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Luis Omar Reyes-Martinez

December 15, 1990 ~ May 18, 2017 (age 26)


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Visitation
Saturday
May 20, 2017

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kopicki Family Funeral Homes
3117 South Oak Park Avenue
Berwyn, IL 60402

Funeral Service
Saturday
May 20, 2017

7:00 PM
Kopicki Family Funeral Homes
3117 South Oak Park Avenue
Berwyn, IL 60402


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Luis Omar Reyes Martinez passed away on May 18th, 2017 at the young age of 26 from complications of pneumonia. He is survived by his parents, Magaly, Luis Angel, and step mom VickMarie, three sisters - Leslie, Jomary and Sophia - and baby brother, Ian Luis and his favorite kids, nieces Angeliz, Jazlyn and Juliana and nephew, Jayden. He is also survived by amazing grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins and friends who became family. Born on December 15th, 1990 he was quickly cheated out of receiving a birthday AND Christmas gift; it was one or the other - never both. But he didn't complain. Omar was always grateful and happy about whatever he received no matter how small or unimportant. That's why so many loved him. His Sisters, Jomary and Leslie, stood no chance in the running for "Mom's favorite" but he never took any pride in that fact even though he knew he was.  His Uber record can prove he was the Golden Child!  Omar had the ability to immediately break through people's guards and see parts of them that they rarely showed. If you were weird, emotional, eccentric, lonely, broken or the black sheep - then he loved you. Hard. That's why so many loved him. He could meet someone and in minutes they were best friends.  Omar knew how many breaks up they've had, how many kids, family illnesses, their relationship with family and he would make sure that they would get together soon.  That's why so many loved him. He had a natural ability to connect with people and make them feel loved and powerful and strong and he made them feel safe in letting lose and just having fun. He led a fun life and he brought out the best in those he loved.  He tapped dance when he was happy, laughed way too hard, and said "Oh My God" way too much. He was unapologetically himself at all times. And that's why so many loved him. It would be unrealistic to measure how successful or good his life was by mentioning his accomplishments, or where he went to college or what he did for a living. That's not who Omar was. He never calculated anyone's value as a person based on their level of education or financial status. Knowing Omar was recognizing that he was insanely intelligent.  He loved to read, write, draw, color, spend time with family, loved his mother more than anyone.  He was infatuated with Kesha and Brittney Murphy. Music was his therapy. But most important, Omar simply loved without restrictions, loved unconditionally and wholeheartedly without expecting anything back. He treated everyone the same. He carried the weight of the world on his shoulders because he felt the pain his family or friends felt when they weren't okay.  He didn't care if you were a stranger; if you needed help he was the first one to jump in. Even if that meant pulling over to pick up an elderly lady carrying grocery bags in the rain, drive her home and carry her bags to the third floor.  He had an amazing soul. There is nothing more valuable or meaningful than just being a good person and having a kind and compassionate heart. He was everything any human being should be. That made him the most accomplished person anyone could meet. Learn from his life, forgive and forget easily as he did, love as hard as you can and just be a good person. Give without expecting anything in return.  Be happy. In his words, "nobody ever overdosed on happy!"
 

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