Joe M. Martinez
August 17, 1947 – August 20, 2020
Joe is preceded in death by his parents, J.C. Martinez & Katherine Martinez, by his son Sergio Martinez, brother John Navarro, and sister Mary Fromberg. He is survived by his daughter, Kim Martinez and her husband, Jose Martinez. He is also survived by his two grandsons, Anthony Martinez (and his wife Tara), and Hunter Anderson. Also by his brothers Fernando Martinez and Amador Lopez, and sisters Connie Lopez, Teresa Avila, and Mary Martinez. Also by his first wife and dear friend, Patricia Rubalcava.
Joe was from the Turlock High class of 1966. He worked and operated his parents’ family business, Martinez Plywood. He was known for his love of music and his amazing saxophone playing. Joe was always the life of the party and known for his genuine kindness, generosity, and big heart. He will be deeply missed by his family and many, many friends.
A graveside service will be held on, Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., Turlock Memorial Park, Turlock, California.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Community Housing and Shelter Services, P.O. Box 881, Modesto, California. 95354. This non-profit helps Stanislaus County Homeless families. Joe would daily drive by each Turlock park to pray for the homeless, his empathy for them was very real.