July 28, 1939 - June 11, 2013
Samuel G. Martinez Sr. 73, of El Centro passed away on Tuesday June 11, 2013.
Samuel was born on July 28, 1939 in Mexicali, Mexico to Roman and Pascuala Martinez. He worked as an Agricultural Equipment Operator for several years, he also worked in the fields. Samuel loved helping out his family with various projects in mechanics and landscaping. He was very loving, strong, a hard worker and had a great sense of humor. He will be deeply missed.
Samuel is survived by his wife, Maria Gloria Martinez; daughters and son in law, Linda Stevenson, Anna and George Arce, Arcelia and Arturo Virgen, Patricia and Ricardo Padilla, Vicente and Rebecca Martinez, Samuel Jr. and Blanca Martinez and Ernesto Martinez; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren who he enjoyed to play with.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, June 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Hems Brothers Mortuary in El Centro. Mass will be held Friday, June 21 at 9 a.m. at Our lady of Guadalupe Church in El Centro. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Calexico, CA. Please sign the guest book online at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ivpressonline