Obituary of Joaquin C. Martinez, Sr.
JOAQUIN CESAR MARTINEZ, Retired Senior Master Sergeant USAF
Joaquin Cesar Martinez was born on June 15, 1937, in Encinal, TX to Santos and Maria Martinez. He went to his Eternal Rest on October 7, 2023, in Tucson, AZ.
He is survived by his loving Wife of 68 years, Gloria, his oldest Son, Cesar, and numerous Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two Daughters, Elda Alicia Paulik and Ida Alicia McCormick, and his youngest Son, Reuben.
He joined the USAF upon graduating from Cotulla High School in 1955 and reaching the age of 18 that summer. His 22 yr. military career took him to various countries, notably England, Japan, and Vietnam, and to multiple Duty Stations, esp. Biggs AF Base in El Paso, Yokota AF Base in Japan, and Davis Monthan AF Base in Tucson. Upon retiring from military service in 1977 he got a job with USPS and worked another 20 years. That’s also when his wife Gloria decided to go to work at Furr’s Cafeteria since their four grown children were either in the Service or married and left home.
The Family wishes to thank the Staff and Nurses of the Aria Hospice Comfort Care who provided loving care and attention to Joaquin.
Funeral Services will take place on Thursday, Oct 19, at Bring’s funeral Home at 6910 E. Broadway Blvd with viewing from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Followed by the Funeral Mass at Our Mother of Sorrows Church on 1800 S. Kolb Rd. at 11 AM. Interment will be at All Faiths Cemetery, 2151 S. Avenida Los Reyes at 12:30 PM.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Joaquin Martinez, Sr., please visit Tribute Store