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Jose Martinez, Jr.
88, passed away on September 15, 2013 at San Antonio Hospital in Upland, CA. He was born on October 24, 1924 to Jose and Anita Martinez.
He served in the
United States Navy
from 1943 to 1945. He was a Veteran of
, stationed on the USS Savo Island, where he was awarded several Campaign Medals and the Presidential Unit Citation. He retired from Santa Fe as a Railroad Roadmaster where he worked for 45 years. He was the first Hispanic to become a Roadmaster and set the precedence for other Hispanics in the industry.
Jose was a member and one year president of Al Malaikah Shrine of Apple Valley where he received the Hiram Award. He enjoyed being with his family and was a sports enthusiast. He was an avid, dedicated Laker and Dodger fan.
Jose is survived by his children, Susan Arrieta of Upland, CA and Lydia Goodman of Keller, TX, ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Jose was preceded in death by his wife, Lily Martinez, and daughter, Delphina Campos.
A private graveside service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.
Published in San Bernardino Sun on Sept. 26, 2013
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"I can't stop reading this daily. Thank you grandpa for always being there for me. I will miss you more..."
"Mr. Martinez, Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country..."
- Mike Casey
"Thanks for the memories Grandpa, I will miss your story telling. You are forever in our hearts, Rest in..."
"thank you Joe for hiring me on the Santa Fe Railroad in 1981 I got 2 years left to retire it's been..."
"We pray for God's grace for Joe and his family. Being around Joe was always fun, he had a constant..."
- Jim Wilson
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