Obituary for MARTINEZ

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Wednesday January 07, 2009

Antonio S. Martinez passed away at the age of 77 after a sudden illness on Sunday, January 4, 2009, surrounded by his beloved wife and loving children. He lived most of his life as a resident of Albuquerque, NM. He was born in Contreras, NM, to Antonia Sanchez Martinez and Hermenes Martinez. Antonio served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and in the reserves until 1960. Antonio worked at the Juvenile Detention Center from 1959 to 1969. Antonio retired in 1990 from Albuquerque Public Schools as an Office Machine Technician, and ended his career running his own office equipment repair business, "Antonio's Business Machines." Antonio is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Alice Martinez; his children David G. Martinez, Beverly Martinez and husband Georges Argoud of Cardiff, CA, Deborah Mullins and husband Patrick C. Mullins of Martinez, NM, and Meliton G. Martinez; grandchildren Andrea Martinez and partner Joshua Delgado, Maria Argoud, Gabriel Martinez and partner Joanna Padilla, George Argoud, Lissette Argoud, and Elena Martinez; great-grandchildren Elijah Martinez, and Santiago Delgado; sisters Lorencita Griego, Celia Spurlin, Tersila Garcia and husband Ross Garcia. Antonio is also survived by many in-laws; nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends. Antonio was preceded in death by his brothers Vivian Martinez Sr., Ernesto S. Martinez; his sister Abelia Martinez; grandparents Vivian and Genoveva Moya Martinez, Alejandro and Lorencita Espinosa Sanchez. A Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, January 7, 2009, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. A Mass of Christian Resurrection will be held at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd at 9:00 a.m., on Thursday, January 8, 2009. Burial to follow at Martinez Family Cemetery, Martinez, NM (east mountains). Pallbearers Georges Argoud, Patrick Mullins, Andrea Martinez, Maria Argoud, Gabriel Martinez, George Argoud. Honorary pallbearers Lissette Argoud, Elena Martinez, Santiago Delgado, Elijah Martinez, and Ross Garcia. Please visit our on-line guest book for Antonio at RememberTheirStory.com French 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300