Antonio Martinez, 70, a lifetime resident of Las Vegas passed away on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at Christus St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe.
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He was born in Las Vegas, N.M., on Sept. 20, 1943, to the late Melaquias Martinez and Eleanor Martinez.
Antonio was a loved very much by his family. He enjoyed listening to Spanish music played by both KNMX and KFUN radio stations.
He is proceeded in death by his parents; twin sister, Velma Wise; sister, Rosabelle Chavez; and brother, Robert Martinez.
He is survived by his brother, Eugene Martinez of Washington state; sister, Lucy Boyer of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brother, Roman Martinez and wife, Della Rita of Las Vegas; brother, Melaquias Martinez, Jr., and wife, Isabell of Las Vegas; sister, Roberta Martinez of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brother-in-law, Joe Ernest Chavez of Las Vegas; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many family friends.
Rosary services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church. Funeral services will be conducted following the rosary with Father George V. Salazar as celebrant. Serving as casket bearers will be: David Martinez, Daniel Martinez, Ralph Martinez, Steven Martinez, Ruben Martinez and Phillip Martinez. Serving as honorary bearers will be: Kenneth Mares and Jacob Martinez. Cremation will take place following services.
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Arrangements under the direction of Rogers Mortuary, 600 Reynolds Ave., Las Vegas, 1-800-479-3511 or 425-3511.
Published in Las Vegas Optic on Feb. 5, 2014