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Ruben Andres Martino

Ruben Andres Martino

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Obituary

On Friday, December 11, 2020, Ruben Andres Martino, the loving husband and father of three children and two grandchildren, passed away at age 64.

Ruben was born on November 10, 1956 in Bronx, NY to Ruben Martino and Laura Montalvo. He was raised in the Bronx and attended Bronx High School of Science, graduating in 1974. He then attended Yale University with the class of 1978 and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, class of 1981. Ruben began his career as a staff attorney for Bronx Legal Services. He then worked his way to becoming the senior supervising attorney. Ruben was then appointed to the Housing Court in 1994 and later appointed to the Family Court by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He passionately worked and practiced law for 38 years.

On July 2, 1983 Ruben married the love of his life Joyce Cortez. They raised three children, Ruben Anthony, Eric, and Yesenia. He was a family man who cared deeply about helping others above himself. When he wasn’t working, he was helping his kids with homework, driving them to piano practice, or picking them up from a friends house. He would keep in touch with his friends and was gifted at maintaining healthy relationships. He would visit his uncle William regularly on the weekends to provide him with food, fix his telephone, and spend quality time together. He was very kind, generous, and humble.

Ruben was also incredibly passionate about playing basketball, painting, salsa dancing and reading. He was a talented and intelligent man. He and his wife took salsa dancing classes together and would dance at home anytime salsa music appeared on the radio. And every Friday after work, he would play his favorite sport, basketball, with coworkers. He always cherished spending time with people around him. He would paint with his children and his home is filled with paintings made throughout the years. Ruben was a smart and loving family-man. He is a man who always tried his best.

Ruben was preceded in death by his father Ruben Martino and mother Laura Montalvo. He is survived by his wife Joyce, his three children, his brothers Ronnie and Richie, his grandchildren Nilah and Naliyah, and many cousins.

He is loved by many and will be deeply missed.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 17th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, December 17th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Flynn Memorial Home - Central Park Ave.
    Address
    1652 Central Park Avenue
    YONKERS, NY 10710
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the number of visitors to the wake including family is limited to 25 people.
    Once capacity is reached within the funeral home it will be necessary for guests to wait outside in the parking lot until it is safe to enter.

    Masks are required at all times in the building.

    The Martino family thanks you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.
  • Service

    Friday, December 18th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Friday, December 18th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Saint Eugene's Church
    Address
    707 Tuckahoe Road
    YONKERS, NY 10710
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Wendy Frye

Posted at 10:38am
Joyce and family, We are with you in spirit during this time. Planting these trees is symbolic of his legacy of caring for his family and others.

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Stacey, David, Gabrielle, Isabella and Eleanor

Posted at 09:45pm
May you find comfort in knowing Ruben left an indelible mark on all the lives he touched. Peace be with you.

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Paul&Gloria Ramos and Family

Posted at 06:21pm
Our very deepest condolences. It's a terrible loss to his family, friends, acquaintances, judicial community, and society as a whole.

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Myriam Martino

Posted at 03:16pm
Dear Joyce: My most heartfelt sympathy for your loss... My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. With love,
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Valerie Gulston

Posted at 03:22pm
Rest In Peace!!! You were a lovely person who had a great impact on people while you were here!!! Thanks for coming to my 50th birthday party !!!
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