Joseph Martin passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at age 69.
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He lived in Albuquerque, for many years, but he felt his true home was on his property in Mora. He was born in Las Vegas on Feb. 23, 1944, son of Joseph M. Martin and Sadie Lopez Martin. He has five siblings including four sisters, Della Sewell, Dora Ramirez, Priscilla Regan, Ralph Segura, and Rosan- na Segura. He married Mary Francis Martin on July 8, 1972, and had three children, Alphonso Pablo Martin, Lisa Rosanna Martin-Johnson and Gina Sadie Mae Martin-Zummo. Six grandsons, Dylan Martin, Naythan Martin, Ryan Martin, Vincent Zummo, Steven Johnson and Callum Zummo.
He was educated at University of New Mexico where he attained a masters of science, and worked most of his life as a civil
engineer with the State of New Mexico and Bureau of Indian Affairs. He retired at the age of 62.
Joseph enjoyed outdoor activities including, hiking, walking and astronomy; he also had a strong interest in philosophy and bible studies.
Visitation will be held from noon until 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Daniels Family Funeral Services Carlisle Chapel with Remembrance Service to follow at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, in close proximity to his parents' resting place as he would have wished.
To view information or leave a condolence, visit www.danielsfuneral.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Daniels Family Funeral Services, 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, 505-884-1188.
Published in Las Vegas Optic on Mar. 6, 2013