Ricky Martinez

May 17, 2020, 11:00:00 PM

Chicago

IL

My father started with symptoms during the first week of April. On April 22nd we had to call an ambulance and he went to the ER. For 5 days he was on oxygen, and on April 26 he got put on a ventilator. He was on a ventilator for 12 days and on May 8th he got extubated. On May 11 he got put back on a ventilator and was on it for 7 days. On May 17th, unfortunately, the strongest man, my beautiful father passed away.

Pantaleon “Omar” Martinez, 63. The patriarch of the family, who loved unconditionally. Full of life and passion for his family. Beloved husband to his wife of 43 years, loving father of 2 sons, the most amazing grandfather to 6 kids who referred to him as “Apa”, and a wonderful son to his parents who he has now reunited with. A loving brother, uncle, cousin, and friend to so many. He was the most generous, hardworking, and beautiful person. He would go out of his way to help anybody. His legacy and memory will continue on. “Your wings were ready, but our hearts are not”.

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