Martin Pineda De La Rosa (1968-2020)

Martin Pineda De La Rosa, age 51 of Buda, Texas died unexpectedly on Monday, June 8, 2020 in Austin, Texas.  Martin was born August 29, 1968 to Manuel and Benita De La Rosa in Austin, Texas, where he lived most of his life.  He was a gifted athlete with natural talents for basketball and baseball.  

After graduating with the Class of 1987 from McCallum High School in Austin, Martin headed east of the Brazos to Texas A&M University in College Station to continue his education, graduating in 1992.  While pursuing a successful career in the Information Technology field, he completed the requirements for a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Baylor University in 2011.  

Martin’s family described him as the embodiment of the Core Values of being an Aggie:  He was committed to EXCELLENCE.  He lived a life of INTEGRITY. He did not shy away from roles of LEADERSHIP.  He was fiercely LOYAL to his family and friends, living his life with RESPECT for all, filled with SELF-LESS SERVICE to his family, friends, community and industry. 

In 2000 he met the love of his life and two years later Michelle Ziegler became Mrs. Martin De La Rosa.  From their joyful union came two precious daughters, Sophia and Amelia.  Martin was a caring and loving husband and father, sacrificing for his family to provide a nurturing home.  He was funny, even silly sometimes, loving animals of all kinds. 

Martin was preceded in death by his mother, Benita Murrieta De La Rosa.  He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Michelle, and his daughters Sophia and Amelia; his father, Manuel De La Rosa and wife Amalia.  Martin is also survived by his brother Manuel P. De La Rosa and his niece Jamie; his sister Marietta De La Rosa and her husband Thomas Serold; his mother-in-law Pam Ziegler, as well as his father-in-law and wife, Ken and Cari Ziegler. 

Visitation and Funeral Services were held, Friday, June 19, 2020 at the Harrell Funeral Home of Kyle, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Please visit to share a memory with the family. 

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