Ruben Martinez

Obituary of Ruben J. Martinez

Ruben J. Martinez, age 78, passed away January 3, 2024, at his home in Joliet, IL surrounded by his family.  He was born May 26, 1945, in Mexico City, Mexico.

Ruben worked for St. Joseph Medical Center, Joliet for 33 years as a maintenance supervisor.  He retired from Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, IL.  He could fix or make anything and loved to work with his hands.  In his spare time, he enjoyed watching action, western, or biblical films.  To know him was to love him.  He was the ultimate family man and those close to him knew they could go to him for advice and guidance.

Ruben is survived by his three daughters, who were the apples of his eye, Elisa (Shane) Welsh, Diane Martinez, and Erica (Frankie Fasula, III) Martinez; adoring grandchildren, Ethan and Evan Welsh, Noah Martinez, and Koen Reinhold; dear brother, Frederico (Lourdes) Martinez; and dear sister, Lupe (Valente) Martinez.  Many nieces, nephews, and dear friends also survive.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Maria De La Luz Jimenez Beserra; brothers, Raul and Javier Martinez; and sister, Rosa Martinez.

As it was Ruben’s wish, cremation rites have been accorded.  For more information, please call the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home at 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at where you can share a favorite memory or leave an online condolence.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Ruben
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