Thursday, September 23, 2010

OBITUARY: Justo "Justy" Martinez

Justo "Justy" Martinez
(June 20, 1952-Aug. 30, 2010)

Justo “Justy” Martinez, 58, passed away on Monday, August 30, 2010 at his home in Socorro, NM, surrounded by his family. Justy was born on June 20, 1952 in Socorro NM to Pablo and Dora (Padilla) Martinez. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Eileen Martinez; his daughters Rosalyn Garcia and husband Angel; Geraldine Jones; Pauline Martinez and companion Yessica Hinojosa; Son, Freddie Martinez and companion Gabriela Torres; all of Socorro, NM; 10 grandchildren, Jaenee; Jason Jr.; Freddie Jr.; Justeen; Jayleen; Justyn; Justus; Jayda; Angel Jr; and Kailee; Sisters Sheryl Romero and husband Michael; Debra Carrillo and husband Leroy; Barbara Griego and husband David; Stepmother Julia Martinez; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends including Evie Schultz. Justy was a life long resident of Socorro and was a former employee of the City of Socorro, retiring in 1990 after 15 years of service. He was a former little league baseball coach and also played with the Masons baseball team of Socorro and he was fondly known as Reggie. Justy enjoyed collecting memorabilia listening to oldies and sitting outside on his porch. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Dallas Cowboys fan. Justy is preceded in death by his parents, his nephew, Stanley Carrillo, and a very special friend John Paz. The Rosary will be recited Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 7:00 PM at San Miguel Catholic Church Parish Hall in Socorro, NM. A Communion Service will be celebrated Thursday September 2, 2010 at San Miguel Catholic Church Parish Hall with Deacon Mike Ybarra. Burial will take place in the San Miguel Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers are Angel Garcia, Lawrence Baca, Adam Paz, Tim Gutierrez, Nick Romero, and Michael Romero Jr. Honorary Pallbearers are Michael Romero Sr., Nick Silva, Daniel Chavez, Ignacio Chavez Jr., Justyn Martinez, Angel Garcia Jr., Freddie Martinez Jr., and Jason Jones Jr. Daddy, we will miss you dearly! Those who wish to send condolences may do so at Services have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services, 309 Garfield, Socorro, NM 87801, (575) 835-1530

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