January 26, 1935 - December 31, 2017 Born in Denver, CO Resided in Fremont, California
Anthony (Tony) Martinez,of Fremont, California left this world on January 1, 2018, after a long battle with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Heart Disease. He was born January 26th, 1935 in Denver, Colorado to Manuel and Mary Garcia Martinez of Las Vegas, New Mexico.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Rochelle Martinez, Elder Brother Gilbert Martinez of Denver, Co. and elder Sister Rosalie Stearns of Cameron Park Ca.. His children, Anthony Martinez of Vancouver Wa, Julie Martinez of Fremont Ca, Anna Ryan of Indianapolis, Id., Yvonne Martinez of Livermore, Ca. and Manuel Martinez of Manteca, Ca. also he is survived by 8 grandchildren and 11 Great grandchildren. Sadly sisters Josephine Quintana, Bertha Lucero and Eleanor Cocke, along with brothers, Manuel Martinez, Theodore Quinonez and RIchard Quinonez preceded him in death.
Tony was a proud veteran of the United States Army and a member of the famed 82nd airborne division. As an avid golfer, he relished in playing the major courses in northern california from the famed Pebble Beach to the Olympic Club in San Francisco. Yet his favorite course was the Sunol country club which he moved the earth and paved the cart trails long before anyone hit their first tee shot. An ever present sports fan he rarely missed a sporting event from his eldest child to his youngest great grandchild, Tony believed his presence as a parent and grandparent was an important foundation to their young lives.
A celebration of life will be held on January 13th, 2018 at the Holy Trinity Church 38801 Blacow Rd. Fremont, Ca. from the hours of 12 - 4 in the afternoon.