In Memory of




Obituary for Emilio ""Welo"" Martinez

Jesus Emilio Martinez Ochoa (Emilio), 93, passed away on December 20, 2023, in Chicago Illinois. He was born on May 22, 1930, in Mexico City, the youngest of his three siblings. He married his wife Elisa on September 7, 1952. They came to the United States and became citizens in 1955. He was a hard worker, dedicated to his job as a machinist for 35 years at Ecker-Erhardt, and always enjoyed the challenge of building and repairing whenever needed. Known widely in the family as Welo, he was the loving and devoted patriarch of the family.

Along with his wife Elisa, he is survived by his children, Alejandra, Emilio, Laura, Catalina and Ignacio (Nacho), as well as 16 grandkids, 28 great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. Emilio will be dearly missed by his loved ones and friends.

Services will be held at Central Chapel 6158 S. Central, Chicago, where family and friends will gather on Tuesday, December 26th, 2023 from 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral Wednesday, December 27th, 2023 at 8:45 a.m. at Funeral Home to Our Lady of the Snows Church, 4810 S. Leamington Ave., Chicago for a 10 a.m. Mass of Chrisitan Burial. Cremation following in accordance with Jesus’s wishes.

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