Donaciano A. Martinez, 70, died on Monday, May 4, 2009.

He was born on Sept. 6, 1938 in Robstown to Manuel and Margarita Armenta Martinez. He was a Catholic and a lifelong resident of Robstown.

He is survived by his wife, Rosa Martinez of Robstown; his children, Elsa (Abel) Cervantes, Margie Martinez, Graciela Martinez, Donaciano (Pat) Martinez Jr., Ricky Martinez, Melissa (Danny) Ybanez, all of Robstown, Daniel (Margie) Martinez and Ray Martinez, both of Corpus Christi; his mother, Margarita A. Martinez of Corpus Christi; her brother, Mario Martinez of Corpus Christi; five sisters, Irene Valdez, Teresa Smithwick, Eloida Albiar, Flora Ramirez and Elena Vega, all of Corpus Christi; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 7, in the Ramon Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral mass was celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday, May 8, at St. Mary's Mission in Robstown. Interment followed at Robstown Cemetery.

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