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Gerald Lee Martz

Gerald Lee Martz

April 17, 1955 - August 9, 2022

Gerald Lee Martz, age 67, died August 9, 2022, in Grants Pass Oregon. He was born April 17, 1955, in Gary Indiana to Robert Harold Martz and Ruth Laverne (Julian)Martz. Gerald grew up in Indianapolis Indiana. He graduated from Arsenal Tech High School. Gerald moved to Anaheim, California where he met and married his wife in 1979. Together they moved to Grants Pass in 1984 to fulfill their dreams of living closer to Janet's parents and owning an automotive shop.

Gerald was a man of many shades and many trades throughout his life. He was an ASE Master Automotive Technician for more than 45 years. He worked on exotic cars and was one of the best Porsche technician in the state of California. Gerald owned and operated Rogue Valley Security, which he loved and enjoyed. Gerald was a Deacon for the Grants Pass Seventh day Adventist Church. He loved Jesus, The Holy Spirit, and the Father God.

Gerald was a devoted husband, father, brother, son, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed collecting several things, including movies and clocks. He was a loving, caring, soft-spoken and down-to-earth giant of a man who would give the clothes off his back to anyone in need.

Gerald is survived by his wife of 43 years, Janet E. (Roberts) Martz; son James Lee Martz (Ramona); grandchildren James Martz Jr., Melodie Gragg, Michael Martz and Brandon Randolph; great-granddaughter Artemis Gragg; brothers Timothy Martz (Tabitha), Robert James "Jim" Martz and Michael A. Allseitz; and sisters Dawn Marie Butler, Ursula Allseitz, and Teresa Crammer.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and brothers Michael Martz and Robert Harold Martz.

A service will be held 3pm August 27 th at the Grants Pass Seventh Day Adventist Church.

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I knew Gerald from the Grants Pass Family YMCA. I would always go out of my way to say hello to him. He was a very quiet person who was on a mission to stay healthy. He worked out very hard each time he came into the YMCA. He reminded me of Santa Claus because of his long gray beard. He will be truly missed by all of us here at the YMCA.

Susan Sep 20 2022 4:51 PM