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Jose E. Martinez Lara

November 28, 1986 ~ March 2, 2022 (age 35)


Jose E. Martinez Lara, age 35, of Belvidere, IL, passed away unexpectedly on March 2, 2022. Jose was born in Mexico on November 28, 1986 to Jose Martinez Cleto and Bianca Estelle Lara Zacarias. Jose had a passion for cooking, and his skills and unique style made him the head cook of the family. When he was not cooking, you could find him singing and dancing along to his favorite music as well as working on his truck. He was a passionate cook, a talented dancer, an amazing friend, and a beautiful soul that left this world far too soon. He will be remembered by all the love and joy he put out into this world. His life and generosity will not soon be forgotten.


A dear son

A dear brother

And a friend

Jose Martinez

March 2, 2022

Those we love don’t 

go away 

They walk beside us


Unseen, unheard

but always near,

so loved, so missed

so very dear



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