Robert Martinez, a life-long resident of the South Bay passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2016. He was born in Lomita, California on March 1, 1933. He is survived by daughters, Laura Martinez, Lisa Frazier (Roy) and Bobbi Martinez; son, Michael Anthony Martinez (Bente); sisters, Betty Sias and Helen Griego; brothers, Elmer and Thomas Martinez; and four grandchildren Zachary, Evan, Benjamin and Mia. The viewing and gathering will be from 5 pm - 9 pm on Thursday, May 5, 2016, at Rice Mortuary in Torrance. The Mass of Christian burial will be Friday, May 6, 2016, at 10 am at St James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach. Committal will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Reception will be from 1 pm - 3 pm at the St James Catholic Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Heart Association.

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