Frank Maceo Martini

November 25, 1965 - May 13, 2013
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Frank Maceo Martini, 47, of Houston, passed away after a brief illness on Monday, May 13, 2013, surrounded by family and friends. Frank was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1965, in Galveston, Texas. He graduated with honors from O’Connell Catholic High School in 1984, where he served as Student Council President and was the recipient of many awards, and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in 1988. He went on to found his own business, Cadence Development, a highly successful software development company which he ran for over 20 years.

Frank had a passion for learning and devoted much of his time to helping underprivileged students set and reach their educational goals. Most recently, he sent a student to the University of Texas at Austin for four years; that student will graduate with honors from UT this weekend.

A devout Catholic, Frank was dedicated to helping those in need and was generous in every way. He was a thoughtful and loving son, grandson, brother and friend. He loved animals and cherished his past and present canine companions, Canela, Lucky, Caspa, Bolillo, Pecas, Panzon, Pilon, Pinto and Missy.

Frank was preceded in death by his grandparents, John B. Arena, G. Sonny Martini and Catherine Martini.

He is survived by his loving parents, E. Sonny and Mary Arena Martini; beloved grandmother, Concetta Maceo Arena; brother, Ashton Martini; sister, Tara Martini Newkirk, and husband, Craig; nephews, Reece and Rhett Newkirk; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

The family will receive visitors after 6:30 pm, Thursday, May 16, at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 10727 Hartsook, in Houston. A rosary will begin at 7:30 pm.

The funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 am, Friday, May 17, at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, with Frank’s cousin, Father Frank Fabj, OFM, as Celebrant. Burial will follow the service at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock.

Pallbearers will be his cousins, Joe Arena, Brent Arena and David Michael Hays; and friends, Marco Jimenez, Joel Martinez and Ricardo Arredondo.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ryan Vasquez and Sean Stevens.

Memorials may be made to The Mother Seton Education Foundation, 10727 Hartsook St., Houston, TX 77034.

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Born: November 25, 1965
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Rhett Micheletti posted on11/30/-1

We will all meet again. In the meantime, my heart and prayers are with you all.

 

Holly posted on11/30/-1

We will miss Frank so much.

 

Terry Wilson Seagroves posted on11/30/-1

So sorry to see you go so soon my friend. I've known you most of my life. We were childhood friends and played together on Youpon. My grandparents were your neighbors (Burketts). You were a fine young man all through our school years and I admired your passion for all that crossed your path. Rest with the Angels Frankie Terry :)

 

Ben Breedlove posted on11/30/-1

I am so sorry to hear about Frank's passing. When I received the phone call from Frank's dad, it sounded like he was going to be back at work on Monday. Although he worked for us programming in 4D, he loved to talk about his family in Galveston and his dogs. I wish the family our best and our prayers. Ben

 

R.& D. Sigler posted on11/30/-1

As we draw close to God,he will draw close to us and mend our hearts.May the hearer of prayer continue to comfort your family during this most difficult time.Each day will get easier as you lean on those close to you and pray for strength.

 

Alex Gonzalez posted on11/30/-1

I am so saddened to hear of Franky's passing. Very fond memories from our class of 84'. God Bless you Franky!

 

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