PEDRO T. MARTINEZ Jr.(1941 - 2013)

PEDRO T. MARTINEZ, JR. McALLEN - Pedro T. Martinez, Jr., 72, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Amara Hospice of Edinburg. Pedro was born June 18, 1941 in McAllen, Texas. He is the son of the late Pedro E. and the late Josefa (Torres) Martinez. He was a veteran of the US Air Force serving from 3/26/1962 to 12/31/1982. He was also a retired US Customs Import Specialist. He is survived by his loving wife, Maria "Nina" (Ruiz) Martinez; one daughter, Diana Zuniga of King George, VA; one sister, Maria Luisa Nelson of Montara, CA; two brothers, Guillermo T. Martinez of McAllen, TX and Ruben T. Martinez of Los Angeles, CA; three grandchildren, Kristina Zuniga, Pedro Zuniga and Alessandra Zuniga. He is predeceased by his parents; a sister, Maria Del Carmen Martinez; two brothers, Rafael T. Martinez and Roberto T. Martinez. Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm Thursday, December 26, 2013 with a rosary being recited at 7:00 pm at Rivera Funeral Home of McAllen, TX. A Mass of Christian burial will be said at 11:00 am Friday, December 27, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen, TX. Interment will follow at Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission. Serving as pallbearers will be Noel Zuniga, David Martinez, Guillermo Martinez, Jr., Danny Martinez, John Ruiz and Ruben Martinez, Jr. Honorary pallbearer will be, Pedro Zuniga. The family would like to thank Amara Hospice Facility for their unending devotion and heartfelt kindness. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Rivera Funeral Home of McAllen. Sign the guest book at

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Published in The Monitor on Dec. 26, 2013