Alamosa resident Antonio “Tony” Abel Martinez, 69, passed away March 5, 2013 at the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Tony was born on January 27, 1944 the son of Herman Martinez and Juanita Medina. Tony was a wonderful husband, step-father, step-grandfather and brother who enjoyed working the potato harvest, was an avid Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies fan, watching sporting events, going on long walks, listening to music, and above all he cherished the time he spent with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife Celina Martinez of Alamosa, CO; step-son Horacio Martinez of Alamosa, CO; one step-granddaughter Damaris Martinez of Alamosa, CO; one brother Herman (Patsy) Martinez of Alamosa, CO; one sister Betty (David) Cruz of Albuquerque, NM. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Tony was preceded in death by his parents Herman and Juanita Martinez, one sister Rose Marie Martinez and one brother Lawrence C. Martinez.
A Vigil Service with Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Alamosa. A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 10:00 AM also at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Romero Funeral Home of Alamosa.