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Jesus Martinez
(11-26-1952 - 06-16-2020)

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On Tuesday June 16th 2020 at 2:23 am Jesus Martinez, a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away at the age of 67. Jesus was born in Matanzas, Jalisco, Mexico on November 26, 1952. He immigrated to the United States in the early 1970’s. Jesus worked as a Plant Operations Engineer at Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin for over 30 years. In 1979, he married his wife Consuelo, and they raised three daughters, Claudia, Omayra, and Angelica.
Jesus was a hardworking man who immigrated to the United States and pursued education and a career that provided a home and foundation for his three daughters and wife. He loved the time he spent with all of his family and was always looking forward to the next family get together to celebrate with good food and laughter. An avid sports fan, Jesus loved watching his daughters, his nieces and nephews, and grandchildren participate in any sporting event that he was able to attend. He would often be seen cheering and supporting on his loved ones on a baseball field or a basketball court in Elgin.
Jesus is preceded in death by his Mother Elisa and Father Miguel. He is survived by Consuelo Martinez, his three daughters Claudia (Deryn) Martinez-Carter, Omayra (James) Martinez-Wooten and Angelica (Alan) Martinez-Osinski, his five grandchildren Mia, James, Austin, Dion and Connor, his brother Salvador (Rosanne) Martinez and four sisters Socorro (Filiberto) Martinez, Teresa Martinez, Cecilia (Mike) Wehrwein, and Mercedes Aguinaga.
There will be services on Saturday June 20th, 2020 at Wait-Ross Allanson Funeral Home on 51 Center St., in Elgin, IL 60120. The visitation will be from 3pm to 7pm with a private service to follow at 7pm. The visitation will follow current CDC and IDPH guidelines for social distancing. The private service may be viewed on Facebook on the Laird Family Funeral Services page, the service will be a ‘Facebook Live’ just before 7 pm.

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