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Tony Romo Martinez was born February 6, 1927 in Bergs Mill, TX near the San Antonio historic missions. In 1945 Tony joined the Army and served in the last days of WWII. Following the war he attended college and continued in the Army- earning his commission in 1950 as a 2nd LT in the Field Artillery. Tony served in combat during the Korean War where he earned a Bronze Star for action against the enemy in 1952. He earned his degree in Business from St Mary's University. Tony retired from the Army as a Major before becoming a Budget and Account Analyst in the Civil Service. He retired after 36 years of service but remained very active in the South San Antonio community. Tony was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church on New Laredo Hwy, was President of the South San Antonio School District, one of the first members of Communities Organized for Public Service, served on the Bexar County Appraisal Board, was Director of the San Antonio Local Development Company, and served on other numerous boards and committees. Tony was also a Notary Public who donated countless hours to his friends and neighbors. Tony is survived by his wife of 57 years Sonia Briseno Martinez, his children William Martinez (Mary Louise), George Martinez, Brenda Ague (Neal), and Kathy Corley(Scott), his grandchildren Madeline Vasquez (Robert), Melissa Martinez, Anthony Martinez, George Martinez (Deborah), Christopher Martinez, Miguel Martinez (Mary), Orlando Martinez (Erika), Analisa Martinez, Jacob Ague, Samuel Ague, and James Corley, and 9 great grandchildren. Tony is also survived by his brothers, Maximo Martinez, Robert Martinez and sister, Teresa Sims (Harley). He is preceded in death by his son Anthony B. Martinez and his parents Maximo G. and Estella Martinez, and his brother, Marcial Martinez. Tony will be remembered as an extremely kind and intelligent man who loved his wife Sonia, his family, and his local community. The family is especially grateful to Dr. Charles Briseno and staff at the Nix Hospital, Dr. Daniel Hyun, and Evercare Hospice. Their care and comfort to the Martinez family is profoundly appreciated.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. and Rosary will follow at Mission Park South Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Funeral Mass is scheduled at Mission San Jose on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. A funeral procession will follow. Flowers and Donations to the
will be accepted.
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Published in Express-News on Apr. 23, 2013