy) Phillips from Mexico, Cruzita (Sharon) Flores from Santa Fe, NM; Donna Busik from Albuquerque, NM; Jerry (Tara) Archuleta from Santa Fe, NM; DeeDe (Eric) DeLapp from Albuquerque, NM; Louella (Jake) Keenan from Las Vegas, NV; Mark (Jerry) Jimenez from Albuquerque, NM; Lynnelle Jimenez from Albuquerque, NM; Lori Chavez from Albuquerque, NM; Erlinda Martinez from Chimayo, NM; Renee Medina from Espanola, NM; Raymond Garcia from Denver, CO and Crystal (Robert) Blaha from Highlands Ranch, CO. And special cousins Don (Jeanne) Lujan from Los Alamos, NM; Jenifer Visarraga from Salt Lake City, UT; Jodi (Pete) Visarraga-Florreich from Salt Lake City, UT and Wade (Shelby) Phillips from Richland, WA and other family, special friends and colleagues.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Antonio G. and Alcarita Archuleta from Dixon, NM and Esteban and Cordelia Martinez from Chimayo, NM; and uncles, aunts and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at The United Church, 2525 Canyon Road, Los Alamos, NM to start at 10:30 am with reception to follow immediately after. Interment will be held at Guaje Pines, Range Road, Los Alamos, NM at 2:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Rocky Mountain Blood Cancer Assistance Fund (RMBCAF), Care of Lisa Dowd, 1721 E 19th Ave. Ste. 300, Denver, CO, 80218 with online option of

“Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 (NIV)

The family of Eric O. Martinez have entrusted his care to Rivera Family Funerals & Cremations of Los Alamos, 1627 A Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544, (505) 663-6880.