Alfonso G. Martinez, 91, passed away peacefully on Mothers day, May 11, 2014. Mr. Martinez was a decorated World War II veteran who served with The United States Army in the American Theater, Asiatic-Pacific Theater and Philippine Liberation. He was wounded in action in Palau and received the Purple Heart before returning to action. He is also a recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal and Bronze Arrowhead. After leaving the Army he continued his service to our country working at Fort Bliss Texas in the commissary where he retired from in 1982. He never re-married after the death of his wife Amelia Martinez who passed on October 31, 1974. He enjoyed playing golf throughout most of his retirement at Ascarate Golf Course and treasured the friendships and comradery he had there. Serving God, his Country and Family was the pride and joy of his life. He is survived by his sons; Alfonso Martinez Jr. of Freemont Nebraska, Robert G. Martinez and Vincent Martinez of El Paso, Texas and grandsons; Christian Martinez , Mark Anthony Martinez, and Dr. Robert Eric Martinez. Services have been held. Directed by San Jose Funeral Home Central.
Published in El Paso Times from May 17 to May 24, 2014