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Santos "Paul" Martinez


1946 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Santos "Paul" Martinez Obituary
SANTOS "PAUL" MARTINEZ was born on September 28, 1946 in Sante Fe, New Mexico, the son of Santos Torres Martinez and Adeline Martinez. He also was son to Dolores Martinez and was one of 14 siblings. He grew up in Artesia and Garden Grove, California, and joined the U.S. Army in the mid-1960s, doing two tours of duty in Vietnam. Paul married Doreen Janell Matthews on June 24, 1972 in Las Vegas, Nevada and had two sons and one daughter shortly afterwards. He primarily worked for the City of Santa Ana, Steelcase Office Furniture in Orange County, California, and Sun City Roofing in Sun City, California while spending most of his life living in Riverside County. Later, he began practicing his faith with Jehovah's Witnesses and was baptized in 1996. His interests throughout his life included auto mechanics, motorcycles, classic movies, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Paul passed on March 23, 2014 in Hemet, California. He is survived by his wife Doreen, his sons David and Shane and their spouses, his daughter Jennifer and her spouse, his brother Philip, his sisters Jessie, Marie, Elsie, Cathy, Cindy and Christine, his grandson Marek, and his granddaughters Zoey and Sequoia.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Apr. 2, 2014
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