LIFE TRIBUTE – Ruben Gomez Redkey-Martinez

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Ruben Gomez Redkey-Martinez


Ruben Gomez Redkey-Martinez, age 55 of Long Beach, California, passed away suddenly at his home on July 4, 2016. He is survived by his mom Juana Gomez, sister Lydia Gomez, wife Lisa Redkey, mother-in-law Lynda Redkey and father-in-law Fred Garland. He was preceded in death my his stepfather Lolo Gomez.

Ruben attended Lee Elementary School, Jefferson Junior High School and Wilson High School, class of 1980. He worked for Long Beach Gas Department, then as a roofer, gardener and later as a welder and handyman. He was retired and enjoyed gardening and home projects as well as crafting and painting.

He loved all things Hawaiian including the beach, the people and the music. He was bilingual in both English and Spanish. He was known to be the finder of lost children and animals as was able to get them home safely.

He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. A memorial service will be held at McKenzie Mortuary on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 3.00 PM. A reception will follow the memorial. Casual Hawaiian attire is requested.

Aloha, Ruben; we love you!