Alex R. Martinez
Alex R. Martinez, 18, of Ewing on Friday, May 20, 2016, Alex left this earthly life and found peace, joy, and eternal rest with the God he dearly loved.
Much like a star that burns ever so bright in the heavens, our dear Alex was gone too soon.
Alex R. Martinez, a kind and generous spirit, with a zest for life, was born on March 27, 1998 to a devoted and loving family in Ewing Township, New Jersey. From the day he was born the sparkle in his eyes and the smile on his face let you know that he had no time to waste. With a burst of energy our fearless, kindhearted, strong –willed, independent Alex was on the move.
Alex was educated in the Ewing Township Public School System having attended Lore Elementary School, Fisher Middle School and was presently a member of the senior class of 2016 at the Ewing High School. Throughout the halls of Ewing High School Alex was known and loved for his entrepreneurial endeavors as he supplied his friends with healthy snacks and juices. With a heart as good as gold, he couldn’t stand the thought of anyone going hungry and insisted on making sure his fellow classmates had something healthy to snack on.
At an early age, Alex accepted Christ as his personal Savior and enjoyed participating in church activities and attending Christian education camp. Along with cooking, swimming, track and cross country, Karate study at Kung Fu Tai Chi, Southern Shaolin Academy, and his love of music, Alex was most excited about his summer camping experiences at Young Life Christian Education Camp.
Being the “social butterfly” and civic minded young man that he was, Alex enjoyed participating in a number of community activities, including, the Civic Air Patrol of the United States Air Force Auxiliary, a volunteer for the Bonnie Watson Coleman for Congress Campaign, and as a Country Lane Apartment Complex Community Volunteer. Alex was known as a diplomat in his community always ready to offer a helping hand to his neighbors and concerned about making sure everyone got along. He was often called the peacemaker and the neighborhood shoulder to lean on. Everybody knew and loved Alex and he knew and loved them back! Alex’s contagious friendliness and caring heart endeared him to everyone he met. He was the consummate host. Celebrations, sharing food with family, friends, and even those he didn’t know, was second nature to Alex. His open heartedness and fun-loving disposition will be etched in the minds of all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Alex loved people, all people, and they loved him back!
Being the go-getter that he was, Alex believed in the value of working hard. He set his mind on his goals and he accomplished them. That being said, it is no surprise that Alex followed his passion and could be found throughout Ewing Township working at various businesses …McDonalds, Chick Filet, Smokehouse Barbeque, Chicken Holiday, Marrazzo’s Thriftway Supermarket and as a member of his family business; Troy Porter and Son. Selfless, kindhearted and cherishing others through his service.
Alex’s life is celebrated by his loving family, which includes, his caring and devoted mother, Jocelyne Porter Graham; loving brother, Curtis Graham; uncle; Peter Porter, who was a father to him; grandmother, Salud G. Porter; grandfather, Troy Porter; aunts, Rosa Porter, Eveline Porter-Powell (Danny), Angelina Newsome; cousins, Ebony Porter, Peter Porter, Ashley Porter, Ryan Powell, Tayler Newsome, Chase Powell, Paige Newsome, godmother; Régine Pitts-Ramsey (Charlie) and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins in England, France, Germany, Spain and throughout the United States. Alex leaves behind a host of friends who loved him dearly. Alex loved his family and friends, his family and friends loved him, and he will be greatly missed!
The family will receive visitors on Friday from 3:00 - 6:00 PM at the M. William Murphy Funeral Home 935 Parkway Ave., Ewing.
Posted on 24 May 2016 by MFH