24 year old Phoenix native, passed away on October 1, 2010. Martin was born on AUgust 19, 1986 in Phoenix, AZ. Martin graduated from Mesa High School and joined the US Marine Corps at the age of 17. A decorated Marine, he joined the Corps on 7-02-04, and served as a motor vehicle operator. He served two tours in Irag, from July to December 2005 and January to August 2007. Martin’s military awards include two Good Conduct Medals, the Irag Campaign Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Medal. Martin loved sports, music, dove hunting, spending time with family and friends. Martin was a big Arizona sports fan dedicated to the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals and the University of Arizona Wildcats. We all will deeply miss his smile, laughter and spirit dearly. Martin was a loving husband. He leaves behind his wife Leticia.He was a proud and devoted loving father to daughter Amya Nicole and son Martin Isidro. Parents Greg(Pops) and Suzy Cienguegos, brothers Gregorio (Nohemy) and Manuel Cienfuegos, nieces Lesly and Tabitha, nephew Gregorio Abram, grandparents Rudy and Josie Chacon, Servando and Alice Cienfuegos, Nino’s Rudy (Chino Chacon and Joe Rivera, Nina Sherrie Duarte and many aunts and uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation will be from 5-7pm, with a Rosary from 7-8pm, Thursday, October 14, at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road. Funeral Mass will will be held on Friday, October 15, at 9am at Sacred Heart Church, 1421 S. 12th Street, Phoenix. Interment to follow at the National Memorial Cemetery of AZ, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix.
What a misfortune to lose such a great comrade/friend. Im Cesar and Cien was one of my Marines back in his 1st unit C 1/11. I deployed over to Iraq with him and it was a pleasure getting to know him. I remember chewing him out for getting his girlfriend pregnant the first time, and also giving him advice on how to be a better person. Cien was an awesome guy and a squared away Marine. I will always remember him..May God rest his soul.