Martin Sias was surrounded by loved ones when he passed away on Jan. 16th, at 89 years of age. Martin was born on December 10, 1926 in Fresno, CA. Martin resided in Kern County for approximately 50 years. Martin worked as a machine operator for the Southern Pacific Railroad for 38 years.
Martin was a dedicated husband, a wonderful father, and a beloved grandfather, great grandfather, and great-great grandfather. Martin Sias is survived in death by his wife of 31 years, Maria S. Sias. The two married in 1985. Martin is survived by sisters Socorro Melendez, Josephina Hernandez, Olga Castenada, and brother Ramon Sias. Martin left behind four daughters he raised Christine Velasquez, Veronica Velasquez, Martha Castro, and Angela Madrid. Martin is also survived and loved by step-children Sylvia Pena, Maria Bonales, Diane Rubio, Manuel Barrios, and Daniel Barrios. Martin will be missed by his and Maria's many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, and tremendously missed by the numerous nephews and nieces who adored him.
Martin took great pride in his family, his job, and his home. Martin live a life of attending to the needs of others. As a testament to the wonderful person Martin was, his family have been encircled by love and support from the many people who knew him during his lifetime. Everyone sharing happy memories of their years knowing this loving and giving person. We will always certainly miss, cherish, and celebrate the compassionate and magnificent human being Martin Sias was. We all thank God for the opportunity of having this very special person touch our lives.
Services scheduled: Visitation and rosary: Tuesday - Jan. 26th, from 4-8 pm at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary Bakersfield, CA. Mass services: Wednesday - Jan. 27th, starting at 10 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church Bakersfield, CA. Burial: Wednesday - Jan. 27th, following mass services at approximately 11:30 am, at the Historic Union Cemetery Bakersfield, CA
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