Thursday, October 15, 2009


This is difficult to post in general and on a public forum, but I feel it's necessary to inform those concerned loved ones and friends that the love of my life, MARTHA GONZALEZ was involved in a Hit and Run and was killed on 10-13-09. It has been mentioned all over the local Chicago news:

Deadly hit-and-run in Pilsen neighborhood - WGN

In memory of MARTHA GONZALEZ a fund was created at MB FINANCIAL Bank (1-888-422-6562) to assist w/funeral cost.

Surplus funds raised will go to help her debt and to the education of her children Max (4 yrs) & Marko (19 yrs). You can visit any MB location and deposit cash or check in MARTHA's name. Andrew Kudelka or Angelica Gonzalez are also acceptable.

If you have any problems contact me or Arlene Campos (312-421-5500) at the 1618 W. 18th St. MB Financial Pilsen location.

I will post funeral arrangements once we have had the time to this unfortunate situation.

Thank you all for your love and concern,


Omar said...

I was in the terminal this morning when I found out about Martha. I can't imagine your loss. My deepest sympathy goes out to your family. I find that in times like this, hearing good or funny stories helps bring calm and peace. I hope that this memory brings you a little more peace in this time.
I was one of Martha's coworkers. When we check into work we have to see who else is on the trip to become familiar with them. When I checked Martha's information, I noticed her employee number indicating she was a new employee. It made me remember back to when I was a new employee and terrified of doing something wrong. So my goal was to make her feel very comfortable that day flying with us, it being her first day. When we showed up to the airplane, Martha was nowhere to be seen. Turns out she was running late on her first day. When she arrived, she looked nervous, and in a bit of a sweat. I knew exactly how she felt. I extendeD my hand and introduced myself and told her to take her time with everything and not to worry about being late.

She said ok, but I could tell during her preflight she still was. Martha did terrific that day. She did her job better than any flight attendant I had flown with on her first day.

I was deeply saddened to hear about what happened. So much so that it made me really reflect on how lucky I was to meet such a great person. Throughout the whole day while flying, my thoughts were with your family and
knowing she was in a better place.

May god rest her sole.

Happiness27 said...

I'm very sorry to hear about this tragedy. I heard about this from one of our interpreters here at Evanston on Friday. My prayers are with you and her family.

Staff from Evanston Hospital

Happiness27 said...

I received your e-mail and read the very sad news of Martha Gonzalez. I am deeply traumatized and dismayed by her sudden passing away. It is very intricate for the family members to put up with the inconvenience of unexpected anguish which they had not anticipated or contemplated. In this moment of sorrow they are not alone. I am with them as well.
Please convey this message on behalf of me to the grieved family members.
Mohammed Mandur
Urdu/Hindi Interpreter - Metaphrasis

Happiness27 said...

Reciban mis sinceras condolencias por el fallecimiento de nuestra companera Martha Gonzalez, que aunque no la conoci siento muchisimo que estas cosas pasen en la vida de las personas que tienen mucho por dar a la humanidad y su familias. Muchas gracias por enviarme la inofrmacion. Para mi fue muy dificil ir hasta el sur de la ciudad para la visitacion pero sera mas facil para mi pasar por el banco para dar mi colaboracion. A todos los que la conocieron que Dios les de la fuerza para consolarse y superar esta tristeza.
Que tengan una semana tranquila.

Ana Aguilera - Metaphrasis Interpreter

Happiness27 said...

My thoughts and prayers go Martha's family. Thanks for the update.


Lennyn D. Barragan
Spanish Medical Interpreter - Metaphrasis

Happiness27 said...

I am so sorrry. Please, send my condolences to Martha's family.

Sabina Chrzan
Metaphrasis Interpreter

Monika said...

Life is eternal, Love is immortal, and Death is only a horizon - which is nothing but the limit of our sight.
Please accept my sympathy on your loss.
Monika Sokol, Polish Interpreter, Metaphrsis

Gene Ha said...

Andrew, I can't imagine what you're going through right now. You're in my thoughts and prayers, and I hope that there is light in your darkness.

She sounds like a singularly special woman.

Hind said...

I Heard about the sad story on the news and then received a message from Metapahrasis. I never had the privilege of meeting Martha. Death of a loved one is never easy, especially a sudden death at such a young age. I will pray that the Lord will comfort you and your family. He will heal your wounds and you will find joy in her memories.
Hilda Savra
Assyrian Interpreter

amkudelka said...

Thank you all for your kind words, love and memories. It all is helping me cope with the loss of her.

Marathon Man said...

I was at church and told you that I loved her like a sister. I'm starting a blog about marathon running and wanted to dedicate the blog to her. Amkudelka If you need to contact me my email is

Marathon Man said...

you can also contact me at my alternative email which is

Bellisima001 said...

Omg Andy, I didn't know it was your martha!!! I heard the news and Mendoza kept telling me I had met her, I was confused. I only saw her picture on your blog and realized it was your Martha. I'm so sorry!! I feel for you, her children and family. God, I know this is a hard time for you and I can only say I will pray for you. God Bless you and your children Andy. I wish I would have know so I could have gone to the funeral.

Nicole Lombardi