Santiago Martinez Galarza, 85, passed away November 11, 2022, in Wilmington, NC. He was born to Marcelo Martinez and Angela Galarza on July 1, 1937, in Puerto Rico. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his First wife, Susana Felciano, Second wife, Felicita Perez, Son, Noel Martinez, and Brothers, Giberto, Angel, and Salvador.
Surviving daughter and caregiver is Frances and husband, Mark Geyer of Jacksonville, NC; Surviving Siblings are Ancelmo, Gloria, Brunilda, Virginia, Delma, Rafael, and Rosaura; Surviving Children are Daisy, Doris, Chago, and Suzy; Surviving Grand Children are Hector and wife Jackie, Christopher and wife Krystl, Emily and husband Danny, Alie, Fred, Daysha, Lusana, Joseph, Jesse, and Brianna; Surviving Great, Grand Children are, Brandon, Karissa, Travis, Mackenzie, Saylor, Kaiotee, Lacy, Brian, and many more.
My memories of my sweet father are: how nice he was to all, how he loved to help everyone, he loved to cook, dance, loved all pets, and had the most beautiful smile in the world. He was the most generous, beautiful person on earth. And if you ever wanted me to ask for another father, I would pick the same one. May he rest in peace. My Daddy is dancing up in heaven. God Bless you, my love. I will kiss him everyday in the air like we did at 12 o’clock every day. Love always, your loving daughter, Frances.
Till we meet again.
There will be a memorial service held later in Puerto Rico and will be announced.
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