MARTINEZ, WILLIAM J., SR. "BILL," 85, passed away at his home in Crown Point, Indiana on April 9, 2014. The Martinezes are a pioneer Florida family, having settled in Tampa in the late 1800s. Bill retired as Batallion Chief of the Gary, IN Fire Dept. and began his second career with the Florida Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigation, retiring as Law Enforcement Capt. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elaine; son, Bill, Jr. (Jay, #2 son) of Miami; daughter, Debbie Back of Crown Point, IN; grandchildren, Mark William and Hillary Elaine Back, also of Crown Point; and 5 brothers and sisters of Tampa. Visitation will be held at Burns Funeral Home in Crown Point, IN, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Matthias Catholic Church.
Burns Funeral Home & Crematory
10101 Broadway Crown Point, IN 46307
Published in Miami Herald on Apr. 12, 2014