MARTINEZ - Eusebio Entered into rest, Saturday, April 5, 2014, at age 88, beloved husband of 61 years of Cruz Maria (nee Santos) Martinez; devoted father of Abraham (Pam) Martinez, Wilson (Myrna) Martinez, Luz Selenia (Russell) Fratello, Cesar J. (Peggy) Martinez and Yolanda M. (Eugenio Jr.) Rodriguez; loving grandfather of Astrid Marie Martinez, David Martinez, Alexandra Martinez, Erica Gattuso, Natalie Ficarella, Timothy J. Rogers II, Emilia Miranda Rodriguez, Alejandro E. Rodriguez, Angelica Jacinta Fratello and Rebecca Loren Martinez; he also leaves behind two great-grandchildren, Andrew Smith and Aaliyah Renee Rogers; also survived by a brother, Manuel Martinez and a sister, Berta Ortiz, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Born in Coamo, Puerto Rico, to Pedro and Adela (nee Miranda) Martinez, Eusebio was an Army veteran of the Korean War, where he earned several medals, including the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, and the National Defense Service Medal. In the early 60's, Eusebio moved his wife and family to Rochester, New York, where he worked until retirement. Eusebio was a well known Hispanic Musician, who played the guitar, cuatro and the accordion. He also served in the American Legion Corps of Rochester in the 70's. Relatives and friends may visit the LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (Northtowns Chapel), 885 Niagara Falls Blvd. near Eggert/Sheridan Dr., Amherst, New York 14226, on Tuesday from 2-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Leo the Great Church, 885 Sweet Home Road, Amherst, NY 14226 on Wednesday morning at 9:15 o'clock. (Please assemble at church). Online condolences may be made at www.lombardofuneralhome.com
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Lombardo Funeral Home - Northtowns Chapel
885 Niagara Falls Boulevard Amherst, NY 14226
Published in the Buffalo News on Apr. 7, 2014