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1938 - 2014 |
May 6, 1938 - June 18, 2014
Resident of Antioch
Tom passed away peacefully in his home on Wed. June 18th with his family by his side. He was born in Espanola, New Mexico, and raised in Richmond, CA. He graduated from Richmond High School & attended University of California in Berkeley before being drafted into the U. S. Army where he served in the
. Tom retired from DuPont in Antioch after working there for 33 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family at his vacation home in Lake Tahoe, watching & going to Giants/A's games & dancing with his wife.
He was a devoted, loving, family man and is survived by Olga, his wife of 50 years (July 18th), his five children, Jeff Martinez of Oakley, Cheryl Martinez (Rod Rojas) of Antioch, Julie Biedenbender (Brian) of Oakley, Lisa Culcasi (Steve) of Antioch, Greg Martinez of Albuquerque, NM, 8 grandchildren & one great grandson. He is also survived by his sister Genevieve Martinez of Martinez. Preceded in death by parents Henry & Margaret Martinez & sister Edna Kinnard. His generous, loving, spirit will be missed by all who knew him.
Friends and family are invited to a Mass on Friday, July 18th at 11:00 am at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Antioch.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to
Published in Contra Costa Times on July 13, 2014
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