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Santiago Martinez Jr.

santiago  martinez

December 1, 1977 ~ December 26, 2022

Born in: San Antonio , Texas
Resided in: San Antonio, Texas

Santiago “Chago” Martinez Jr, 45, passed unexpectedly on December 26. 2022. He was born December 1st, 1977 in San Antonio, Texas, the son of Santiago Martinez and Sara (Mena)
Martinez. Santiago was raised by his grandparents, coining the nickname “El Rey” by his Grandpa Martinez, being the first grandson of the family. In middle school, Santiago picked up
skateboarding, which afforded him many lifelong friendships. He attended Highlands High School where he gravitated towards the punk scene, attending concerts and frequently joining mosh pits.
Anyone looking for Santiago could usually find him in the back bedroom of his grandparents’ house, which became a popular hangout for his friends throughout his life. Santiago and his friends
loved graffiti, evident by the art covering his bedroom. Later in life, Santiago enjoyed spending time with his sister and trying new breakfast spots with her. He especially enjoyed “huevos rancheros”.
His family and friends remember him as extremely enthusiastic and talkative, even with strangers, and having an unwavering love for his New Orleans Saints. He is preceded in death by his parents. He
is survived by his sister Christina (Steve) Medrano, his four nieces; Mia Martinez, Lillia Radicke, Iceline Radicke, Razzberry Radicke, and his grand-nephew, Juno Castro. A memorial will be held for
Santiago on January 21, 2023 at Martinez Skate Park, 201 Merida St. San Antonio, TX 78207


Celebration of Life: January 21, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Martinez Skate Park
201 Merida St.
San Antonio , TX United States


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  1. CandleImageBro, I’m proud of the person you were becoming. I’m happy for the things you accomplished that once seemed impossible. You made it out of a dark place and now your in the light. Rest easy my big brother. I learned so much from you and I will miss our breakfast plates.
    Hugs and Kisses Your sister KiKI

  2. CandleImageWords cannot explain the loss I feel in my Heart without you here my Friend..You will be Sincerely Missed and I will do my Best to Honor your enthusiasm for life by living my Life with Joy and Gratitude. Miss You..

  3. CandleImageMay your beautiful soul finally find peace. It is with the heaviest heart I must say goodbye for now, until we meet again.

  4. CandleImageChago.. till we meet again. Kick flip in the clouds my friend. Jam your music as loud as you want. We’ll miss you dearly 🖤🖤 -Morse

  5. CandleImageChago my dear friend rest in pairdse, my heart is heavy .. It’s not goodbye ,it’s see ya later 🛹 I will miss you🤟🙏❤️

  6. Chago was my mother’s only brother. I often hung out with him. He, like a lot of my family members, was an artist. He taught me origami, sculpting, and let me reads his Mangas. He would make us breakfast at my grand mother’s house and we would watch him for hours in the summer skate with his friends. It was great watching that persistence. I miss him so much already and I think his sister, my mom. Is doing a great job honoring his life and hwta he believed in. We love you Chago

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