GUITAR GEORGE MICHAEL MARTINEZ "Guitar" George Michael Martinez was born in Bakersfield, California on Friday, October 14, 1955 and passed away peacefully on Friday, January 6, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his beloved grandmother, Maria Valdez, and his mother and brother, both tragically taken at a young age. George lived on the streets of Santa Fe since he arrived in 1972. He shared that home with many brothers and sisters that he loved, cared for, and protected and who did the same for him. He is survived by his daughter Miranda (Scott), grandsons Tyler and Adam, baby on the way, and his special charges Jade and Paige. Arrangements will be through Riverside Funeral Home in Albuquerque. Never forget that the homeless with whom we share our cities are people too. In memory of George, help when you can, and always treat them with the dignity their humanity deserves.
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