November 2, 1968 - December 24, 2021
Alfredo Martinez Cabrera – November 2, 1968- Friday, December 24 th , 2021. On Friday, December 24, 2021, Alfredo Martinez entered eternal life. His spirit is carried on by his wife of 35 years, three surviving siblings, his beloved dog, cats, and an extended family of relations and friends from every walk of life. Alfredo was born in Hijas de Galicia Hospital in Habana, Cuba on November 2, 1968. He immigrated to the US when he was 16 years old. Cuba was always his roots, but he made the US his home. He met the love of his life, Luzy 35 years ago and were inseparable since day one. There was no Alfredo without Luzy and no Luzy without Alfredo. He lived his life in service of others, but particularly in the service of God. He never met a child, an animal, or a stranger that he didn’t bond with or helped. He always imparted sayings that were at times insightful for the instant or could bring a chuckle to a moment of extreme seriousness. The people in his life were numerous. He loved his mom Milagros Cabrera (deceased), and he worshipped his older sister Maria Perez, who he spoke with daily. He adored his mother-in- law who would cook for him because Luzy wouldn’t. He taught them the meaning of living life to the fullest, laugh all the time, and care for one another. Brotherhood was at the core of who Alfredo was. He loved his brothers Lazaro and Juan Martinez. He took after his father, “Papo”, who taught him everything he knew about a good joke and how to be a man. His brother from another mother, Nick Cabrera was his sidekick and partner-in crime. He adored all of his friends, including those form his church and work where he spent over 20 years. Alfredo is finally meeting his child in heaven who are praying for Luzy. Alfredo loved Cuban food and his beloved Gallo-Pinto made by his mother-in law, listening to all genres of music, but particularly Cuban music and vallenato Colombiano, a good Colada, and beautiful women like his wife. Not necessarily in that order. He hated oranges and communists. Not necessarily in that order. He was a master with a computer but even a better dancer. When it came to moving furniture for the family, Alfredo was one of the best in the business. He was also one of the best drivers ed teacher for all the cousins and friends- And he loved doing it. Alfredo loved to tell stories. And you could be sure 50% of every story was true. You just never knew which 50%. But above all other things, beyond being the funniest guy in the room, beyond his career, his charity work, his myriad interests, Alfredo will be remembered by his loved ones as a sparkling and burning light who illumined, inspired, and guided everyone to lead lives as joy-filled and giving as his. His infectious ebullience, curiosity, enthusiasm, and love nourished and guided us all. He showed us what we could be, how we could give, and what a well-lived life was. His energy and spirit will live on in us, and we will forever be grateful for his presence in our lives. Alfredo made the world a better place for him having been here. It is not lost on his family that on Christmas eve the lord took him to heaven. His unwavering faith and believe in God guided Alfredo throughout his life. But it was especially true that life changed when he found God. God sent Alfredo angels who announced that God loved him as he was and that his history was perfect. Alfredo heart was full of the love of God. What did Alfredo teach us? That it's all meaningful, endlessly fascinating and achingly beautiful. All we can do is forgive quickly and be kind, to others and ourselves; know that we are all doing the best that we can. Cultivate gratitude; believe that enough is a feast. Be of service and generous; Know that your death is real and coming at blinding speed, so stop struggling to hold onto the intrinsically ephemeral and let go, relax, and remember to have fun. We will forever adore and remember you – we will stand taller and stronger, knowing you are now watching over us – always believing. A viewing will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at Van Orsdel Funeral Home 11220 N. Kendall Dive from 4pm-10:00pm. A Memorial Mass officiated by Father James Arriola and Father Alberto Chavez will be held in Alfredo Martinez’ honor on Friday, December 31, 2021 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church 11291 SW 142 nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33186. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to Florida Lions Foundation for the Blind.
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