September 22, 1925 ~ July 16, 2007
Juan N. Martinez
Johnny Martinez died peacefully at home on Monday July 16th, 2007. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who touched the lives of all who knew him. Johnny was born on September 22, 1925 in San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico. He came to California in 1957 where he resided until his death. Johnny was a commercial painter by trade. He was a veteran of WWII serving in Europe and the South Pacific. Johnny married his wife, Mary, on November 24, 1949. Johnny is survived by his wife, Mary, son Frank and wife Alexandra, daughter Dora and husband Dennis, daughter Sandra and husband Tim, grandchildren, Licia, Lauri, Luke, Sergio, Lacey, Pilar, Ryan and Dylan and great-grand children, Natalie, Leila, Ricky, Noelani, Riley, and Kealoha. He is also survived by his sister Apalonia of San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son John. Johnny was a kind and generous spirit with a comical personality and we will carry his memory in our hearts forever.
Memorial Mass will be Saturday, July 28, 2007 at 11AM at St. Anthony Church, El Segundo.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the family home immediately following the mass at 5011 West 137th Place, Hawthorne.
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