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Rene Martinez Flores

Obituary for Rene Martinez Flores

February 17, 1971 - December 31, 2017
Gilroy, California | Age 46

... his infectious laugh will be missed by all ...


Rene Martinez Flores, 46, of Gilroy, California, returned to his creator on December 31, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.

Rene was born in Gilroy, California to Maria Lopez on Wednesday, February 17, 1971. He graduated high school in Gilroy. After graduation, he immediately joined the United States Army and served his country as a Combat Engineer in Operation Desert Storm. During his military service, he was awarded two commendation medals, Southwest Asia Service medal with two bronze service stars and was an expert marksman/sharpshooter.

While in the Army, he discovered his passion for salsa music. He continued to develop his craft as talented musician who enjoyed playing a variety of instruments including a percussion, stringed instruments, the piano and many more. He enjoyed performing at various venues as part of a salsa orchestra in which he was the percussionist and vocalist.

Most importantly, he loved his family and his friends. This caring, loving, generous, courageous, humorous, intelligent, compassionate human being with an infectious laugh will be missed by all. Rest easy.

He is survived by his mother and step-father; Maria and Dan Lopez, his children; Julian, Tina and Rene Jr., siblings; Raul, Roy, Roel, Renata, Ruben Flores and Victor Castillo; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

He preceded in death by his grandparents, Juan Medina Martinez and Martina (Martha) Garcia Martinez.

Viewing will take place on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 4 pm with memorial services to follow at 6 pm at Porter Loring Mortuary located at 1101 McCullough Avenue in San Antonio, Texas.

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San Antonio, TX 78212
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