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William Michael Martinez


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William Michael Martinez Obituary
Martinez, William Michael,

Air Force veteran, semi truck driver, hiker & camper, organic gardener, stained-glass artist, keen photographer, classical music lover, international traveler, lifelong learner, advocate for social justice.

Born March 23, 1937, in Oakland CA to Hawaiian-born parents of Spanish and Puerto Rican ancestry. Moved in 1988 to Madison WI and in 1996 to Lou, KY, where he died on July 24, 2017.

Preceded by brothers Henry and Frank Martinez; sister and brother-in-law Hilda and Merle Aman; and by his beloved cats, especially Lulu.

Survived by his long-time partner Jean Tucker of Lou, KY; brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and Juanita Martinez of Los Angeles CA; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, mostly of CA. Also by long-time steadfast friends, Tony Scott of Lou,KY; Ron Tebbe of Wooster OH; and Patrick and Sylvie Desbois-Sorbé of Salies-de-Béarn, France.

No service per Bill's request. Later on, friends will gather to remember him together.
Published in The Courier-Journal on Aug. 21, 2017
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