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Joseph Sapien "Vachie" Martinez

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Joseph Sapien "Vachie" Martinez Obituary
Martinez, Joseph "Vachie" Sapien
72, of Goodyear, passed away November 2, 2015. Born on March 12, 1943 in Phoenix. He is survived by his brothers, Armando (Maria), Pascual (Dolores), Manuel, Andy and his many nephews and nieces who loved him. He is preceded in death by his parents, Luis and Guadalupe; brothers, Efren, Vicente, Frank (Mickey), Jesse; and sisters, Julia, Lupe, and Maria. Joe was an Army Veteran, who served during the Vietnam conflict. When he came back, he worked as an equipment operator in the construction field, then later in life as a truck driver for the local produce farms. Joe was full of life and loved visiting with family and friends by keeping everyone in the loop. Joe enjoyed taking care of his cats and driving around in his Mustang. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, December 2 at 11:00am, with Military Honors, at Avenidas Funeral Chapel, located at 522 East Western Avenue in Avondale. Doors will open at 10:30am, with services concluding at 12:30pm. Condolences may be left for the family at www.AvenidasFuneralChapel.com.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Nov. 29, 2015
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