Jose V. Martinez passed away on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at Santa Rosa Care Center in Tucson.
He was born in Hayden on March 6, 1927 to Epimeniro Martinez Sr. and Josefa B. Ramirez.
Jose proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a military policeman stationed at Ft. McKinley, Manila, Philippine Islands. Upon his return home he worked as a boiler-maker at ASARCO for 38 years before retiring.
He was preceded in death by his father Epimenio Martinez Sr., his mother Josefa B. Ramirez and stepfather Antonio Ramirez Sr., and his brothers, Manuel Martinez Sr. Epimenio Martinez Jr., Victor B. Ramirez and Antonio Ramirez Jr.
He is survived by sister, Jesusita (Feliberto) Vega, and Uncle Ynez (Gloria) Lopez; nieces, Josie Vega, Angelina Vega, Stephanie Vega, Mary Frances (Juan) Bracamonte, Anna (Joe) Quesada and May Martinez; nephews, Feliberto “Son” Vega Jr., Charles “Chale” Vega, Benjamin Vega, Manuel “Lito” Martinez, Andy (Lupe) Martinez, Gilbert (Nancy) Martinez, Jon (Carrie) Martinez and many great nieces and nephews as well as great-great niece and nephews.
Services for Mr. Martinez will begin with visitation at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Hayden. A Rosary will recited at 9:30 a.m. and the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. also at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Interment will follow at 11 a.m. at the Mountain View Cemetery in Hayden.
An online guestbook may be signed at www.griffithmortuary.com.
March 6, 1927 – January 25, 2013