Martinez, Gabriel Leonard, born September 13, 1968 and passed away on Monday, July 6, 2009 in Los Angeles. Born in Redondo Beach, CA, Gabriel was 40 when he died. He attended Redondo Union High School and was a long time resident of the South Bay. Gabriel enjoyed playing softball and being around his family and friends. He is survived by his brother, Steven Duquette, Aunt, Shirley Mouser of Redondo Beach, CA and his Uncle, Leonard Barela of Covina, CA. Preceded in death by his Mother, Edna Barela and Grandfather, Gilbert Barela. A viewing will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Sunday, July 19, 2009 from 1:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. The memorial service will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Monday, July 20, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. A reception will follow in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room from 3:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. Please use this website, to send the family messages, share memories, or to obtain directions to the services.

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  1. Gabriel, it will never be the same without you. Your presence will be sincerly missed, we’ve had our ups and our downs and there was always one thing that couldn;t be replaced and that’s the fact that we are cousins and we will be always. I will carry your memory in my heart forever. I know you are in a much better place with auntie edna and junior but here you will be missed so much. I love you gabe the babe!! love Jennifer

  2. Gabriel, everytime I look at your picture, I hear your laugh. That’s one thing, even when things were rough and tough, you always had that streak of humor and good will. You did share your love with all that you cared for. You are a good son, uncle, cousin, nephew, brother and friend. I know that you , your mom, and Junior will look over Steven and guide him to great things. See you when I get there, if not sooner. Rest now my friend, Janelle

  3. my condolences to all of gabriels family.the word of God says blessed are those who mourn God is with us he will never leave us. I pray for comfort and unity for all.i have great memories with him and my grandchildren also steven and michael we all went on lil missions together many fun times.I LOVE YOU GABRIEL but this is not a good bye.ill see you when i walk thru those perlie gates in heaven.

  4. I remember when me & my sister monique would pick Gabriel up and we would go to the ramada for a few days my kids would go swimming and we would have so much fun!!! I will never forget the last time I seen gabriel it was 7-3-09 he was so happy he got a visit we were laughing the whole visit specialy when i told him he was going to be my new dad!!! I love & miss you gabriel you will always have a place in my heart!!!! see you when i get there so save a place 4 me!!!

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